Hot Parenting How-Tos

How To: Use a shirt as an emergency baby carrier

Need to carry your baby, but don't have your sling or baby kangaroo handy? Then watch this how to video to learn how to use a just about anything as a baby carrier in an emergency. You can use a towel, t-shirt, or a pair of stretch sweat pants. This particular demonstrations shows how to use your shirt to carry your tiny baby during an emergency.

How To: Bathe a newborn baby

This parenting tutorial teaches you how to bathe your newborn baby. Learn how to get the bath ready, how to hold your baby in the bath, how to safely wash your newborn's hair and safe products to wash your baby with. With the tips from this how to video you can get your baby clean and safe in the tub.

How To: Make an emergency baby carrier out of sweatpants

Need to carry your baby, but don't have your sling or baby kangaroo handy? Then watch this how to video to learn how to use a just about anything as a baby carrier in an emergency. You can use a towel, t-shirt, or a pair of stretch sweat pants. This particular demonstrations shows how to use a pair of sweatpants to carry your baby on your back in an emergency.

How To: Change a disposable diaper

D you know how to change a nappy? Don't be ashamed to admit that you've never changed a nappy before and need a crash course... Watch this video to learn how to properly change your child's disposable diaper. Change a disposable diaper.

How To: Use a towel as an emergency baby carrier

Need to carry your baby, but don't have your sling or baby kangaroo handy? Then watch this how to video to learn how to use a just about anything as a baby carrier in an emergency. You can use a towel, t-shirt, or a pair of stretch sweat pants. This particular demonstrations shows how to use a towel to carry your baby on your back in any emergency.

How To: Teach kids not to hurt others

In this tutorial, we learn how to teach kids not to hurt others. Tell them if someone were to hurt them or hit them, that would be hurting them on the outside. Tell that that it is not kind to do this sort of thing. Tell them that if someone says something not nice about them, that hurts you on the inside. This hurts their feelings and that is not nice. Let them know to say sorry for hurting someone's feelings or physically hurting them. Make sure the other person says that they forgive them,...

How To: Take your baby's rectal temperature

In this tutorial, we learn how to use a rectal thermometer with a baby. This is the best to use for an infant six months or younger. Any fever could be serious, especially in the first 3 months. First, apply petroleum jelly to the baby's rectum and lift its legs in the air. Gently slide the thermometer into the rectum and wait until the temperature reads out. This will often stimulate the bowel movements of the baby, so make sure you keep wipes or paper towels near by for when you're finished...

How To: Recognize and avoid food dye Yellow 5 in kids foods

In this tutorial, learn all about our most controversial food dye Yellow number 5 is linked to conditions like cancer, ADHD and is believed to actually remove the essential nutrient, Zinc, from our bodies. Get all the facts about Yellow 5 and know which foods it is in. A vast majority of children's snacks contain this ingredient, so watch out! And learn what natural ingredients you can use to substitute for this artificial intruder.

How To: Bathe a your gentle newborn baby

How to Bathe a Newborn Baby Patty Siegrist shares some tips on how to bathe a newborn baby on this BabyCenter video. Set up for the bath by setting the room temperature to 74 degrees 15 minutes before the bath. It is safe to bathe a newborn in a tub after the umbilical cord stump has fallen off.

How To: Care for an infant's foreskin

More and more parents are choosing to forego circumcision and leave their newborn sons penises intact. This video is about how to care for your infant's foreskin. In the first few years of life no special form of care is needed for your baby's intact foreskin. Forcing the foreskin to retract is painful and is no longer recommended because it is not necessary. Clean the baby's penis just as you do the rest of the diaper area. Over time the foreskin will begin to retract naturally through norma...

How To: Change a diaper

Attention first time mothers and fathers! One thing you will need to know when your baby comes to town, is how to change a diaper. A lot of them. This instructional how-to video takes you step by step through the process of changing a diaper and reminds us, that diapering your baby is a great time to spend with your baby.

How To: Change a diaper on a baby

Are you a new parent? Changing a diaper can look a bit complicated- see an experienced mom demonstrate the simple steps required so you'll be an expert in no time. First things first, gather all the items that you need: a diaper, any ointments or creams that your doctor may have recommended, wipes or soft towels a large towel or changing pad and some of you might want to use a changing table if that is your choice.

