Instructables: exploring - living - parenting - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:13:42 PDT BLOX v1.01 Make a "Birds Mobile" for your child http://www.instructables.com/id/Birds-Mobile/
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Wed, 12 Mar 2014 11:44:34 PDT
A home built training potty. http://www.instructables.com/id/A-home-built-training-potty/
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Thu, 20 Feb 2014 02:54:30 PST
Game Tokens (Instead of Allowance) Reward System http://www.instructables.com/id/Game-Tokens-Instead-of-Allowance-Reward-System/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F9X/HIV4/HRPSXNCU/F9XHIV4HRPSXNCU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9X/HIV4/HRPSXNCU/F9XHIV4HRPSXNCU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9X/HIV4/HRPSXNCU/F9XHIV4HRPSXNCU.SMALL.jpg Little Mom on the Prairie I started using an alternate version of the reward system with my daughter, to balance out our struggles of getting her to help out with chores and limiting her computer/game time. I made these little "game tokens" that she can earn by doing her chores without complaining, and when we ask her to do ...
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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 09:32:03 PST
Make your own stop-motion movie! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-you-own-cartoon-in-stop-motion-movie/
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Wed, 22 Jan 2014 15:15:13 PST
Strap-Hanging for Toddlers http://www.instructables.com/id/Strap-Hanging-for-Toddlers/
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Tue, 9 Jul 2013 08:21:59 PDT
Look what I made!;-) http://www.instructables.com/id/Look-what-I-made-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F9T/YBNI/HFSH5694/F9TYBNIHFSH5694.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9T/YBNI/HFSH5694/F9TYBNIHFSH5694.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9T/YBNI/HFSH5694/F9TYBNIHFSH5694.SMALL.jpg Winged Fist Okay, I admit this wasn't a DIY... I did have help;-) But it did take more than nine months! Sorry, no "how-to" pictures here... Plenty of those elsewhere on the internet;-) 2nd photo: Only one day old, and Baby Brigid meets the Instructables robot;-)
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Tue, 30 Apr 2013 09:04:58 PDT
Caring for Newborns http://www.instructables.com/id/Caring-For-Newborns/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/XDJS/GKGL5K0H/FSSXDJSGKGL5K0H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/XDJS/GKGL5K0H/FSSXDJSGKGL5K0H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/XDJS/GKGL5K0H/FSSXDJSGKGL5K0H.SMALL.jpg Instructables Guides Having and raising a baby is one of the most incredible and challenging things that many people ever do in their lives. All new parents go through the process at least once, and can often use whatever help, suggestions, tips and time savers that they can find.  "Caring for Newborns" offers 17 projec...
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Fri, 25 Feb 2011 11:20:52 PST
Children's Growth Chart http://www.instructables.com/id/Childrens-Growth-Chart/
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Mon, 17 Sep 2012 20:28:57 PDT
Resetting Clearblue Easy Ovulation Prediction Kit for Reuse http://www.instructables.com/id/Resetting-Clearblue-Easy-Ovulation-Prediction-Kit-/
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Mon, 20 Aug 2012 10:42:54 PDT
Making a Maker Family http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Maker-Family/
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Thu, 9 Aug 2012 21:45:13 PDT
How to build a diaper sprayer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-diaper-sprayer/
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Wed, 18 Jul 2012 12:11:17 PDT
Make a Keepsake Book of your Child's Artwork http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Keepsake-Book-for-your-Child/
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Mon, 16 Jul 2012 17:05:50 PDT
Hack your baby-gate for narrow doorways http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-your-baby-gate-for-narrow-doorways/
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Mon, 27 Dec 2010 20:17:25 PST
Prelude to Dry Nights http://www.instructables.com/id/Prelude-to-Dry-Nights/
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Tue, 13 Dec 2011 00:23:25 PST
Origami diaper fold http://www.instructables.com/id/Origami-diaper-fold/
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Wed, 14 Sep 2011 06:46:28 PDT
PVC Tricycle Helper http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Tricycle-Helper/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FKA/4QE5/GS5TYOGU/FKA4QE5GS5TYOGU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKA/4QE5/GS5TYOGU/FKA4QE5GS5TYOGU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKA/4QE5/GS5TYOGU/FKA4QE5GS5TYOGU.SMALL.jpg jclouseau42 Why: Teaching a child to pedal a tricycle can take time, and constantly bending over to offer a push (or restrain the child from taking a tumble) can be murder on your back.  I had some left-over PVC pipe and joints (and short cut-offs, you never can tell when they would be useful) and pieced togeth...
