27 Brilliant Parenting Hacks That Will Make Life with Kids WAY Easier

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Being a parent is a fulltime job and you may often wonder what the payback is. Admittedly, children can be a handful sometimes and you just wish there was someone or something that could make life easier. From getting them to finish daily chores to worrying about their education, you have your plate full. Need some help? Well, you don’t need to look far. Here are some parenting hacks that will allow you to deal with your kid(s) with more efficiency and patience. Do not feel bad about taking shortcuts or being a little sneaky around your kids – you have a tough job and you should do all you can to make life a little easier.

Bathing time

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Make your little one’s bathing time less frustrating with a laundry basket. A well-positioned basket can prevent bumps on the head and chances of slipping. Besides, your toddler’s toys will remain well within his reach.

Baby shower cap

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A “baby shower cap” is certainly a good idea. It will protect your kid’s delicate eyes, ears, and face.

Child-friendly hammock

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Snuggle-up your child in a child-friendly hammock. All you need is a table and a bed sheet to make a nice hammock.

Trace baby’s feet before shopping

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Wish you go for shoe shopping for your little one? You don’t have to take him along; just trace his feet on a piece of paper, and go shopping!

Stair slides

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A fabulous fun activity for kids is turning empty cardboard into stair slides. It is an innovative way to turn your stairs into a fun slide.

Identify your twins easily!

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A romper set is just what you need to set your twins apart. It can help others identify your twins easily.

Phone number temporary tattoo

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Place a temporary tattoo on your child’s arm so that they can be found during an outdoor outing. Whether you are hitting the beach or are going for an all day trip, writing your phone number on your kid’s arm is a clever idea.

No more child stuck in the bathroom!

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Use a rubber band on your bathroom’s doorknob so that it opens quickly and easily. Place a rubber band in such a way that it makes an ‘X’ and presses open the door. So, you will never have to worry about your child getting stuck inside the bathroom.

Monster spray

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Put your child to sleep by creating your own monster spray (if he is scared of monsters). Keep the bottle under the bed so that they can go back to sleep without a fuss.

Make household chores fun!

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Make household chores a fun task (game) for your children, which even they are going to enjoy. Better, you’ll get the much-needed hand for cleaning.

No siblings fights!

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Punish them when they fight. Acknowledge siblings fights and teach them the meaning of discipline.

Faucet extenders

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Make use of old lotion bottles by converting them into faucet extenders so that your little ones can easily get their hands under the water (to brush their teeth or wash their hands).

Stylish racerback

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A barrette can be used to convert a loose strap top into a stylish racerback.

Organize papers and pencils

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An old DVD case can be utilized to organize papers and colored pencils for your kids. It can be great for an on-the-road easel.

Camouflaging scratches on the shoes

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Crayons can be used for camouflaging scratches on the shoes.

Nighttime coughing?

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Nighttime coughing can be a nightmare for both the children and the parents. So, the trick is to rub vapo rub on your kid’s feet and wrap them inside socks.

Stave off popsicles

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A disposable coffee lid or plate can be used to stave off popsicles, which may leave your child in a messy situation.

Knight’s Helmet

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Keep your kids warm in winters using Knight’s Helmet that they are absolutely going to love.

Tap dancing shoes

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Make use of all the spare pennies you have by sticking them on your kids shoe and turning them into tap dancing shoes.

Create a fort for your kids

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Create a fort for your kids using a hoola-hoop and a bed sheet.

Make your toddler wear a mop suit

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When your toddler is in his crawling days, make him wear a mop suit that will be a great help in the cleaning chores.

Store snacks and games in a shoe caddy

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A shoe caddy can be used to store snacks as well games when out for a long trip.

Use camera bags for storing diapers

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Use camera bags for storing diapers of your baby as they have  numerous handy compartments.

Use a pizza cutter

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Use a pizza cutter to cut your child’s big meal into small bites to save your time, and save yourself from all the mess.

Tie a rope to your baby’s swing

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A string or rope can be tied on your baby’s swing to push them on a swing from a long distance.

Make use of an old glove

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Make use of an old glove of yours. Fill in beans or pearled barley in the glove, and use it to give some pats to your child. And as your child falls asleep, leave the glove over his back, and slip away stealthily. Just ensure that the glove is sewn and shut properly so that the beans do not come out.

Use old drawers

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The old drawers in your child’s room can be used as bookshelves.

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