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Is there a word for the opposite of “educational”? That’s what these are. These diagrams illustrate why caffeine and insomnia don’t mix well.

Ninja Parent Lessons: Tickle Attacks, Part 1

Posted by on August 8th, 2012, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

There are a ton of simple, everyday things we just have to pick up on our own. Learning by trial and error or mimicking someone else can be tricky. And result in us doing really stupid things. Even with tickling. For parents of ticklish kids, the act of tickling can be a laughter-filled method of […]

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Bad Product Idea #10: Peter Pottymouth Proper Pronunciation Wheel

Posted by on July 31st, 2012, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

Whether you chuckle or upchuck a little when your little one accidentally swears because of mispronunciation, it’s okay, sheet happens. Rest assured! It’s just part of learning to talk. But now, with the Peter Pottymouth Proper Pronunciation Wheel, you can put rocket boosters on the unfortunately foul-mouthed part of the learning process. Grandma’s poor heart […]

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One Parent’s Trash Is Another Kid’s Treasure

Posted by on July 25th, 2012, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

Kids and adults differ on a lot of points. The way they each look at things can be so different that sometimes it defies logic that adults were ever kids themselves. At what point does a penny become just a lame fake-out for a dime when searching your pockets for something to feed a parking […]

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Toothpaste Applied by Parents & Children

Posted by on July 17th, 2012, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

Nearly anything in the bathroom is a potential victim to kid-level, wasteful application. I’m highlighting toothpaste here, but don’t forget soap, shampoo, toilet paper, band-aids, cotton swabs, water, you name it. Apart from these products appearing to children to be a never-ending supplies that are complete free, there’s also the fun of it. Look at […]

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Teaching a Kid How to Tie Their Shoes

Posted by on July 11th, 2012, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

Teaching our kids how to do stuff is our job as parents. It can be difficult. Drinking our own urine can seem preferable at times. One of the hardest parts of teaching kids anything is watching them do it wrong. Over and over and over and over. Some parent’s cannot even do it; they swoop […]

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The All-Parent, All-Kid Airplane

Posted by on July 6th, 2012, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

[ click the image to enlarge ] This is not an illustration of a children’s toy, it’s a concept for an actual airplane. A plane that every airline should have in its fleet, juuuuuuust in case. What if it happened? A flight that consisted of 100% parents with their babies or kids. Theoretically it HAS […]

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Safety from Children: Changing a Diaper

Posted by on June 26th, 2012, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

Most baby changing signs aren’t concerned with things like accuracy or safety. They’re designed to have a more pleasing and compact composition, so the adult is commonly shown crammed up close, hovering over a baby as if the diaper were going on its head. I’m a designer, so I can appreciate the reasons for this. […]

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The 5 Stages of Teething, An Illustrated Guide

Posted by on June 20th, 2012, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

    Teething is a part of becoming a parent that a lot people dread to one degree or another. Us parents who have made it through the Stages of Teething, know that the people who don’t dread it are either certifiably naive or very drunk. But one can only stay naive and drunk for […]

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Bad Product Idea #9: KiddleProd Child Motivation Enhancement Utility

Posted by on June 11th, 2012, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

[ click the image to enlarge ] Are you tired of how many times you have to ask your child to do or stop doing something, keeping exact count of how many times so they can’t turn around and correct you when you give an inexact guesstimate of how many times you’ve already asked? Are […]

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Ninja Parent Lessons: The Pillow Paw

Posted by on June 6th, 2012, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

The average height of a table is 26″-30″ and counters are around 36″. They all have corners and edges that kids’ heads are somehow magnetically drawn to when they’re passing through this height range. As a parent it’s your duty to protect your child. So obviously that includes making sure they don’t bash in their […]

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