Nursing pads make good glass and granite cleaners


Jodi found a use for her extra nursing pads: After finishing breastfeeding – and having that last ½ box of Johnson’s nursing pads left – I decided to use them to clean my glass and granite countertops. They are AWESOME!!! I will vouch for Johnson’s nursing pads myself — they were by far the best […]

Nesquik chocolate syrup gets hypoallergenic formula down the hatch


Michael offers this "whatever works" hack for making hypoallergenic formula palatable: Our son,  Curious Boy, has Bovine Protein Intolerance and so could not consume anything with any beef, dairy or soy products.  My wife breastfed him exclusively until he was about 10 months old.  This was tough on her because she had to avoid these […]

Use your dishwasher as a dish-drying rack

I can’t imagine how hand washing dishes could be a time saver, but AJ‘s friend disagrees: A friend with several kids told me her dishes get dirty so fast it’s not effective time-wise to have the dishwasher running nonstop. Her solution is to handwash dishes and use the dishwasher as a drying rack. That tip […]

Juice keeps longer when frozen into cubes

Ice cube trays can be a parent’s best friend. From Gladys: My baby never finished up a jar of juice in a reasonable time, so I found myself throwing out a lot of it — and it was organic and pricey! I started freezing the juice into ice cube trays, then putting the frozen juice […]

Amazon’s Huggies deal ends Wednesday

You still have a few days to get in on Amazon’s Huggies diaper promotion: get $30 off $99 worth of Huggies diapers till January 31. Baby Cheapskate says this is a good deal, AND SHE KNOWS THESE THINGS. Tags: Baby, Diapers, Huggies, Parenting, Saving money

Fruit slime as baby hair gel

If that title didn’t grab you, you’re a stronger parent than I. Erin’s hack requires no preamble: My 11 month-old daughter’s hair is just long enough to get in her eyes, but not long enough to tuck behind an ear. I don’t really want to start cutting her hair, so I’ve taken to using a […]