That said, keepsakes can be comforting to people, so, it is important if a mom can save these wonderful treasures of a time past when mothering was young. These hacks can be very useful and someday the kids can use their own creativity to do this for their kids.
(1)For a teething baby, freeze an ice cube tray that contains applesauce, smashed pears, strained fruits and naturally sweet is the way to go with young babies and toddlers. Put a frozen block of fruit on a spoon and let him suck on it. His lips will become numb easily and the pain will disappear. For the time being, baby and mama are happy.
(2)Another teething trick that mom can delight baby with is to place a teaspoon in a thin washcloth or other material. Lay a wet cloth down and put the fruit in the middle. Fold it over and then twist it up. It can be frozen or not, and baby is given the cloth to suck on
(3)Keep a box of top favorite clothes of the child as he grows up. It is particularly delightful to have started this in infancy all the way to adulthood. Cut and keep large squares and sew each square to the next until there is a blanket of mementos. this can be made into a quilt also.
(4)Take an empty water bottle and put a few pennies in it. Now the bottle has become a rattle for babies and a shaking musical instrument as well for older kids.
(5)Make pillows from first sweater outfit. babies usually outgrow sweater sets fast, and they still are new. They make a wonderful cover for a small pillow any shape.
(6)Under the high chair, place a plastic tablecloth folded over and folded again, to make a blanket underneath for all the food that may drop while the tyke is eating.
(7)With flip flops that the strap has come out of the hole, place a square, plastic tag with a hole in the center on the bottom of the shoe around the strap that has slipped out. These can be found on loaves of bread to seal them.
(8)Give kids some blocks that are wood that has been cut, sanded down and varnished for the child. Names or pictures
(9)Put a large poster up on the frig that has 100 positive messages for the children who will read it. This is an awesome tool that parents can give the kids. Things listed such as “You are worthy of…”, “Do your best because it will be grand!”, or “You are amazing!”.
(10)Use old telephone books to rip out the pages for making paper mache. Flour and water make the paste and it is something that youths can have fun making. Strips are dipped in water and then the paste made with flour. The pieces are then laid on whatever container, such as a milk carton cut in half. Make masks for Halloween, dishes and so much more. Look this one up under crafts.
A reminder of past events, memory can instantly bring back thoughts or feelings perhaps recalled another way, by touching a familiar, hearing a sound, seeing a person, tasting a food. The senses remain the same, almost as if it happening right now.
These hacks can be very useful and someday the kids can use their own creativity to do this for their kids.