The sinks in our home can be a dangerous place for toddlers. As they are learning to become independent, they often want to experiment and play with water, faucets, and sinks. To prevent burns while your toddler washes his hands, consider turning off the hot water to the sink completely. There should be a shutoff [...]

My kid absolutely loves to play in the water. His shoes are always getting wet. If there is a puddle, he’s going to jump in it. I also have to wash his shoes quite frequently from excessive mud, paint, and other fun toddler spills. Even in the heat of summer, it takes too long for [...]

My son loves to play in dirt, mud, sand, and anything messy. I’ve had surprisingly good luck washing his shoes in the washing machine. This has worked for both shoes explicitly marked washable and also those that were not. However, most of the time he just has some dirt on the soles on the shoes [...]

I still love the messenger style bags for new parents, but I’ve now switched to a backpack style diaper bag. When your children are smaller, you’re often doing diaper changes in public bathroom changing stations. The messenger style bag is great to get things in and out of the bag while you’re still wearing it. [...]

Our toddler is a picky eater. He always has an excuse why something isn’t quite right and why he doesn’t want to eat it. He’s especially concerned when his food is too hot. After struggling with blowing on each bite of food to cool it down for him, I realized a small portable fan would [...]

An infrared thermometer has proven to be an indispensable tool since becoming a parent. It takes the guess work out of whether something to too hot or cold. As I pointed out in this post, it’a a great way to check the temperature of a bath for baby. Now that my son is a toddler, [...]

Since my original post about mounting a baby monitor to a stand to make it portable, we’ve updated some of the equipment we use. We no longer use the Motorola MBP36 Remote Wireless Video Baby Monitor. While we were happy with it in our old residence, our new home presented some issues. The extensive masonry [...]

I’ve always loved how the Bang and Olufsen BeoLab 4500 speakers could blend into the interior design of a home. I’ve purchased many pairs of excellent condition BeoLab 4500 speakers that required shipping. Sadly all of them were destroyed, either by poor packing or rough shipping. After many failed attempts, I decided to keep two [...]

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