I’m always scouting for effective parenting hacks and tricks to help make my life just a little bit easier. I’m not at all interested in any unnecessary stress-being a parent already comes with a few natural stressors of its own. So, while I was on my hunt this weekend, I thought to myself hm, maybe I should share some of these great tips I just gathered with my awesome readers. I’m sure my fellow parents out here could appreciate these wonderful hacks that I’m about to share with you. So, let’s get to it. Enjoy!
-Keep a spray bottleof water in the car on hot days to use to cool hot seatbelt buckles (doesn’t have to be COOL water inside the bottle-the evaporation of the water is what does the cooling).
-Put rubber bands around the soap pump nozzle to limit the amount of soap being pumped out.
-Cut a sticker in half and put it on the inside of your child’s shoes to get them to put their shoes on the correct feet. The sticker halves should match up when their shoes are on if on the correct feet.
-Remove splinters without the extra pain: blend baking sodaand water into a paste and put on splinter. The baking soda pushes the splinter out saving your child (or yourself) a lot of pain.
-Use WD-40 to remove crayon.
-Use a wad of kleenex to teach your child the correct way to hold a pencil when writing. Put the Kleeenex behind their last two fingers while they’re holding the pencil.
-Use underwear with cartoon characters on them when potty training your child to encourage them to use the potty more often.
-Utilize a bulletin board to help you stay organized: You can use this board for chores, your child’s daily schedule, reminders, etc.
-Use an inflatable pool indoors as a safe play area for your little one.
-Use fabric softener and water on doll hair to keep the doll’s hair soft.
-Use old sheets to create art.
-Dip a lollipop in medicine and let the child suck on it each time you dip it, they can finish the lollipop when the medicine is gone.
-Stick silicone cupcake liners in your car cup holders to keep them from getting sticky and gross.
-Eat marshmallows to soothe a sore throat.
I hope these parenting hacks help you out a bit. Leave a comment if you currently use any of these and let me know how it’s working for you. Happy Parenting!
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