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#101

Instead of nailing a baby gate into a non-square banister, use cable ties to fasten a piece of wood to it so that you can easily remove it when it’s no longer needed.

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Instead of nailing a baby gate into a non-square banister, use cable ties t
Sleeping
#124

A gentle touch from Mom or Dad is sometimes all Baby needs to fall asleep — but when you take that hand away, does baby automatically wake up? Solve this problem by filling a soft… Read more »

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A gentle touch from Mom or Dad is sometimes all Baby needs to fall asleep
Technology
#113

We installed a remote control switch in a lamp with a 7.5 wattage lightbulb. It came with two remotes so we could take turns getting up with our newborn in our room and not wake the… Read more »

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We installed a remote control switch in a lamp with a 7.5 wattage lightbul
Sleeping
#35

Pool noodles can be put under the covers/sheets to help keep a baby from rolling off a bed. The thicker noodles work best!

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Pool noodles can be put under the covers/sheets to help keep a baby from ro
The Home
#110

You can use rubber bands to keep the nursery room door from latching and waking baby up.

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You can use rubber bands to keep the nursery room door from latching and wa
Traveling
#143

When traveling, bring extra outlet covers (bandaids or duct tape.) I guarantee you, the moment you set that baby down in the hotel room, he will go straight for the open outlets.

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When traveling, bring extra outlet covers (bandaids or duct tape.) I guaran
Technology
#95

Save those old smartphones and tablets. You can use Facetime (iOS), Skype, or Google Hangouts as a makeshift baby monitor using your home wifi.

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Save those old smartphones and tablets. You can use Facetime (iOS), Skype,
Feeding/Food
#140

I carry a pair of scissors in my purse for cutting food for my baby and toddler. It’s safer than carrying a knife, and it’s quick and easy to use on-the-go.

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I carry a pair of scissors in my purse for cutting food for my baby and tod
Cleaning
#31

Getting spit-up stains out of clothes can be a pain (and they reappear!). Mix Oxiclean and boiling water in a sink, then let the clothes soak until the water is cold.

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Bathing
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Using a laundry basket in the tub can be a great way to keep a young toddler sitting upright and toys close by.

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Using a laundry basket in the tub can be a great way to keep a young toddle
Cleaning
#39

Pipe cleaners (the inexpensive kind from the craft stores) work great for cleaning the pipes and crevices of straws and drinking cups.

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Crying/Calming
#64

The key to soothing fussy infants is to mimic the womb. Swaddling, shushing, and swinging, as well as allowing babies to suck and holding them on their sides, may trigger a calming reflex.

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#137

You know how when you try to take a shower and your baby strapped in the bouncy seat starts screaming the second you step in? The sound of the hair dryer works as some awesome… Read more »

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You know how when you try to take a shower and your baby strapped in the bo
Teething
#45

Mommy Milk pops are amazing for a teething baby. Freeze breastmilk in a small container with a paci or spoon inserted (for the teether to hold on to).

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Mommy Milk pops are amazing for a teething baby. Freeze breastmilk in a sma
Sleeping
#134

A friend of mine who breastfeeds likes to give her babies a bottle right before bedtime. It helps them get used to a bottle (should she want to go to Target for a long time)… Read more »

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A friend of mine who breastfeeds likes to give her babies a bottle right be
Bathing
#131

For teeny tiny babies, warm up the bath towel with a heating pad to help ease the after bath screams.

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For teeny tiny babies, warm up the bath towel with a heating pad to help ea
Bathing
#55

A few drops of food coloring in bath water can coax a bath stubborn child into taking a bath.

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Diapers
#128

Instead of buying nighttime diapers, just buy diapers one size up. They’ll catch all that nighttime pee, plus they are cheaper and more cost effective since you will need them eventually.

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Instead of buying nighttime diapers, just buy diapers one size up. They’l
Clothing
#59

During the first year, a baby will grow out of clothes so quickly. Keep a box in the room to toss out clothes as they out-grow them.

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Sleeping
#53

In the first two weeks, parents should try to sleep whenever the baby sleeps.

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Cleaning
#41

A small delicates washing bag is great when washing all of those tiny socks. This will keep them from getting lost in the towels and other clothes.

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Feeding/Food
#28

Label (name and date) all the baby food you make and freeze. You’ll have no idea what it is later if you don’t! Frozen pureed food is pretty much unidentifiable

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Crying/Calming
#43

Walking a baby outside or changing their environment can sometimes console an upset baby.

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Cleaning
#33

Baby powder helps sand come off super easy. Very helpful after a day at the beach when their bathing suits have a pound of sand inside and they are covered from head to toe.

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Bathing
#57

Using bubble bath soap can irritate little girls.

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Cleaning
#37

Magic erasers work best for cleaning crayon marks. Especially for cleaning crayons off the walls.

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Crying/Calming
#49

A warm bath can be a great way to calm a cranky baby. Getting in the bath with the baby is a bonus!

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