Share Your Baby Gizmo Mama Tips

Calling all Baby Gizmo Mamas:

Baby Gizmo is looking for your best tricks, tips, and time saving advice. Do you have a special diaper changing technique that works on a wiggly worm of a baby? Have you managed to thwart your little Houdini’s efforts at picking every baby lock in the house? Or maybe you’ve developed the perfect system for whipping up school lunches in a snap. We want to hear them all!

Every mama has her own tricks of the trade and Baby Gizmo is making it easy for you to share your secrets with other moms! Even better: Every week  one of your tips will be turned into a video demonstration, acted out by Hollie herself! In appreciation for sharing your mama smarts, Baby Gizmo will send the selected Baby Gizmo Mama Tip of the Week a special gift. Oh, and Hollie will also give you a special shout out at the beginning of the video. How cool is that?!

There are three ways for all you smart and crafty mamas to submit your Baby Gizmo Mama Tips:

Baby Gizmo just made it a little easier for all of the mamas out there looking for ways to cut a hot dog into 36 pieces without needing an engineering degree, or get chocolate milk stains out of a yellow couch (maybe that’s just me), or how about just being able to brush a toddler’s hair without using a straight jacket? One thing is for certain: Anyone with kids has got to be on their A game and mom’s need all the help they can get- from each other!

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Baby Gizmo founder Hollie Schultz is the proud mom of three adorable kids. This certified CPS (Child Passenger Safety) Tech and baby gear expert is the host of the Baby Gizmo video reviews giving moms the inside look at baby products before they purchase them. Hollie is also the co-author of The Baby Gizmo Buying Guide. A former resident of Los Angeles, she and her family now live in North Carolina where she is having a blast designing and decorating her new home.

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Safety tip: always double check with your child’s doctor the dosage, concentration, and directions before giving your child their medicine, prescribed of otherwise. We recently experienced this with our 9 month old son. It was a mistake by the doctor of a decimal point and I was unknowingly giving him 10x the dosage twice a day for a month! Neither the doctor nor the pharmacy caught the error. Fortunately he is fine but I have learned to double check and know what and how much I
am giving my son.


My toddler loves bananas more then a monkey. Well did you know that monkeys peel bananas from bottom up not from the stem part like most humans. Hold the banana stem down in your hand in pinch the other end to peel it easier. Also did you know a banana has 3 equal parts to divide push your thumb in the end and it will split evenly.

Hope that I’m not too late with my tip, but just was reminded of it last night… When making your child’s crib or bed, layer more than one fitted sheet with a water-proof pad in between. This will save time and frustration on those middle of the night wake-ups! Bottom layer should be a water-proof mattress liner, then fitted sheet, then next layer of water-proof pad, then fitted sheet again. When you wake up with a wet or sick, crying child, just strip off the top layer of fitted sheet and water-proof pad to reveal the next layer, clean and… Read more »

My preschooler has always been a tough one to trick into getting her take her medicines. Even “special juice” and “feel good vitamins” lost their luster. So, she was just diagnosed with a UTI and may have a few years on prophylactic antibiotics, so I have to step up my creativity!
I took her tablet and crushed it. Scraped the inside of a Double Stuff Oreo out and mixed in the crushed tablet. Re-assembled the Oreo and I sneak it to her like “our little secret!” Also works with peanut butter wafer cookies!

Tian H.
my daughter really love to drink from small box juice or pouch like caprisun. the problem is she always squeeze it everytime she hold them, and she’ll be wet and stick. so i have a trick, for the box, i open the top right end side and the top left end side, and i show her how to hold the both top sides and drink with that way. and for the pouch, i show her how to hold only on the right top side and the left top side. since then, no more sticky mess while she was drinking. and… Read more »
Vickie Extine

If you get a bee sting apply a little toothpaste to it a few times a day. It helps with the swelling and the pain. Can also be used for mosquito bites

Tonya Hopkins

When my son is cranky he loves for me to either give him a lavender bath or massage his legs and arms while he falls asleep its like it sooths him.

Christy Hunt
Do not forget you are a woman first! Take care of yourself or you loose yourself in mommyhood and are not the best mommy you can be! Same goes for being a wife! You were husband and wife beforethe babies came along, you need to make sure and keep that connection alive. My tip: I take time once a week to do soemthing for myself; a project I enjoy, a pedicure, lunch with a girlfriend, etc. I also make sure that at least every two weeks hubby and I have a date night to re-connect. We have 3 kids; ages… Read more »
Tip # 1 from a long term never ending mommy: I have been a foster mom for medically fragile infants for 22 years. It’s not to say I’ve had my share of toddlers that come with the baby as a ‘sibling group’. Bathing little ones can be a chore, especially when they don’t want to get out. I figured it out, especially with twins or children close in age. I set out two different colors of towels. When it’s time to get out of the tub, instead of hearing ‘not me, not me’, I tell them ‘the first one out… Read more »
Random tips for parenting? I have a million of them! Here are just a few: Start teaching your baby while they are still a baby, and by the time they are toddlers, your life will be so much easier! I have never had a problem with diaper changing, because when my babies started getting wiggly and trying to roll over during diaper changes, I gave a sharp, “No roll! Be still!” and stopped them mid-roll and rolled them back – and then praised them with lots of smiles and love, and they learned to quit being so wiggly. Bath time… Read more »

Stick your wet dishrag in he microwave on high for 1 minute after every meal, between washes. It works even on the microfibre face cloths I use to wash my 2yr old twins’ faces with. This kills all the odor causing bacteria and those germs nobody wants to share. Plus, if you are in the mood to clean your microwave, all the grime is loosenent up.

Every night before I go to bed (I am usually the last one in), I take the diaper bag and refill/replenish snacks, diapers and wipes, fill 2 sippy cups with milk and juice and put them in the fridge and set all of my kids bags by the door (including shoes) so that in the mornings, we are ready to go. If I don’t do this, I can and WILL forget something. With being a full time BSN nursing student, mom to 3 girls and pregnant with a 4th, organization and planning are key to making our days run smooth.… Read more »
Dhini Adyawardhani

When it comes to meal time, I always ask my 2yo picky-eater toddler son to sit and keep busy with his flash cards or drawing book, while I feed him. I have quick meal time, no messy floor and no wasted food. And, my son always finish his meal & learn new things everyday. I found it as a good way to feed both his body & brain/knowledge 🙂

Kristina Martinez
Our family has a hectic schedule filled with tball, swimming lessons, school, and a very active 1 year old. Sometimes it can feel very chaotic. I used to find my self rushing out the door, always forgetting something, or running a toy over on the way out. To limit the chaos I set my clocks 15 minutes ahead of time so we are not rushing anymore, and before we head out of the house I have taught my 4 year old to call out for a C.A.A.R. check. Where mommy makes sure we are ready to get in the car.… Read more »
Jennifer Leroux

I asked my local pizzaria if I could buy one of their extra large pizza boxes. I use it to store the childrens art work. You can even have the children decorate it with art. Its a fun project with a purpose.