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Legos remind me of glitter. No matter how many times you think you've put them away or snapped them together, one piece ends up finding the bottom of your foot. Here are some nifty ways and items to help you keep legos in their place...
Organize by color - Teach your kids about colors, organization and now the color they want is easy to find.
Build A Lego Wall - DIY and build a lego wall in your kids room and they can snap away wherever they please.
Lego Book - File all the instruction manuals together so you can figure out where that limited edition piece goes.
Tote A Lego Bag - Now you can pile all the legos into one bag and take them to grandmas house or wherever you know you'll need an instant babysitter
Legos holding Legos - Need I say more
Explain to children that the sun's rays can burn their skin just like a hot stove or other surface. To continue this analogy, explain that, just as you shouldn't pick up a hot cookie sheet or pot without a potholder, you should not go out into the sun without applying sunscreen for protection.
Correct your children's misconception that sunburns can only occur on warm, sunny days. Explain that the sun's UV rays can pass through clouds or haze and remain just as strong on cool, windy days as on hot days.
Explain to children what the abbreviation "SPF" stands for. SPF stands for "Sun Protection Factor." The higher the SPF on a bottle of sunscreen, the more protection it will provide. Choose sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or above.
Help children apply sunscreen about 30 minutes before they go out in the sun. Early application of sunscreen can help the lotion form a protective layer over your child's skin.
Apply sunscreen liberally and over all exposed skin. Lift up bathing suit straps to apply sunscreen underneath them in case the straps move around. Don't forget to apply sunscreen to hands, feet, ears, shoulders and the back of the neck. Use an SPF lip balm on lips. Use a waterproof sunscreen for activities involving water or lots of sweat.
Remind children to reapply sunscreen every two hours.
Demonstrate safe sun practices consistently to provide a strong role model for your children. Apply and reapply sunscreen at the same times as your children to show them that these sun safety rules apply to everyone.
There may not be an easier way to freshen up your bathroom! Simply place a few drops on essential oil onto the cardboard tube of your toilet paper roll. We like Lemongrass but pick which ever you like best.
Do this with every new roll your bathroom will smell amazing until the roll is finished!
Idea via amumntheoven.blogspot.com
Teaching toddlers how to properly take care of their teeth can be an all consuming task. But it’s important to teach good and healthy habits from the get go.
Here are some tips and tricks to making your morning and evening routines exciting and successful:
Let your toddler pick the supplies. Take your tot to the store and let him choose his own toothbrush and toothpaste. A colorful character on the brush’s handle may not inspire you, but it might make all the difference in coaxing your toddler to brush his teeth. Let him pick the toothpaste too, so that he’s sure to like the flavor
Lower your expectations. Your child probably won’t be cleaning the gum lines or reaching into tiny crevices just yet. Don’t sweat it. These early lessons are as much about instilling the habit as they are about technique. The more practice he gets, the faster he’ll improve.
Take turns. If you’re really worried that your toddler’s teeth aren’t getting properly cleaned while he’s learning to take the reins, let him do the morning brushing session, while you handle the evening one. That way, he’ll get practice brushing on his own in the a.m., but he’ll also get a reminder of your technique in the p.m. Nighttime is also a good opportunity for you to get him used to flossing once a day before brushing (unlike brushing, flossing is something you’ll want to do for him at this point).
Brush along with him. Get in on the action, and join your toddler while he brushes his teeth. Having a little camaraderie might encourage him to take a little longer and give his teeth a more-thorough cleaning. Try stepping it up a notch by setting up a competition (Who can brush every tooth?).
Take a spin. Consider giving your child a battery-powered spin toothbrush. The novelty might coerce your toddler to brush his teeth. Plus, there are some toothbrushes that play a song until it’s time to stop, or signal that two minutes are up by making a noise.
Find an ally. Ask the dentist to praise your child for brushing himself. Getting the thumbs-up from an authority in a white jacket will encourage your toddler to soldier on.
Original article via What To Expect.
Spring is in the air! And so is pollen, one of the common causes of Hay Fever. Children typically develop season allergies between the ages of 2 and 5.
Here are 7 signs to watch out for in determining whether your child has a cold, or suffers from seasonal allergies:
1. Family history. Either you, your child, or his father has also suffered from allergies, asthma, or eczema.
2. Lingering congestion. He's got a runny nose that doesn't clear up after a week or so.
3. Watery, itchy eyes accompany his congestion.
4. No fever. He's not running a temperature or complaining about body aches.
5. Rash. It can appear anywhere on his body.
6. Ear infection. Allergies can lead to inflammation in the ear.
7. He gets worse on days when the pollen count is high.
Original Story via Parenting.com
Ever wonder how you can change up your Easter decor? Well after reading our favorite blog, Honestly Yum, they gave us a great idea! Decoupage your Easter Eggs!
For all you newbies out there:
The decoration of the surface of an object with paper cut-outs.
Whether it's your kids, or one of the adults in the house, we have all experience the dreaded armpit stains! In the past, that was probably the end of the road for your favorite white t-shirt or blouse...but not anymore!
Here are a few great do it yourself rememdies for kicking those underarm stains.
Quick tip to avoid the issue: Applying baking soda to your underarms after your deoderant in the morning can help prevent the stain from forming in the first place. Also, give your deoderant time to dry!
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