Fix two small pieces of fine sandpaper onthe insides of pencilbox lids. This will allow the child to clean erasers in a jiffy.
Use old soft bedspreads to make soft sleepons for infants (the filling being layers of the bedspread and not polycotton or heavy cotton which has to be lined with plastic to keep dry.) Hygienic, easy to machine wash, safe and soft, and economical too.
Keep a good foodie kiddie chart for your kid in the dining room. Every time he eats well, add a colourful star or sticker of his/her favourite screen star, to give him a feeling of achievement. Works like magic with many kids.
For a children’s party, make coloured ice-cubes by adding food colour to the water. Children love ice-crem, but it’s quite expensive bought from the parlour. Instead, buy cones and make creamy inexpensive ice-cream at home (do not freeze fully). Fill in the cones and top with a cherry or grated chocolate.