Amy’s hack will comfort the needle-and-thread phobic among us all, and save time and sore fingers.
For years, I have asked my kids to turn thier clothing right-side-out before throwing it in the hamper. Doing it myself was adding a lot of time to the already dreaded chore of laundry. But my pleas fell on deaf ears…
Several folks have written in about putting their kids to bed in the next day’s clothes. Generally, it has been a time-saving strategy, but in Nicole’s case, it also keeps the toddler rebellion to a minimum: A little before my son turned two he was having a hard time getting dressed in the morning. We […]
Kids’ clothes have more than their share of stains. My pre-soaking treatment for stubborn clothing stains does the trick most of the time, but every now and then I need to apply a little elbow grease. I’ve found that an old nail brush is the perfect tool for the job — it’s easy to hold, […]
Following up on my inquiry about cotton training pants in yesterday’s pantiliner-as-potty-training-helper hack, I’ve heard from several of you with favorite brand recommendations. I thought I’d post the favorites here and open up the discussion in case anyone else has something to add. Several of you gave Luvable Friends training pants (sold at Amazon) great […]
Parent Hacks readers share their best tips for tightening kids’ pants without sewing.
Chakolate shares a bit of wisdom I didn’t figure out myself for years: I thought this was one of those things everybody knew, until I saw a mom trying to refasten her tiny daughter’s overalls. She had undone them for potty time. The thing is, when you undo overalls, whether you’re two months or sixty […]
SJ’s self-dressing hack: When we started potty training there was a lot of backwards underwear-wearing, because it’s hard to tell which way girls’ panties go of there is no tag or bow. Sometimes my daughter would get it wrong even if there was a tag and then complain about being uncomfortable because they fit wrong […]
Some parents streamline their morning routines by dressing their young toddlers for bed in the next day’s clothes. This only works with soft, knit clothing with no strings, hard buttons or buckles. As long as you use an extra large bib in the morning, you’re good to go. Note: Babies under a year old should […]