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: Choose the healthiest cheese puffs for your kids

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.

How To: Discipline biting toddlers

Toddlers generally begin to bite between 9 months and 1 year. First of all they don't intend any harm when they bite. They don't know that biting is painful. The best way to deal with it is to try and keep your body away from the baby so that he can't bite you. You should be able to anticipate when the baby is going to bite you. When breastfeeding the best way to get him to let go is to pull him into the breast so that his mouth and nose are covered and that will keep him from catching his br...

How To: Sing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star"

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."

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: 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: 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: 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: Change a baby's pocket cloth diaper

Cloth diapers save you money and are more environmentally friendly than plastic ones. Despite these benefits, they are scary to use for beginners. This tutorial will show you just how easy it is to change a baby's cloth diaper and avoid a mess. Once you master this technique you will never go back to disposable again!

How To: Talk to your teenager about sex

Most parents of teenagers dread having the sex talk. But making sex an "off limits" topic may cause them to experiment without the proper knowledge about what they're getting themselves into. Watch this parenting how-to video to learn more about how to talk to your teens about sex and sex realted issues.

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: 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: 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: 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: Help babies fall asleep

In order to help a bay to fall asleep you will need to establish a routine. The first step of a sleep routine is a warm bath. After you bathe the baby, you'll need to give the child a massage. Massage one body part at a time with baby lotion. To engage the child, you can name the body parts, as you massage them. Next, you should transition into quiet activities. This is a good time to read to the child or discuss the day. Even very young toddlers benefit from being read to. When the child app...

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: Teach children to tie their shoes

There comes a time, in every young child's life, in which they need to have "the talk" with their parents... about how to tie their shoes! Learn how to teach your children how to tie their shoes with guidance from this free tutorial! Make your son or daughter an independent shoe tying expert in no time at all!

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: 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: 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: Potty train a toddler

Are you a parent to a toddler? Do you need information on how to effectively teach your baby about the potty? Then stay tuned as you learn the effective ways in teaching kids potty training. The 3 stages to potty training is bladder, bowel and night control. The key to mastering it is by starting at the right time. Start training when you see your child uncomfortable with a full nappy. You may decide to head on to toilet training or use a potty. Or you may also want to try to buy some roll-up...

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: Bathe your baby gently

Baby's first tub bath can be daunting, but you'll learn all about gentle bathing in this simple, step-by-step how to video. From getting the water just right to washing your baby's hair, you'll find tips and techniques to make bathing a soothing time for both of you. Make sure your baby's bath is relaxing and safe with this tutorial.

How To: Teach kids how to tie shoes

The bunny goes over the hill, down the slope, and through the hole...no matter how you taught yourself to tie your shoes, the skill cannot be taught using a one-method-fits-all scheme. In fact, most adults tie their shoelaces using one of several different methods.

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