via www.prudentbaby.com If you spend your evenings putting your kid back to bed (because he keeps getting up for water, potty breaks, etc.) this simple "tape trick" from Jaime at the lovely site Prudent Baby might just be the ticket. Your mileage will vary (as always) based the temperament of your kid.
via www.instructables.com Eric Wilhelm made this simple low-to-the-ground bedframe so his baby daughter could sleep on the bed without a long fall (if it ever came to that). Great idea for a toddler bed as well!
Sarah's sweet idea for reusing old (but still silky) slips and nighties works for any nicely-textured fabric you've got sitting around: Old slip? Don't trash it…wash it and then give it to your child as a comfort blankie. My son loves textures and especially likes the soft material to rub against his cheek while falling […]
Julia's money-saving, battery-saving, fear-of-the-dark solution: Sometimes a night light just isn’t enough for our sometimes dark-shy five year old. She was begging to take battery-operated flashlights to bed with her each night but we quickly grew tired of the incessant need to replace the batteries after the flashlight was left on a night or two […]
Richelle's creative night light solution: When my 3 year-old son was afraid of having bad dreams one night, I gave him a couple glow stick bracelets left over from Halloween. They made a great night light for him. I was thinking they would work especially well for traveling or camping, when plugging in a regular […]
Brilliant cool-weather problem-solving, Jessica! My toddler wakes every night crying because she kicked off the blanket and is cold. I took another crib sheet and cut the elastic away except for the two corners on the ends. I tuck those corners under the mattress and let the rest of the sheet cover her. She can't […]
To cry it out or not? It's every new parent's big question: How do we get the kid to sleep? There are many answers, including what's often known as "ferberizing" or letting the kid cry it out. Some parents are matter of fact about it, others think letting kids cry themseves to sleep amounts to […]
Here’s Marie’s brilliant hack for teaching her early riser about a reasonable wakeup time. (Especially handy now that the sun’s rising earlier.) My three year-old daughter was a very early riser and would wake me up repeatedly to ask if it was time to get up yet. [Don’t you love that? My kid would creep […]
Kelly's creative idea for helping her child climb into bed: Our 3 year old is tiny and needs help climbing in and out of bed. We tried an inexpensive Ikea stool that worked great except it gets 'misplaced' throughout the day. So, I wedged a cookie sheet between the mattress and box spring, leaving about […]
Kelly’s creative idea for helping her child climb into bed: Our 3 year old is tiny and needs help climbing in and out of bed. We tried an inexpensive Ikea stool that worked great except it gets ‘misplaced’ throughout the day. So, I wedged a cookie sheet between the mattress and box spring, leaving about […]