“Did you know that you can muffle a noisy door latch with a rubber band? Use Press’n Seal as a makeshift bib? Defeat glitter with a ball of play dough? Every parent will find solutions in [this]…incredibly helpful book.” – Parents Magazine
“Just…genius.” – Buzzfeed
“Parent Hacks is the book that will literally change parents’ lives.” – Cool Mom Picks
“Frugal, real advice–and often hilarious.” – MommyPoppins
“This is the perfect kind of parenting book: one you don’t need to read from cover-to-cover while you’re juggling your kid(s), but which you can turn to whenever you’re in need.” – BoingBoing.com
“You’ll definitely have some ‘why didn’t I think of that?’ moments as you read this book.” – GeekDad.com
“A clever assortment of time-saving shortcuts and creative tricks.” –New York Journal of Books
“Genius parenting hacks.” – CupofJo.com
“…a hilarious (and handy!) collection of illustrated tips that literally any parent can use.” – The Stir.com
“Parent Hacks is so good that I may even have a few more kids.” – Dave Pell, Nextdraft.com
“Parent Hacks is the book we all need to be given the moment we see two blue lines, a plus or whatever positive sign your pregnancy test of choice indicates.” – Austin American Statesman
“This book is short and sweet but infinitely useful. Highly recommended. I also pledged to make the handy, adorably illustrated little volume my next go-to baby shower gift, because I found myself wishing I’d had it when my kids were little. ” – Wichita Eagle
From the Back Cover
Why didn’t I think of that?
Here’s an indispensable collection of 134 simple, unexpected solutions to kid-related problems. Drawn from a community of real-life MacGyvers–fellow parents who share their flashes of problem-solving genius–these inspired hacks cover all phases of life with kids, including Pregnancy, Sleep, Eating, Bath Time, Travel, and more.
4 Great Hacks to Know When You’re On the Go:
- #116 Write your phone number on your kid’s belly. Page 234
- #113 Strap ankle weights to a light weight stroller to keep it from tipping. Page 228
- #110 Line your car’s cup holders with cupcake liners. Page 224
- #118 Use adhesive bandages to baby-proof hotel room outlets. Page 238
About the Author
Asha Dornfest is the blogger behind ParentHacks.com. Parent Hacks was named one of Real Simple’s three choices for “best parenting and family blog,” a Daily Beast “Beast Best” award winner, and a three-time recipient of Babble’s “#1 Most Useful” Top Mom Blog honor. Asha’s work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Parents magazine, the Huffington Post and elsewhere. She is also the co-author of Minimalist Parenting and the co-host of the Edit Your Life podcast, and she travels the country as a speaker and advocate. Asha lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and two children. Craighton Berman is a designer, illustrator, and inventor based in Chicago. He is the founder and creative director of Manual, a brand that makes designed objects for food and drink, as well as an adjunct professor at University of Illinois at Chicago. He has design work in the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, he was the first designer ever to use Kickstarter to launch a product, he taught a drawing workshop to Disney Imagineering, and his drawings are featured in a YouTube video with over 6 million views.