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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.
|Publisher:||Workman Publishing Company, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
About 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.
Read an Excerpt
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. [illustration]
Table of Contents
CONTENTS Introduction . . . 1 Chapter 1 Pregnancy & Postpartum . . . 7 Chapter 2 Organizing Time & Space . . . 33 C hapter 3 Poop, Pee & Potty . 59 Chapter 4 Sleep . . . 91 Chapter 5 Bath Time & Grooming . . . 111 Chapter 6 Getting Dressed . . . 127 Chapter 7 Food & Mealtime . . . 151 Chapter 8 Health & Safety . . . 177 Chapter 9 Fun & Learning . . . 191 Chapter 10 Travel & Outings . . . 219 Chapter 11 Holidays & Special Occasions . . . 247 Acknowledgments . . . 267