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Old 05-17-2022, 05:28 PM   #1
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Old 05-17-2022, 06:07 PM   #2
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Old 05-17-2022, 07:50 PM   #3
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No one else?


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Old 05-17-2022, 08:03 PM   #4
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+rep if you use one for a ponytail

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Old 05-17-2022, 08:04 PM   #5
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Other than duct tape, you have it covered!
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Old 05-17-2022, 08:07 PM   #6
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My son had a terrible habit of taking his clothes off including is diapers.
So I put duct tape across the waste.
Fixed that
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Old 05-17-2022, 08:30 PM   #7
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Yep, if it moves and shouldn’t use duct tape. If it isn’t moving but should then get out the hammer. Those work for me.


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Old 05-17-2022, 08:41 PM   #8
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If all figure out a way to keep my 6 year old socks and boots on I will appreciate it . Kid can’t keep a pair of socks . Heck the other day he was at a friends house and stripped down to his undies cause it was hot .
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Old 05-17-2022, 08:53 PM   #9
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Strummer, you sure that wasn't my grandson? Between keeping his clothes on and peeing outside wherever he is at at the moment
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Old 05-17-2022, 10:11 PM   #10
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Strummer, you sure that wasn't my grandson? Between keeping his clothes on and peeing outside wherever he is at at the moment

That’s my boy too. Luckily w live in the country. First few days at school was hard on him .
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Old 05-18-2022, 08:25 AM   #11
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Strummer, you sure that wasn't my grandson? Between keeping his clothes on and peeing outside wherever he is at at the moment
This one made me chuckle... both my grandsons grew up "makin' bubbles" in the grass... They're 9 and 11 now and to this day, if they're out at the house, the last thing they do before getting in the car to go home is walk over to the sidewalk and "Make Bubbles"! They say their mom won't let 'em do that at home in Kingwood except when they're in the back yard and that' only because she doesn't want 'em peeing in the pool!!
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Old 05-18-2022, 08:33 AM   #12
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Dad soaked my thumb in vinaigrette to get me to stop sucking my thumb. Worked but dunno if best solution lol this was before wokeness was a thing. In for other hacks, having a baby girl in October. First for me.
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Old 05-18-2022, 08:50 AM   #13
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if they have a power wheels, take out battery that comes with it and wire in a 18-20v cordless drill battery. Then find a screw in the shifter and remove it to unlock "faster gear". My girls would barley be moving when in the yard, now they fly around. super easy
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Old 05-18-2022, 09:07 AM   #14
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Our youngest could escape any car seat. I would tie her shoe laces together and she was stuck.
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Old 05-18-2022, 10:02 AM   #15
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Old 05-18-2022, 10:18 AM   #16
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Dad soaked my thumb in vinaigrette to get me to stop sucking my thumb. Worked but dunno if best solution lol this was before wokeness was a thing. In for other hacks, having a baby girl in October. First for me.

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Old 05-18-2022, 10:20 AM   #17
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That’s my boy too. Luckily w live in the country. First few days at school was hard on him .
YEP!

Even in neighborhood my boy would pee outside. If someone else dont like it o well
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Old 05-18-2022, 10:20 AM   #18
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if they have a power wheels, take out battery that comes with it and wire in a 18-20v cordless drill battery. Then find a screw in the shifter and remove it to unlock "faster gear". My girls would barley be moving when in the yard, now they fly around. super easy
Find a truck innertube and cut it into sections the width of the tire. Stretch around the plastic drive wheels and hold on. Greatly increased traction.

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Old 05-18-2022, 10:40 AM   #19
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When my son was crawling, he would take naps in the floor like most kids. Then he'd wake up and take off, or roll under furniture, or get into ****, and I would lose him. At 1st the dog would always lay beside him and let me know when he woke up, then he started bribing the dog so he got in on the scam. So I started waiting until he fell asleep, then I'd turn a laundry basket upside down over top of him.
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Old 05-18-2022, 11:25 AM   #20
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Kas…I did that to a set of oversized snow bibs shoulder straps in the rear. Still rocking to same tie after 4 years and two girls.

A rubber hair band twisted and looped around shorts draw string make a super adjustable, comfortable, and kid friendly string cinch. I use this on my neckerchiefs and all draw strings.

Cookies barbeque sauce on anything will get eaten.

Double bubble gum used as a carrot on a stick will get unperforming kiddos to perform.

