50 Of The Most Useful Parenting Hacks

Published 5 years ago

People online often share life hacks that save you from getting frustrated over little annoying things, like your chips going stale. Sometimes, however, the brilliant advice is taken to the next level and helps you tackle more serious issues.

Do your kids refuse to take their medicine? Are you wondering what the best way is to babyproof your home? You wanna keep your child’s clothes from getting stained by the constantly dripping popsicles? If so, experienced moms and dads of the internet are here with their advice. Sometimes invaluable, sometimes just cute or amusing, this list might give you some ideas of how to solve your everyday problems.

And who says adults can’t use the advice either – sometimes we mess up our summer outfits with ice cream too.


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#1 Use Cardboard To Stop Car Fighting Like This Genius Dad Did

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#2 It’s Not Medicine, It’s Pepsi

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#3 Metal Dad Lvl 80

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#4 Keep Your Toddler Busy By Letting Them Paint The Fence With Water

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#5 Use A Fitted Sheet To Keep The Sand Out At The Beach

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#6 Recycle Old Cot Into A Craft Or Work Spot For Your Kids

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#7 Hide Your Candies In Frozen Beans Bag

#8 Put A Bean Filled Glove On Your Baby’s Back When You Want Your Kids To Feel Loved, But You’re Too Tired

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#9 Leave Your Kids With Their Creativity In The Empty Box

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#10 Color Their Routine And Teach Time Management

#11 Put Stickers On Your Kid’s Shoes To Teach Them To Put Them On The Right Feet

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#12 Put Your Kid To Work By Turning Chores Into Fun Games

#13 Make A Table Hammock With A Bedsheet For Your Kids

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#14 Turn a Coffee Cup Lid Into A Drip Catcher

#15 Detangle Doll’s Hair With Dish Soap And Hair Conditioner

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#16 Use Butcher Paper To Create An Endless “White Board”

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#17 Give Your Kids Controllers That Are Not Hookep Up. They Will Play Like This For Hours

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#18 Use Toilet Paper Rolls To Create A Garage For Toy Cars

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#19 Keep Baby Still During Photoshoot By Using Dad As A Prop

#20 Give Your Kids This To Help Them Battle Scary Monsters At Night

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#21 Starting In Kindergarten, Put Your Child’s Graduation Year On A Large T-Shirt And Take A Picture With The Same T-Shirt Every Year To Watch The Child Growing Up

#22 Cover Your Baby’s Crib With A Sheet. This Will Keep Baby From Getting Bitten Up By Mosquitoes

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#23 When You Can’t Find Your Glasses Or Charger Just Make A Hunting Game For Your Kid To Help You

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#24 Use Slick Paint To Prevent Slipping On The Floor

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#25 Create A Chart On The Prescription Bottle To Track When You Give Your Kids Their Medicine

#26 Use A Plastic Egg To Keep Unfinished Lollipop Clean

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#27 Use A Fan To Inflate Your Children’s Bed Fort

#28 Use Pool Noodle Will Protect Your Kids From Serious Injuries

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#29 Use Frozen Marshmallows To Make A Great Ouchie Pack. Soft And Not Too Cold

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#30 Turn An Old DVD Box Into A Coloring Case

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#31 Put Colorful Glow Sticks In Your Kid’s Bathtub To Make Him Feel Like Jedi

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#32 Turn A Builder Grade Vanity Into A Child Friendly Vanity By Converting The Toekick To A Step Drawer

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#33 Keep A Door Open With Rubber Bands To Protect Your Kids From Getting Locked In The Bathroom

#34 To Avoid Perpetuating Gender Stereotypes, Give Your Kids A Mix Of Dolls And Toy Cars To Play With

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#35 Get Your Kid A Temporary Tattoo With Your Phone Number

#36 Keep Your Baby’s Eyes Safe And Dry With A Baby Shower Cap

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#37 Prevent Your Child’s Toys From Floating Away In The Bathtub And Make Bathtime Generally Easier

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#38 Prevent Your Kid’s Little Fingers From Getting Slammed In Doors With A Pool Noodle

#39 Use These Animal Toothpaste Caps So They Don’t Forget To Brush Their Teeth

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#40 Let You Kids Sit On Stability Balls While Doing Homework. It Can Help Them To Concentrate

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#41 Put A “You Shall Not Pass” Sign To Teach Your Kids How To Save Toilet Paper

#42 Wash You Kid’s Legos At Least Once A Month In Washing Machine

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#43 Use An Old Box To Make Them A Cardboard Slide

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#44 Put Velcro On Your Rugs. Easy To Lift For Cleaning But Stays In Place All Day Long

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#45 Make A DIY Bottle Holder So That Babies Can Hold It Themselves

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#46 Keep Your Kids From Falling Out Of Bed With Pool Noodle

#47 Make A DIY Wall Shelf From A Wire Hanger

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#48 Make A Reusable Babysitting Info Board

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#49 Use A Laundry Basket And Rope To Make A Pull-Along Snow Sled

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#50 Use A Long Rope To Help Your Kids To Swing While Enjoying Your Drink

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