Free Kid’s Cat Sweater Pattern

Filed under: Kids — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:44 am on Thursday, September 12, 2013

Here’s a free pattern to knit your child a cat sweater. The site says “it’s a pretty quick knit — and once you have the cat chart completed, the rest is simple and plain sailing.” Just in time for fall, too.

Backyard Cardboard Castle

Filed under: Kids — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:30 am on Tuesday, September 10, 2013

I can’t believe I’m written about cardboard castles and 10 Cardboard Box Toys and it never occurred to me to combine the two into a Backyard Cardboard Castle.

You can buy plans from this site to make the above castle, if you’re so inclined. Either way, this is a great use for a refrigerator box. I want one!

Baby Bathwater Dam

Filed under: Kids — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:23 am on Monday, September 2, 2013

Here’s another clever product for a baby: the Baby Bathwater Dam.

It takes a lot of water to fill the bathtub enough for the baby to take a bath, but not with this handy dam! Put it in the bathtub and you only have to fill it up halfway, saving on time and the water bill at the same time.

This is a great baby shower gift. It seems to be only available in the UK, but you can get it on Amazon UK.

Infant Water Bottle Cap Adapter

Filed under: Kids — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:53 am on Friday, August 23, 2013

Now here’s a handy gadget: It’s a bottle nipple that adapts to a regular water bottle. Screw it into any water bottle to turn it into a baby bottle. $3.95.

I could have really used one of these this summer.

Free Baby Sweater Pattern

Filed under: Kids — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:57 am on Tuesday, August 13, 2013

With fall approaching, here is a cute sweater pattern for a baby. The pattern is free, and can be knitted for a boy or a girl.

Baby Bottle Sling

Filed under: Kids — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:40 am on Friday, August 2, 2013

I’m fascinated with this Bottle Sling, which will hold the bottle for you during that brief period where the baby is too weak to hold the bottle himself.

(Obviously, you would not want to leave the baby alone with this device.)

I admit, this would have been handy to have awhile back, although I’m not sure it’s worth it for $40.

What do you think?

From Pillow Case To Baby Outfit

Filed under: Kids — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:23 am on Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Here’s a tutorial on how to turn a pillow case into a baby outfit. Looks perfect for summer.

Jazz Up Lunch With Star Bread

Filed under: Kids — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:20 am on Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Here’s a cute idea: take two pieces of different kinds of bread, use a cookie cutter to make shapes in the bread, then swap the shapes for different holes. So in this case, the wheat star is in the white-bread hole, and visa-versa. What a fun and easy way to jazz up a kid’s lunchbox.

Reusable Baby Food Pouches

Filed under: Kids — Savvy Housekeeper at 8:22 am on Wednesday, June 19, 2013

While I make most of my baby food, sometimes I buy baby food in pouches out of convenience when we’re out and about and my son needs to eat. Well, as we all know, convenience costs. The pouches run about $1.39 each, which adds up when you are buying two or three at at time.

A clerk at a grocery store told me about these reusable baby food pouches. The idea is that you fill them with your own baby food and then wash them out and reuse again later. If you plan ahead and have these ready to go in the fridge, they can be just as convenient for when you’re on the go–plus homemade baby food tastes better and is often more nutritious.

These particular pouches, while cute, costs $18.49 for four, or $4.62 per pouch. I think that’s a little pricey. So I also found these, which cost $9.99 for three pouches, or $3.33 per pouch. I wonder if there are some even cheaper ones out there…

Zebra Rocker

Filed under: Kids — Savvy Housekeeper at 8:35 am on Wednesday, May 15, 2013

This Zebra Rocker is pretty cute. But expensive for $269. Maybe you can make you own, like this rocking camel instead.

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