How To: Make children listen with their "listening ears"

In this video from CullensAbcs we learn a tip for how to children should listen with their "listening ears." This is taught by a girl and a gator puppet. She says to ask children to put on their listening ears so they can hear a story you are going to read to them or if you have something that you are going to say. Children like doing these types of things. It's a great tip to use to get your child to hear what you have to say. They can also make a sound when putting on their listening ears t...

How To: Do an Easter basket art activity with your kids

In this video, we learn how to do an Easter basket art activity with your kids. First, grab some white paper bags and have the child cut a line across the top of the bag. You can also use decorative scissors for more of an Easter effect. After this, let the child use paint, cookie cutters, glue, glitter, crayons, and markers to paint all over the bag! Let them make any design that they would like for the upcoming season! Once finished, let these dry and then open them up! These can be used fo...

How To: Drop your kids off at pre-school

In this tutorial, we learn how to drop your kids off at preschool. When dropping your kids off, walk them to the front of the gate around the classroom. Give them hugs and kisses and tell them you love them. After this, let them walk into the classroom all by themselves. Kids like to walk in by themselves and feel like a big kid. The classroom isn't big enough for all the mom's and dad's to come in, so just let your child go by themselves. The teacher will take care of them the rest of the day!

How To: Make children listen with the marshmallow game

In this video, we learn how to make children listen with the marshmallow game. When you are trying to tell a story to children, they can talk and start a conversation without being quiet. To help this out, tell the children to put a pretend marshmallow in their mouth and they will pretend to chew it! Have them put more and more marshmallows into their mouth so it will be filled up and they can't talk. Make sure they continue to breathe while they are doing this, sometimes they hold their brea...

How To: Use a Russian doll to teach potty training

In this tutorial, we learn how to use a Russian doll to teach potty training. First, put your Russian doll with a honey bear plastic bottle on the top of a toilet. Have them talk to each other about going to the potty. After this, give one of the pieces to your child and ask them questions about using the potty. From here, you can have them tell you how to use it, why, and when. Once you do this, you can ensure that your child has a good understanding of the potty and encourage them to use it...

How To: Make rock salt animals with your kids

In this video, we learn how to make rock salt animals with your kids. You can use any kind of animal including a snake or alligator. To start, cut out the shape on a piece of white construction paper. After this, you will need to mix up some water color in a shallow dish. You can make this by mixing up water with some food coloring. Now, dissolve the rock salt into it and then let the child brush the mixture onto the top of the piece of paper. Let this dry overnight, then when finished it wil...

How To: Teach children to be gentle

In this tutorial, we learn how to teach children to be gentle. If children are in a setting with other kids, arguments will arise. If a child happens to try to harm another, you will need to tell that child that it hurts the other one if you harm them. Tell them that it's not nice and that they need to say they are sorry for not being gentle. Tell them that it is a nice thing to be gentle with other people and they will make friends by doing this. This will help your child be gentle and make ...

How To: Make a gift basket of healthy stuff for a pregnant mom

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a gift basket of healthy stuff for a pregnant mom. First, go to Whole Foods Market, which carries everything that you need! First, think about what your mommy needs and what she is going to need after she has a baby! First, place in some books that have to do with pregnancy. Then, stock the basket with some supplements, prenatal vitamins, organic teas, a loofa, ginger pills, and bath salts. Once you give this to your expecting mom, she will thank you and...

How To: Prepare yourself for baby labor and delivery

In this video, we learn how to prepare yourself for baby labor and delivery. First, make sure you bring change for the vending machines, labor and delivery can take a lot of time. Watching the pain of the delivery process can drive you nuts because you want to rescue your wife. Don't be rude to the caregivers and make sure to help your wife by giving her an amazing foot massage. You will also want to give your wife a gift to show her you love her. Make sure you do NOT faint, this will make th...

How To: Save old crayons and make new ones

In this video, we learn how to save old crayons and make new ones. To do this, you will need to buy a Crayola Crayon Maker. Then, open up the maker and take your old pieces of crayons that you don't have a use for. Break them up and situate them in the tray inside the machine. After this, turn on the power and then the light will come on. The light will start to melt the crayons down and in ten minutes you will pour the wax into the molds. When finished, you will have some cool looking crayon...

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