Blow dryer handles bedtime water spills

Oh, yeah, Molly! Few things are more onerous than late-night bedding changes (especially when they involve washing and drying): After having JUST washed the sheets on my daughter’s bed, her (supposedly spill-proof) sippy cup of bedtime water leaked right where she sleeps. After considering letting her sleep in a wet bed — only for a […]

Ice cube alarm clock gets sleepy kids and parents out of bed

My husband needs to be awakened with a sledgehammer every morning. I am SO doing this. From John of Our oldest started kingergarten this Fall and I was worried about getting myself up in time rather than hitting the snooze alarm like I normally do. To jumpstart our mornings I created the Ice Cube […]

Tips for avoiding catching colds

Kristin's passed along some cold season tips I've never heard before (and wish I had years ago): These are all from our pediatrician, and have helped lower the number and severity of colds that the kids get. Immediately wipe down their faces (especially under the nose) and hands whenever you put kids back into their […]

Boxer shorts and cotton undershirts make cheaper summer PJs

Susan’s saving money on summer sleepwear: This is probably a “duh” moment for some Parenthackers, but I thought I’d write just in case. I was in the store (Target) the other day bemoaning the idea of having to buy summer pajamas for my kiddos. They’re not cheap, and here in New England the summer doesn’t […]

Mini trampoline as baby bouncer

Dana found another bit of fitness equipment that doubles as a baby soother: I work from a home office with a small baby. I keep a mini trampoline and an exercise ball in my office on the off chance that I might actually exercise during his naptime while I watch streaming TV or listen to […]