Offers parents unexpected solution to child-related problems, including lining a potty with toilet paper to simplify cleanup, using a pillowcase as a bassinet sheet, and using a can opener to open toy packaging.
"It's the indispensable handbook for the most seat-of-the-pants job there is--raising kids. Drawing from her award-winning blog, ParentHacks.com, which has been sharing MacGyver-like brilliance from real parenting experts-the moms and dads who are in thetrenches every day-Parent Hacks presents 134 ingenious tips and shortcuts for simplifying life with little kids, allowing the whole family to take a deep breath and have more fun. What's a parent hack? It can be as simple as putting the ketchup under thehot dog--minimizing the mess. Strapping baby into a forward-facing carrier when you need to trim her fingernails. Stashing a wallet and keys in a clean disposable diaper at the beach-who would ever poke through what looks like a used Pamper? Using painter's tape to baby proof outlets while traveling. On every page find unconventional solutions for those everyday challenges arranged by category from Pregnancy & Postpartum through Sleep, Food & Mealtime, Travel & Outings, and more. Plus dozens of useful lists-8 Ways to Keep Kids Entertained on a Plane, 13 Uses for Non-Slip Shelf Liners, the unexpected practical sides of pool noodles, zip-top plastic bags, and over-the-door shoe organizers"--