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Parent Hacks: 134 Genius Shortcuts for Life with Kids
     

Parent Hacks: 134 Genius Shortcuts for Life with Kids

by Asha Dornfest
 

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Drawing from the award-winning website ParentHacks.com, here are 134 ingenious ideas for simplifying life with kids.

A parent hack can be as simple as putting the ketchup under the hot dog, minimizing the mess. Or strapping baby into a forward-facing carrier when you need to trim his fingernails—it frees your hands while controlling the

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Drawing from the award-winning website ParentHacks.com, here are 134 ingenious ideas for simplifying life with kids.

A parent hack can be as simple as putting the ketchup under the hot dog, minimizing the mess. Or strapping baby into a forward-facing carrier when you need to trim his fingernails—it frees your hands while controlling the squirming. Or stashing a wallet in a disposable diaper at the beach—who would ever poke through what looks like a used Pamper?

On every page, discover easy-to-do, boldly illustrated, unconventional solutions, arranged by category from Pregnancy & Postpartum through Sleep, Eating, Bath Time, Travel, and more.

 

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“Did you know that you can muffle a noisy door latch with a rubber band? Use Press’n Seal as a makeshift bib? Defeat glitter with a ball of play dough? Every parent will find solutions in [this]…incredibly helpful book.” – Parents Magazine

“Just…genius.” – Buzzfeed
 
"Parent Hacks is the book that will literally change parents’ lives." – Cool Mom Picks
 
“Frugal, real advice—and often hilarious.” – MommyPoppins

“This is the perfect kind of parenting book: one you don’t need to read from cover-to-cover while you’re juggling your kid(s), but which you can turn to whenever you’re in need.” – BoingBoing.com

“You’ll definitely have some ‘why didn’t I think of that?’ moments as you read this book.” – GeekDad.com

“A clever assortment of time-saving shortcuts and creative tricks.” –New York Journal of Books

“Genius parenting hacks.” – CupofJo.com

"…a hilarious (and handy!) collection of illustrated tips that literally any parent can use.” – The Stir.com

“Parent Hacks is so good that I may even have a few more kids.” – Dave Pell, Nextdraft.com

“Parent Hacks is the book we all need to be given the moment we see two blue lines, a plus or whatever positive sign your pregnancy test of choice indicates.” – Austin American Statesman

"This book is short and sweet but infinitely useful. Highly recommended. I also pledged to make the handy, adorably illustrated little volume my next go-to baby shower gift, because I found myself wishing I’d had it when my kids were little. " – Wichita Eagle
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761184317
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/05/2016
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
99,844
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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Chapter 5 Bath Time & Grooming
When I was a new parent, everyone raved about the deliciousness of “that new baby smell.” What were they so excited about? My baby usually smelled like yogurt that had been left out of the fridge.

I eventually figured out how to keep my kid (mostly) clean and (somewhat) groomed, but it took practice.

You’ll scale the bath-time learning curve soon enough. Whether it’s a wipe-down with a damp washcloth or full-body soap-and water immersion, you’ll soon baby-bathe without a second thought. And you’ll have a sweet-smelling kid to show for it.

#47 
Turn cotton socks into baby bath mitts. Wet babies are slippery babies. Get a more solid grip by cutting thumb holes into a pair of cotton socks. Slide them over your hands, thumbs out, then use them as wearable washcloths.
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Meet the Author


Asha Dornfest is the blogger behind ParentHacks.com. Parent Hacks was named one of Real Simple's three choices for "best parenting and family blog," a Daily Beast "Beast Best" award winner, and a three-time recipient of Babble's "#1 Most Useful" Top Mom Blog honor. Asha's work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Parents magazine, the Huffington Post and elsewhere. She is also the co-author of Minimalist Parenting and the co-host of the Edit Your Life podcast, and she travels the country as a speaker and advocate. Asha lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and two children.
 
Craighton Berman is a designer, illustrator, and inventor based in Chicago. He is the founder and creative director of Manual, a brand that makes designed objects for food and drink, as well as an adjunct professor at University of Illinois at Chicago. He has design work in the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, he was the first designer ever to use Kickstarter to launch a product, he taught a drawing workshop to Disney Imagineering, and his drawings are featured in a YouTube video with over 6 million views.

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