From Dinosaur To Toothbrush Holder

Filed under: Kids — Savvy Housekeeper at 9:20 am on Friday, December 20, 2013

Here’s a good idea from Family Fun Magazine: turn a plastic dinosaur into a kid-friendly toothbrush holder.

Pick a hollow dinosaur toy (they can often be purchased for about $1), trace the size of the toothbrush on the dinosaur, and use a craft knife to cut out the hole. Make sure to cut a hole all the way through the dinosaur for easy cleaning. Voila! A fun way to make tooth brushing more inviting for your kid.

Paris Shadow Puppets

Filed under: Kids — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:41 am on Friday, October 25, 2013

How cute are these Paris Shadow Puppets? From the site:

Bring storytime to new heights with our charmingly unique Paris Shadow Puppets designed in France. With a simple flashlight or lamp and a little imagination, children can create endless new adventures with these sturdy shadow puppets. Comes with 11 figures including the Eiffel Tower, moon, airplane, chimney cleaner, thief, buildings, sleepwalker, and more.

Of course, since these shadow puppets are laser cut cardboard attached to wooden sticks, you could always make your own shadow puppets instead.

Great gift potential here.

Car Seat Sun Shade

Filed under: Kids — Savvy Housekeeper at 8:52 am on Thursday, October 10, 2013

Another thing I could have used this summer: a Car Seat Sun Shade.

Spread it over the car seat when you’re not using it and it will keep the seat an average of 26 degrees F cooler. And it’s reasonably priced at $7.99.

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.

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