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Mon, 5 Sep 2011 08:16:36 PDT
Bath Transfer System http://www.instructables.com/id/Bath-Transfer-System/
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Wed, 8 Jun 2011 08:31:12 PDT
How to turn your kids into bookworms http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-turn-your-kids-into-bookworms/
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Tue, 31 May 2011 16:17:54 PDT
Electronic Diaper http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronic-Diaper/
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Sun, 13 Feb 2011 20:21:14 PST
Magnetic Family Chore Chart (for a multi-child house hold) http://www.instructables.com/id/Magnetic-Family-Chore-Chart-for-a-multi-child-hou/
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Sat, 28 Aug 2010 10:29:58 PDT
Simple Book Repair http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Book-Repair/
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Wed, 11 Aug 2010 14:50:00 PDT
Start your own summer camp! http://www.instructables.com/id/Start-your-own-summer-camp/
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Mon, 16 Jun 2008 01:32:12 PDT
How to make a Toddler Bed Guard http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Toddler-Bed-Guard/
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Fri, 26 Mar 2010 17:36:21 PDT
Teacher Appreciation Gift Sure to Please! http://www.instructables.com/id/Teacher-Appreciation-Gift-Sure-to-Please/
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Sun, 19 Apr 2009 12:53:48 PDT
Footrest helps kids sit comfortably at the table http://www.instructables.com/id/Footrest-helps-kids-sit-comfortably-at-the-table/
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Sat, 29 Aug 2009 08:09:19 PDT
Simple table tent http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-table-tent/
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Thu, 27 Aug 2009 21:13:03 PDT
Hands-free Breast Pumping http://www.instructables.com/id/Hands-free-Breast-Pumping/
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Sat, 4 Jul 2009 15:33:56 PDT
Pregophones...Music for the unborn child. http://www.instructables.com/id/PregophonesMusic-for-the-unborn-child/
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Tue, 9 Jun 2009 14:29:03 PDT
Light Switch for Toddlers http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Switch-for-Toddlers/
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Sat, 6 Jun 2009 13:27:13 PDT
How to carry your baby African style http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-carry-your-baby-African-style/
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Mon, 4 May 2009 13:40:32 PDT
How to get your two year old to spell her name before she turns three http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-get-your-two-year-old-to-spell-her-name-bef/
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Tue, 17 Mar 2009 19:09:03 PDT
Change a cloth diaper! http://www.instructables.com/id/Change-a-cloth-diaper/
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Thu, 6 Nov 2008 03:52:51 PST
How to Enroll Your Kid in Public School in San Francisco http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Send-You-Kid-in-Public-School-in-San-Franci/
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Thu, 17 Jul 2008 12:31:29 PDT
Childproof your Ikea chairs http://www.instructables.com/id/Childproof-your-Ikea-chairs/
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Thu, 1 May 2008 12:38:45 PDT
How to heat baby milk/formula in the microwave. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-heat-baby-milkformula-in-the-microwave./
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Sat, 29 Mar 2008 18:18:35 PDT
How to Amuse Toddlers http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Amuse-Toddlers/
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Wed, 5 Mar 2008 21:17:08 PST
Help your baby to sleep ! Swaddling! http://www.instructables.com/id/Help-your-baby-to-sleep-!/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FGF/DENH/FAWRI5FW/FGFDENHFAWRI5FW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGF/DENH/FAWRI5FW/FGFDENHFAWRI5FW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGF/DENH/FAWRI5FW/FGFDENHFAWRI5FW.SMALL.jpg golics ... Help your baby to sleep ... ...sleep long and calm... This is an old indians way... Swaddling....http://www.metacafe.com/watch/886021/help_your_baby_to_sleep
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Wed, 2 Jan 2008 22:42:16 PST
how to change a diaper http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-change-a-diaper/
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Sun, 23 Dec 2007 21:34:02 PST
Spider Hunting! http://www.instructables.com/id/Spider-Hunting!/
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Thu, 5 Jul 2007 03:23:08 PDT