Count up or count down to get bodies to move faster. Determine amount of time for a given task and start counting. Marine Corps Boot Camp parenting. It helps them learn their numbers and counting and to move faster when compelled with discipline if said task is not completed by end of countdown. Mississippis often replaces seconds. Counting by 2s, 5s or 10s (10,20,30,40, etc) increments can be substituted to mix up the monotony for 1 mississippi at a time. Zero is a number to not be overlooked. My girls dont respond well to counting sequentially emphatic. I have to let them know the time alloted…and announce achieved interval points on the timeline… 100 seconds allotted…every 10 seconds is announced on countdown. T minus 10 seconds gets louder to zero. Its never a pleasant experience, but bodies get moving.
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Old 05-18-2022, 11:28 AM   #21
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My son had a terrible habit of taking his clothes off including is diapers.
So I put duct tape across the waste.
Fixed that
Use electrical tape. It flexes and stretches a bit better. If you are like me, and know your wife will not be happy with you, at least be able to say see, it still stretches as he moves, but doesn't come off. LOL
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Old 05-18-2022, 11:36 AM   #22
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When my son was crawling, he would take naps in the floor like most kids. Then he'd wake up and take off, or roll under furniture, or get into ****, and I would lose him. At 1st the dog would always lay beside him and let me know when he woke up, then he started bribing the dog so he got in on the scam. So I started waiting until he fell asleep, then I'd turn a laundry basket upside down over top of him.
I mean, that's just good parenting
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Old 05-18-2022, 12:13 PM   #23
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My wife hates it because "the baby needs to learn to use a spoon" but in the interest of efficiency you can put that baby food in a large syringe and shoot that stuff right down their mouths. Zero cleanup.
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Old 05-18-2022, 12:40 PM   #24
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Ordered the DeWalt adapters for the power wheels. I will be searching for the screw that allows high gear!
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Old 05-18-2022, 01:11 PM   #25
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Ordered the DeWalt adapters for the power wheels. I will be searching for the screw that allows high gear!
Jon, it's in the floorboard where the shifter is... It's just a little screw with a tab that keeps the shifter from being put in the higher speed gear...


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ANYONE WHO WANTS THEM, I HAVE A JOHN DEERE "GATOR" AND "TRACTOR WITH FEL" THAT IS THE 12 VOLT ELECTRICS THAT MY GRANDSONS OUTGREW THAT ARE SOMEWHAT DISASSEMBLED, BUT AS FAR AS I KNOW ARE PRETTY MUCH COMPLETE. IF ANYONE WANTS THEM, PM ME AND I'LL MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO GET ONE OR BOTH TO YOU FOR FREE!
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Old 05-18-2022, 03:39 PM   #26
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If your young ones have problems pronouncing "R"s, have them lay on their back with their heads hanging over the side of the bed and have them say words with "R's (firetruck, french fry, etc..). Worked wonders for my youngest daughter- immediate results.
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Old 05-18-2022, 03:50 PM   #27
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Show them how cool the lawnmower, weedeater, and blower is. Then tell them how great they are using them. Even say things like, Man. Wish I could do it as good as you do!! They'll mow 3 times a week. Until about 14.

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Old 05-18-2022, 04:09 PM   #28
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Show them how cool the lawnmower, weedeater, and blower is. Then tell them how great they are using them. Even say things like, Man. Wish I could do it as good as you do!! They'll mow 3 times a week. Until about 14.

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Old 05-18-2022, 06:09 PM   #29
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Thanks! I’m sure I’ll need a lot of it lol
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Old 05-18-2022, 06:41 PM   #30
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Thanks! I’m sure I’ll need a lot of it lol

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Old 05-18-2022, 07:55 PM   #31
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If annoying relatives give your young kids toys for birthdays and Christmas that make a LOT of noise, it’s an easy fix. Take the toy apart and cover the internal speaker with electrical or duct tape. Put the toy back together and enjoy a MUCH quieter afternoon while your kid still gets to hear the noises.



As far as the power wheels goes, a couple of years ago I put a “turbo boost” button on my daughters 6V power wheels. I just used a 12v feeder battery hooked up to a couple of relays. The 6V side still worked, but it switched over to 12v when she hit the button. Here’s a 6V and 12v comparison……..

https://m.youtube.com/shorts/7M4LeVR_GXk
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Old 05-18-2022, 07:57 PM   #32
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Old 05-18-2022, 08:21 PM   #33
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My hack is get the little ones outside, park, pool, walking etc. then they take better naps and you get a solid break!
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Old 05-18-2022, 08:22 PM   #34
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Old 05-18-2022, 11:42 PM   #35
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