Perhaps the title of this hack was enough information, but in case you want more detail, here it is, from Rebecca: The other night I found out the hard way that baking soda is good for yet another thing. I was snuggling my 4 year-old to sleep. He had been talking about his tummy hurting, […]
Kelly Rose's sick-baby-containment tip: My 11 month-old is battling pneumonia right now, so we've had to use a nasal aspirator and give him medicine, both of which he hates and struggles against. We have a high chair that reclines (Fisher Price Space Saver), so I put him in the high chair and recline it to […]
Vomit is an inevitable topic around here. Reading about kid puke may be gross, but it beats cleaning carpet and changing sheets in the middle of the night, right? Thank you for this, Shimona! I don’t know about anyone else’s kids, but for mine, it’s not very comfortable to lean over the toilet to throw […]
As a follow-up to our discussion about avoiding bed bugs in used clothing, one of the suggestions was to seal second-hand purchases in a Ziploc bag before putting them directly into the wash. It occured to me that keeping a stash of Ziploc Big Bags in the trunk would be a good idea. Another option, […]
If you're a buyer of second-hand kids' clothes, a lover of the "free bin," or a garage sale or thrift store shopper, you need to be wary about bedbugs. Bedbugs are making a comeback across the United States and can stow away in furniture, mattresses, clothing…just about anything. I'm not much of a thrifter myself, […]
via www.snack-girl.com Sigh. I appreciate this post by Snack Girl, aka Lisa/@Snack_Girl_, but it also crushes me a little. Through no fault of Lisa's! Her post brings to light a study that shows, yes indeed, cartoon characters on food packaging — even healthy food such as fresh fruit — makes it more appealing to kids. […]
via nylonthread.blogspot.com Our recent brainstorming session on encouraging kids to eat their school lunches inspired this amazing project. Based on several Parenthackers' suggestions, Alanna was looking to teach her kids to pack their own lunches. She came up with this: flash cards. Remarkable. Read the full post at Tied To My Apron Strings for details.