Hot Parenting How-Tos

How To: Turn baby socks into pretty roses

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!

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: 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: 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: Change a baby's diaper the right way

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...

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: Get rid of head lice with Dr. Su Laurent

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...

How To: Deal with overachievers

Sleeping problems, eating problems, mood swings. Believe it or not, these can be signs a child is being pushed too hard to achieve goals. Dr. Kelly Stille, oodleboxTV's resident Parent Doctor, shows how to pull back when pushing overachievers.

How To: Comfort a baby with a mother's scent

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.

How To: Teach your child to swim in the bathtub

In this vintage clip from the American Red Cross, learn how to teach your little tyke to swim in the bathtub. This clip from 1961 seems pretty hilarious these days but actually includes some useful tips on getting your little guy or gal used to water and the feeling of having it on their face. So, if you don't have access to a pool or ocean or just can't wait for the warm weather to start lessons, check out this video and get your kid started learning in your own tub today.

How To: Discipline your toddler without spanking

At one time or another, every parent has thought about taking off the belt, but that's frowned upon in our current society, perhaps even illegal. Even using you hand could be too harsh for the child's sake, but there are ways to get your unruly tot under control. Toddlers are often headed for trouble, but you can steer them in the right direction without spanking.

How To: Soothe and heal chapped nipples

On today's panel discussion the moms reveal the cure to chapped breasts; lanolin cream. Lanolin cream, which can be purchased at any drugstore, helps soothe and heal sore, tender, or chapped nipples. The best part of using pure lanolin is it's edible so it's not toxic to your baby.

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: Be a sexy mom

In this video series, watch as life coach Alana Pratt gives life lessons and tips for moms. Learn how to take time to feel, how being silly is sexy, how to delegate asks, communication tips, the importance of dance and mom time, how to develop nourishing friends, how to take responsibility for your life, how to be enough as yourself, and advice for husbands. Being a mother does not mean losing your own identity. With this easy step by step tutorial, start taking reclaiming your identity and g...

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: Prepare your baby for daycare

Prepare your baby for daycare with tips from Johnson's Baby guest Mommy Blogger, Mindy Roberts. Leaving mommy or daddy to go to daycare for the first time can be incredibly traumatizing for some young children. Here's some tips on how to make this process a bit easier on the little ones including rubbing your baby down with something that smells like "mommy" and finding a "lovey object" that will keep them feeling safe and happy.

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: Pick up and hold a baby

One of the most important things to know about babies is how to hold them properly. Babies' heads are the heaviest part of their body, and their necks are weak. Pick up some tips for how to position a baby in your arms in different ways. Watch this video parenting tutorial and learn how to pick up and hold a baby.

How To: Keep your kids healthy & avoid Lunchables

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.

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: Spot and avoid MSG (monosodium glutamate)

MSG is scary. MSG is often used as a flavor enhancer and is put into your foods to trick your brain into thinking you're happier while you eat them. MSG is very controversial and while it is still FDA approved, is not recommended for consumption. If you would like to get all the facts on MSG and know exactly which foods to look out for, watch this tutorial from Food Facts. You will learn all the secret names that MSG hides under and how to keep your kids away from this evil offender.

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