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Parent Hacks: 134 Genius Shortcuts for Life with Kids

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Useful tips for parents of young kids

In 2005 Asha Dornfest, a new parent, launched the blog Parent Hacks as a way for parents to share tips that make raising young children less nerve-racking. This book has the 134 best tips from the blog. Here are a few examples from the On the Go section:

  • #116 Write your phone number on your kid’s belly.
  • #113 Strap ankle weights to a lightweight stroller to keep it from tipping.
  • #110 Line your car’s cup holders with cupcake liners.
  • #118 Use adhesive bandages to baby-proof hotel room outlets.

Other tip themes include pregnancy and postpartum, sleep, food and mealtime, organizing time and space, and getting dressed. Craighton Berman’s clear illustrations make it easy to understand most tips at a glance. If you or someone you know is pregnant, this book is essential reading.

-- Mark Frauenfelder 05/7/16

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