Health

How to keep your family healthy, and better handle when they're sick.

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17 February 2012

08 February 2012

Best way to heal a thumb-sucker's dry, cracked thumb? Talk amongst yourselves.

Dry winter air + constantly-damp thumbs = cracked, painful skin. Adam's wondering what other parents have done to speed healing. Got any tips?

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01 February 2012

How to childproof the dishwasher? Talk amongst yourselves.

Nicole needs our help to keep her son out of the dishwasher! Ideas?

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16 November 2011

Baby wipes as face cleansing cloths

I've ALWAYS questioned the need for specialized facial and body cleansers. If there's a good reason why using baby wipes on one's face is a problem, please say so in the comments.

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11 November 2011

MC Hammer as childproofer: Can't touch this!

Nate Smith (not just any Nate Smith; the best Nate Smith) came up with a way to show his son which stuff not to touch.

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11 November 2011

10 November 2011

09 November 2011

Social media may save your life

My latest Babble Voices post is about Amit Gupta, leukemia, social media, hopefulness, and what you can do to help him and thousands more. It's easy, painless, and free. And it might save a life.

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08 November 2011

Bandana as toddler fashion-accessory-slash-snot-neckerchief

This adorable child could have come straight out of a high-end kids' catalog, but, no, this is a picture of A SNOT WIPER.

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11 October 2011

How to exercise with a preschooler in tow? Talk amongst yourselves.

Parenthackers who are exercising with little kids...how do you do it? When do you do it? What do you do?

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10 October 2011

Childproof a switch cover with recycled plastic

"The kitchen sink in our new house is on the island, which means that the disposal switch is at a height of three feet, begging my son to play with it. What could be a worse idea?" Here's one way to babyproof it.

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05 October 2011

Gotten rid of your telephone landline? What about 911 access for your kids? Talk amongst yourselves.

Kym needs our help! She asks the phone service question I've never been able to answer myself, which is the reason we still have a landline.

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15 September 2011

Keep medical- and health details accessible with Evernote

Opher's tech-enhanced tip for keeping hard-to-remember medical details at one's fingertips.

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03 August 2011

Stop severe nosebleeds with tampons

Hey, blood flow is blood flow. This hack may not fly in the school office, but it certainly works at home.

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15 July 2011

Vapor rub helps you tolerate post-stomach flu cleanup

For those who want to throw up while cleaning up throw up.

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