Oh my I have taken care of so many babies this would have been so genius for! To calm a baby that needs comfort, fill a glove w/beans, pearled barley, etc, give baby a few pats with it, then leave it on the baby's back and slip quietly away. I wish I had known about this during all those years of patting and patting and patting and patting...what a great idea!
DIY Baby Mittens You guys could make cute mittens, or just simply buy them :) You can buy cloth from Joanns or a cloth store. Or you could go to places that carry them, Target, Walmart, Burlington Coat Factory, Babies/Toys R Us, & other baby stores.
homemade baby laundry detergent. DANG IT! I wish I would have seen this sooner so I knew about the baby Purex Crystals. Then the whole batch I made would have been safe for baby. Oh well, just make more I guess.