It does not matter how many books you read, nothing prepares you for parenthood. In fact, just when you think you are a pro at raising children, life throws you a curve ball with something new. As much as you love your kids, it can feel overwhelming to keep them busy and safe at all times.
Good thing: there are parents that have tried and true methods that make life a lot easier for the adults and the little ones. Take a look at 35 parenting hacks. #5 should be a must for every child.
#1. Make summer picnics more magical with these tents hanging from hula hoops.
#2. The most successful potty training method is with a sweet reward system.
#3. When siblings don’t get along, make them with this large t-shirt.
#4. A cookie baking sheet turned into a to-go magnet board.
#5. Make sure your kids can call you if they get lost.
#6. Turn the cookie baking sheet into a chore board.
#7. A magical way for your kids to communicate with their favourite Disney character.
#8. An endless supply of paper to keep your child busy for hours.
#9. Turn any t-shirt into a play board.
#10. Start this t-shirt tradition from kindergarten till they reach grade 12.
#11. Keep your morning routine hassle free by having the day’s clothes ready for them.
#12. Randomly tape the canvas your child will paint on for a one-of-a-kind creation.
#13. Insert a wooden box in the last sink drawer for a pull-out foot stand.
#14. Want to motivate your kids to do their chores? Let them earn it.
#15. Turn garden baskets into beautiful toy storage displays.
#16. Make it easy for the boys to learn to aim.
#17. Nothing gets by mom when this mirror let’s her see everything.
#18. Tape a long magnet board in your kid’s room. They will spend hours practicing their ABC’s.
#19. A soft and cuddly cold pack with frozen marshmallows.
#20. Time-out chairs with important messages.
#21. Don’t throw out the big cardboard boxes until your kid has had a chance to let their inner artist out.
#22. Keep them in bed safe all night.
#23. Cookie jars can store all the little knick knack toys and crayons.
#24. Keep those little hands away from the drawers by sticking a tall ruler through the handles.
#25. Let him eat all his ice cream with this messy-free plastic plate.
#26. Don’t throw out your old coffee creamers. Wash them and use them to store food.
#27. Don’t throw out your baby cribs when he grows out of it, turn it into a desk.
#28. Stick bandages to electric sockets to keep little fingers away from danger.
#29. An easy way to make fire.
#30. Have your toddler discover art through a mess-free plastic bag.
#31. Put all the Lego pieces in a laundry bag and wash them once a month.
#32. Keep them occupied during a road trip.
#33. Easiest way to pick up glitter is with a lint roller.
#34. Organize the toys by the type they belong to.
#35. Ensure no dose gets missed or given twice. Draw a ticking-off graph.