Dressing a baby is a piece of cake—that is, after you’ve mastered a few tricks for maneuvering her head and limbs through those tiny neck and arm and leg holes.
Baby / pet gates are a fixture of the modern American family, eager to keep it's freer spirits from roaming where they shouldn't. If you want to install a gate in your home but not put big holes in the hallway wall, watch this video to learn why pressure-mounted baby gates may be right for you.
Baby socks are great gifts to give for baby showers and christenings. But they're not always the prettiest thing to present. This video shows you how to transform baby socks into beautiful roses for a great presentation. Use this technique to adorn existing presents, or to present your baby socks as a bouquet. As we all know, babies definitely need to keep their toes warm!
In this crafty parent's how-to, Erin Bried, author of How to Sew a Button (And Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew) demonstrates a method for making a simple baby toy, what she calls the Cinchy Ichy Caterpillar.
Watch as out hosts show you how to make a pinless nappy/diaper for a newborn baby. This method of folding reusable cloth diapers help to avoid irritating the naval area.
This video shows you the proper way to change a baby's diaper. First you will want to gather all of the supplies you will need before you begin. You will need a diaper, some baby wipes and some ointment. Next remove the babies clothes, raise their legs and place the clean diaper underneath your baby before you remove the old one. This is to ensure if your baby urinates or defecates it will go into the new diaper rather than all over your table. Now take the old diaper off, hold the legs up so...
Cloth diapers are a little bit more work than the disposable kind. No need to worry, with some regular laundry detergent and vinegar your baby will be happy as a clam in his clean and irritant free diapers.
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...
The best way to teach your children good manners is to have good manners yourself, and model them in front of your children. This mother of three goes over several of her favorite strategies for raising a well-mannered and polite child.
If your baby is particularly strong or crafty (and whose isn't?) or you generally only need your baby gate in one part of the house, a hardware-mounted baby gate may be the right choice for you. Watch this video to learn how to install one.
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.
Have you been noticing a small stench trailing throughout your home? Is you teen going through "changes" and you don't know how to approach them? Follow these tips to keep your home and teen smelling like roses.
Research says babies are comforted by scents associated with their mothers. Fragrances baby experiences with you regularly will remind her of you even when you're not right by her side, providing a feeling of comfort and "home." You can comfort your baby with just your scent with the tips in this how to video.
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 ...
As a parent, it's important to know whether or not your kids are doing drugs to help preserve their safety and well-being. This video will give you some tricks on how to spot if your child is using.
Head lice can be a nasty, unwelcome visitor in your life. And if you have children, you're likely to be confronted with an infestation sooner or later. Dr. Su Laurent explains that getting rid of head lice can be a tricky undertaking, but the most important thing is to be persistent. You'll need to wash the hair with the latest lice treatment available, as the lice may adapt to chemicals from year to year. It's very important to follow up this treatment at least one more time, seven days late...
A baby sling is a great, no-fuss way to carry your baby. In this how to video, learn how you can put on your baby sling, and carry your baby with style.
Many teenage boys have a unique way of communicating, so resorting to a confined one-on-one discussion may not be the best way to go. Learn the most effective ways to talk to teenage sons.
Does your mom constantly harass your and try to nose her way into your business? You don't have to let her, and you also don't have to ruin your relationship. Watch this video for some tips on setting boundaries and living your own life while still loving your mother.
In this Family video tutorial you will learn how to teach kids how to eat right. First you got to educate your children. Robin from greensmoothiegirl.com presents this video along with her kids. The 1st step is to educate the kids. For example, in the video, she explains the functions of the parts of a wheat kernel. She tells them that the white bread is made up of only the glue from the kernel which carries no nutrients. Whereas, the brown bread is made out of the whole kernel and it carries...
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.
Use a clean bottle every time. Bottles and nipples should be washed and rinsed thoroughly before the first use, following the manufacturer's instructions. After that, wash and dry bottles after each use -- again, according to the manufacturer's instructions. Watch this video baby care tutorial and learn how to clean a baby bottle.
Learn how you can use an exercise ball to help comfort a fussy baby with this how to video. Using an exercise ball makes comforting your baby easier because of the constant bouncing movement. Quiet your crying infant with the tips from this parenting tutorial.
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...
There are a number of diaper rashes that your baby can face. Sometimes a rash can be a great risk and hard to treat. You may need to take your baby to a doctor if you have tried treating their rash with different types of ointments/creams/medication and the rash has not gotten better. It may be more than just a wet diaper causing harm.
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,...
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...
In this tutorial, learn all about the controversial and artificial food dye, Red 40. Red 40 is linked to hyperactivity in kids as well as ADHD, migraines, stomach aches and jitters. The UK is actually banning Red dye 40 this year.
How many times have you needed to make a quick diaper change when there is no diaper deck or other suitable place? Keep these great tips in mind next time you need to change your baby in public.
Is your child a gimme monster? Put a lid on demands and tantrums with these tips. You Will Need
Babies under 4 months old can only breathe through their noses, so when they get congested it can be hard for them to nurse. Here are some ways to help a stuffed-up infant breathe easier.
All of us remember "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" for a reason. As a fond part of our childhood, it was a song that taught us about the wonders of the sky while also connecting us with our parents, who learned the song from their parents before them. Continue the tradition by teaching your kids how to sing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star."
This video gives you some good advice in encouraging good behavior in your children. You'll have to establish that there are some times when negotation is possible and some times when it is not, and establish consequences for both good and bad behavior.
For preschoolers hopping on one leg is not only healthy, but also great for working on body control.
Do you feed your kids the yellow box lunch? Sure, it's easier than making a sandwich from scratch - but what's easy is usually not healthy. Check out this clip and learn all about the dangers lurking inside the iconic yellow box. Lunchables are full of chemicals, fats, sodium and calories.. watch this Food Facts clip and keep your family healthy.
Kids love Cheetos. There's nothing better than those crispy sticks and the joy of licking your orange fingertips when you finish. Or is there? Watch this Food Facts tutorial and learn why you should keep your family far away from Cheese doodles and other types of puffs. This clip will give you a basic rundown of all the mysterious ingredients inside these snacks and offer advice on finding much healthier alternatives for your family.
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.
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.
Always wanted to use natural cloth cotton diapers for your baby but didn't know how to fold them? Then watch this how to video and learn how to do the boy, girl, and the new baby fold. Keep you baby dry.
The producers of this film should be applauded for their sensible approach in teaching parents how to talk to kids about sex. The awkward reading of cue cards and embarrassing situations will produce nervous giggles among even the most jaded audiences. This film was produced by some of the pioneers of sex education whose ideas are still being challenged by school boards today.