83 hacks in February 2007

28 February 2007

And the snot sucker goes to...

Congratulations, Heather! You get to suck snot out of your son's nose as soon as next week, depending on how fast the mail goes! Send me an email with your mailing address and I'll send your NoseFrida right out. Let me just say: I am amazed by the enthusiastic interest...

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28 February 2007

Parent Hacks admin: Self-service graphic ad discount ends today

If you've been considering booking a graphical ad on Parent Hacks and have your graphic ready to go, today's the day to sign up! FM has been offering a 35% discount on all graphical ads booked through their self-service platform, and that offer ends today. Questions? Here's some more info,...

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28 February 2007

Cornstarch gets Vaseline out of hair

Lisa of Lil Duck Duck says cornstarch gets petroleum jelly, Vicks Vaporub, and other oily, sticky substances out of your kid's (or your) hair. Details on her blog. Related: Remove gum from your kid's hair with olive oil

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28 February 2007

NoseFrida nasal aspirator: revolutionizing the snot sucker

Ah, the nasal aspirator. This ubiquitous bit of baby gear has a place in most nurseries for good reason: babies inevitably get congested and must be "suctioned" so they can breathe properly while they nurse and sleep. Problem is, most bulb syringes are hard to maneuver, especially when the suction-ee...

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27 February 2007

Diaper Valet: New changing pad option

I recently profiled Adrienne's lovely handmade diaper pouch, the Diaper Valet. Just in: matching changing pads! If you've been on the fence about buying one, free shipping ends tomorrow, and you can also get a $15 rebate if you purchase using PayPal.

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27 February 2007

Browse Craigslist photos with Listpic

Craigslist addicts rejoice! Ryan Sit has hacked together Listpic, a Craigslist photo viewer that lets you visually browse your city's listings. You can browse an entire category (here's how Portland's Baby + kids category looks) or you can search by keyword. Saves you money AND time...a winning combo. [Thanks for...

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27 February 2007

OXO Good Grips hacks the mango

We're mango lovers around here, but I often end up wasting half the fruit trying to properly cut it into slabs for my kids to eat. I discovered this clever gadget at the grocery store yesterday: the Oxo Good Grips Mango Splitter. I'm not generally one to pay over ten...

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26 February 2007

Birthday party keepsake: an autographed photo mat

Liz, of Mom-101 and Cool Mom Picks fame, made this simple keepsake for her daughter's first birthday party: Buy a cheap photo mat, put photo of the birthday girl or boy inside, and leave a felt pen or marker for guests to sign it. After the party, just add frame...

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25 February 2007

Airborne: Does it help your family avoid colds?

We're battling the round-robin rhinovirus around here...the cold that infects one kid, then another, then me. It seems that no amount of hand washing, Purell, or general voodoo is keeping us healthy. All except for one of us...my husband. He swears that his secret is Airborne, the effervescent orange-flavored herbal/vitamin...

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25 February 2007

Sheepskin as cozy stroller liner

STL Mom has lots of good ideas, but this one popped up in the comments of Hot water bottle as stroller warmer, and I wanted to be sure everyone saw it: I received a sheepskin at a baby shower, but was always scared that my daughter would suffocate if I...

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24 February 2007

Water houseplants with leftover bottled water

From the So Obvious I Can't Believe I'm Writing This Down file: I'm fine with tap water (especially with the help of my beloved Brita filter pitcher), but my husband is a devoted bottled water drinker. The kids, too, like bottled water as a treat, and we often have a...

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23 February 2007

Parent Hacks Meetup! 03/10/07 Austin, TX

Are you coming to SXSW Interactive? If not, will you be anywhere within spitting distance of Austin, Texas on the morning of Saturday, March 10? Then come on down to the Halcyon Coffee Bar and join me, Sara, and hopefully a bunch more Parenthackers for a little caffeine and conversation!...

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23 February 2007

Hot water bottle as stroller warmer

Jo's MIL scored a winner with this cold-weather tip: This was actually suggested to me by my mother-in-law (who knew? most of her "advice" makes me roll my eyes but this one's really good) and my husband told me i should pass it along, so here it is... For those...

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22 February 2007

"Fridge googling": Macmillan Dictionary's Word of the Week

What can this mean? Will Parenthackers be forever enshrined in the annals of popular language? (And technically, it's phrase of the week, but who's complaining?)

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22 February 2007

Time's running out on the Amazon Pampers discount

You've still got a few days to get in on Amazon's $25 instant discount on $99-worth of Pampers, Luvs and Kandoo products. Few things make you feel as secure as a pantry stocked with diapers. Offer ends 2/28. Tags: Baby, Diapers, Pampers, Parenting, Saving money

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