Weather still cold? Get fingerless gloves!

I HATE dealing with the kids' cold weather paraphernalia while wearing my own gloves! Here's Jodi's great tip: I was surprised by the usefulness of these fingerless gloves.  I am able to fiddle with zippers, buttons, car seat fastenings, keys, and my 10 month old son's tiny mittens.  All without having to take off my […]

“Active resting” clears your parent brain

Clearing your mind doesn't necessarily require retreating from the world. Here's how hedra reboots her parent brain: Dancing along with the kids to some Motown on the CD player is one of my favorite ways to 'sweep' my brain. Dance for me has always been a form of physical meditation. I just try to stay […]

links for 2007-04-30

Cool Mom Picks: Cute camera tote Speaking of gifts for Geek moms, CMP points to an adorable clip-on camera case. Available for purchase from our friends at Photojojo. (Lots of other great stuff there, too.) (tags: parenthacks photography shopping) Aquaphor as under-eye cream » Self-Made Mom Who knew? (tags: parenthacks beauty)

Handy postpartum gadget: a reacher

Here's how Jennifer got the "third hand" we all wish for while nursing: when i was still pregnant, i had bad hip pain which made it difficult for me to bend down and climb stairs (let alone a ladder to reach a high shelf), so i got a grabbing stick [also called a "reacher." — […]

Diaper cartoons as changing table entertainment

Nic's hack, from the "we do what we must" file: One thing that I've started doing recently and found really useful is to use the nappy to entertain him on the changing table. We use a combination of disposables and reusables and unfortunately this only works with disposables. Most disposable nappies have little characters drawn […]

Mealtime hacks for new eaters

Amberlynn shares her tips for mealtimes with babies who are just starting to eat solid food: My little boy still loves nursing, so eating is still an entertaining novelty to him. However, so far (six months of solid foods, and they’re still just a game to him) he’s been a fantastic eater. Here are some […]

links for 2007-04-29

How to Install a Child Safety Seat That Won’t Budge @ raising4boys.com How to use that infernal metal locking clip. (tags: parenthacks baby) To Motherhood And Beyond…: Eat Those Veggies How to encourage sweet-loving babies to eat those peas! (tags: parenthacks baby) GeekDads wanted! I'm lookin' at YOU, buddy. (tags: fatherhood dads)

Rubber bands keep wooden puzzles in one piece

From veteran Parenthacker Sara: We've reached the stage where toys start coming in many small pieces — it's starting to drive me crazy!  On fast fix to keep those wooden toddler puzzles together — rubber bands.  There's usually only a couple of pieces, so 2 or 3 rubber bands stretched across them hold all the […]

links for 2007-04-29

How to Install a Child Safety Seat That Won’t Budge @ raising4boys.com How to use that infernal metal locking clip. (tags: parenthacks baby) To Motherhood And Beyond…: Eat Those Veggies How to encourage sweet-loving babies to eat those peas! (tags: parenthacks baby) GeekDads wanted! I’m lookin’ at YOU, buddy. (tags: fatherhood dads)