Attach return addresses to your baby's shoes
I always feel a tinge of maternal protectiveness when I see a lost baby shoe (or a lost mitten). I can't help but think about the kid somewhere with one cold foot or hand. Rachele's clever hack gives those lost shoes a way to get back home:
After losing a ton of baby socks, I found they stay on my little ones better if I put shoes on them, too. The only problem is that then they will occasionally wiggle out of a shoe! When my first son was little, I was worried that I would lose a shoe somewhere, so I dug some return address labels out of a drawer, stuck them on the soles, and covered with clear packing tape. I did the same with my new baby's shoes. Last week, I got home to find that we had dropped a shoe while at the store, but this afternoon, it showed up in my mailbox!
I've mentioned this before, but Robeez were always my favorite shoes for keeping socks on my babies' feet. Bonus: they up the cuteness factor by at least 5. Amazon's got a bunch of adorable Robeez leather shoes on sale, many for 50% off.