How to remove a band-aid painlessly

At Amazon: Band-Aid Brand Adhesive Bandages, Variety Pack, 280 Count

At Amazon: Band-Aid Brand Adhesive Bandages, Variety Pack, 280 Count Rachael shares her solution to an age-old problem: Here’s my hack for removing those pesky band-aids that kids love to put on and HATE to have taken off: If you dip a cotton ball or q-tip in oil (olive or baby) and rub it against […]

Travel tip: Clean the DVDs!

Ginger reminds us: If you’re traveling with a toddler and a portable DVD player, remember to clean the DVD’s before you get on the plane! Believe me, that will be 2 minutes well spent. Didn’t I hear somewhere (here?) that you can clean DVDs with baby wipes? Can someone confirm that? Related: Bungee cord a […]

links for 2007-11-26

Tessy & Tab Reading Club: Gifts and starter kits My daughter LOVES these sturdy little “magazines” that come in the mail. For ages 2-5, easy for little hands to handle, bright graphics and fun pre-reading practice. Highly recommended as a low-clutter (no lead!) gift.

Parent Hacks admin: Welcome back! (And a request for your holiday hacks.)

I’m happy to report that Parent Hacks site traffic over the weekend was abysmal. Exactly as it should be! More family, less computer! I hope those of you who celebrated Thanksgiving had a wonderful time. We spent Thanksgiving in the Bay Area visiting my family, basking in the California sun (my dad cooked the turkey […]

A phone call from a favorite character encourages bathtime cooperation

From Rachel: My daughter hated, HATED to have her hair washed.  For about two years washing her hair was one of my least favorite chores.  She’d kick and scream so loudly that I would honestly worry the neighbors would call the police. [Haven’t we all wondered about that at one time or another? – Ed.]  […]

Uses for old mustard and ketchup bottles

Ashley rescued the mustard and ketchup bottles from the recycling bin: If you wash them really well, empty mustard and ketchup bottles make great bathtub squirt toys. If you use powdered tempera paint, they also make great dispensers! Related: Don't throw away that perineum bottle!