Alligator clips (like electricians use) can be kept packed in a diaper bag to provide instant bibs for your baby. Just clip a paper napkin or a wash cloth to their clothing. You can also thread cord thru the ends to create a set that looks like something your dentist uses.
For a baby gift, you can find lace or special cord to create these for new parents. http://en.wikipe dia.org/wiki/Crocodile_c lip
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Remind yourself not to overeat using messages on place cards
SparkPeople recommends eating more slowly, and I've been making an effort to chew more thoroughly. To remind myself to do this, I made a little card saying, "Slow down". I attached it to a place card holder that I keep with my condiments. 4 Setting it in front of me when we sit down to eat reminds me to look at it during my meal, and I chew more thoroughly.
It is working really well: I feel full before I have overeaten.
With my place card holder, you can use both sides. On my cards I have: "Slow down"; "Chew 100 times"; "Enjoy your food"; "Put down your fork between bites." Here is the kind of place card holder I use; it has an alligator clip: http://tinyurl.com/4xxxccb
Baby wipes as instant stain removers (from a TV wardrobe person)
I learned this trick from the wardrobe person on "Friends': A baby wipe is an excellent instant stain remover when you spill something on yourself. It's what they use on the set on taping days if an actor spills! When a spill happens, blot the stain with a napkin, then blot with a baby wipe until the stain is gone. It works on coffee and most foodstains. I find even if I can't get it out completely, it will usually still wash out! I don't have kids but I carry a small pack of baby wipes anyway!
Use binder clips on your desk or dresser, clip the clip to the edge then thread your charging cord through the wire loop. This keeps them off the surface but ready to be used. At the other end (on the floor) plug in the chargers to a power strip and you are ready to go.
Binder clips are available at any office supply store and come in many sizes and colors.
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