45 Parenting Hacks That Make Parents’ Lives Easier (New Pics)

Published 5 years ago

Nothing can truly prepare you for the task of becoming a parent, no matter how ready you think you are. But don’t worry – every new parent went through this phase. And most of them are willing to share their experience to make your life easier.

Bored Panda has compiled a list of the most useful hacks creative parents have come up with and every parent should read it. From saving your kids from unexpected ‘booboo’s’ to keeping them occupied so you can have a little time for yourself – these simple yet brilliant ideas can be a real gamechanger.

See some of the best parenting hacks creative parents have come up with in the gallery below and check out more here!


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#1 Creative Hack

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#2 How To Tell Your Twins Apart

#3 How To Easily Teach Multiplication Tables

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#4 BBQ Dad Hack

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#5 No Bathtub? Here’s The Solution: Baby Pool In The Shower Cabin. It’s Also Handy When Travelling

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#6 Use A Tent To Make A Sandpit. You Will Be Able To Close It During The Night To Keep The Cats Out

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#7 I Took A Rectangle-Shaped Tupperware And We Made ‘Snow Blocks’ For An ‘Igloo’. My Boys Absolutely Loved It

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#8 Carseat Hack That Could Save Lives

Write out child’s name, DOB, parents names, emergency contacts, any medical conditions, any meds your child is on and even child’s doctor, then stick it to the child’s car seat. In the event of an accident and the parents are unconscious, this information will be extremely helpful to EMS

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#9 Although We Tell Our Daughter To Not Run Into Parking Lots, It Doesn’t Mean She Is Going To Listen. I Bought This Car Magnet And It Has Been A Miracle Worker. She Loves Keeping Her Hand On The Bright Colors While Waiting For Mom And Will Try So Hard To Match Her Fingers To The Magnet’s

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#10 My Toddler Was Busy For Over 30 Minutes Playing With These Window Stickers On The Plane. Easy To Pack, Fun For Them, And Cheap!

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#11 If You Have To Bring Your Stroller Indoors Put Shower Caps On The Wheels To Prevent Bringing The Dirt Inside

#12 Keep A Cheap Potty Chair In Your Car Along With A Few Diapers. If Your Child Needs To Go To The Bathroom When There Isn’t One, Open A Diaper And Put In The Bottom Of The Potty Chair. When He Is Done, Wrap Up The Diaper And Done. No Mess

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#13 Inventive Dad Of The Day

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#14 When Giving Meds, Write Out All The Planned Dosages On The Bottle Before Starting, Then, As Each One Is Given, Mark It Off. Eliminates Any Issues That Might Arise From Sleep-Deprived Forgetfulness

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#15 In Need Of A Little Bit Of Hands Free Time? Place Your Baby In Front Of The Washing Machine For A Whole New World Of Entertainment

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#16 Put Masking Tape On A Carpet For Your Kid To Play With Toy Cars

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#17 Parenting Done Right

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#18 Ask Your Child To Sort Little Things Like Felt Balls Or Colourful Pasta Into A Muffin Pan

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#19 French Fry Apples Anyone? When Your Toddler Doesn’t Want Apples, Cut Them Like This And Pretend You Made Apple French Fries

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#20 Use Bottle Nipple As Medicine Dispenser

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#21 When Your Kid Is Asleep But You Need To Eat…

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#22 When You Go Out, Color Code Your Brood. Makes It Easier To Spot Them In The Crowd

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#23 If You Have A Kid With A Walker, Use Pool Noodles As Bumpers To Save Your Walls And Ankles

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#24 Bring Crayons To The Doctor When Your Kids Have A Check Up. It Keeps Everyone Distracted During Wait Times

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#25 Clean Non-Electronic Plastic Toys In A Dishwasher

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#26 Sprinkle Some Cinnamon In A Sandbox To Keep Bugs Away

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#27 A Frozen Sponge In A Ziplock Is The Perfect Way To Keep Kids Lunches Cold

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#28 Painting The Fire Station Floor

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#29 Does Anyone Else Use The Bathtub (Minus Water) As A Play Pen When Having A Shower?

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#30 Use Shoe Storage Bag To Store And Organize Legos By Color

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#31 In A Super Pinch, Suitcase Can Double As A Sleeper

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#32 Disposable Gloves Hack

#33 Put Up A “Spy Window”. Very Time You Want To Check On The Kids You Won’t Need To Go All The Way Down The Stairs

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#34 Mom Tip: Yogurt Plus Food Coloring = Safe Edible Paint

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#35 Attach A Sippy Cup To Your Kid’s Car Seat. This Way You Won’t Have To Turn Around And Pick It Up Every Time Your Kid Drops It

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#36 Put A Paper Sheet In A Ziplock Bag Together With Some Paint And Let Your Child “Paint” Mess-Free

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#37 Ask Your Keiki For A Toy They Want The ‘Switch Witch’ To Bring Them. Halloween Night When They Go To Bed All Their Candy Goes Next To Their Pillow. Switch Witch Arrives While They’re Sleeping And Switches Their Candy For The Toy

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#38 Knit A Childproof Door Knob Cover To Avoid Getting Locked Out Or To Keep Children Away Of Entering Certain Rooms

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#39 When Getting Out Of The Car By A Road Or In A Car Park, Ask Your Child To Touch ‘The Spot’ Aka The Fuel Cover Thingy! Especially Helpful For Anyone With Multiple Children Trying To Get Everyone Out Of The Car!

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#40 Teach A Child To Hold A Pencil Using A Kleenex

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#41 Sometimes I Have To Disguise Oatmeal Within A Banana To Get My Child To Eat. He’s Been Eating The Same Bite Of Banana And New Oatmeal This Whole Time

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#42 Use Shopping Cart Restraints To Secure Your Toddler’s Sippy Cup

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#43 Carry An ‘Out Of Order’ Sign In Your Wallet At All Times In Case You Encounter An Unexpected Delay Machine

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#44 Make An Instant Art Bib With Cling Film

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#45 When The Restaurant Doesn’t Have A Highchair…

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Aušrys Uptas

One day, this guy just kind of figured - "I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?" - and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that's trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that's too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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