Being a parent is not an easy thing. Kids mean the world to their parents and their parents would do anything for them, but it takes a lot of commitment, dedication and experience to know how to raise a kid properly and help them grow into a nice, healthy adult.
So, is it possible to maintain good parenting while taking some shortcuts that will make the whole experience easier but also more fun? Yes, there is a way. Well, there isn’t just one way, there’s 22 of them, compiled by Diply.
Let’s dive in to these dirt cheap and cool parenting hacks.
Put a popsicle stick in your children’s favorite yogurt and put it in the freezer. You get an instant dessert that your kids are guaranteed to like.
Source: ViralSprint Annily Green
2. Keep pacifiers clean
Just put them in condiment containers so they won’t get dirty when you carry them around.
3. Use a pizza cutter to cut food into smaller pieces
4. A rubber band on dispensers with pumps
This way your kids won’t waste them.
Source: The Art of Education
5. Tape silencer
A small amount of tape on the speakers of loud toys can make them quieter, and hopefully, keep your sanity.
You can keep piling on the tape if the toy is loud enough.
Source: Instagram | @mommingonpurpose
6. Clothespins are good at keeping the toothbrushes up
Source: Instagram | @girlshacks13
7. The doll’s hair
If your kid’s doll’s hair is all mangled and not easy to brush, mix two tablespoons of fabric softener with some water and put it in a spray bottle, then spray it to make the hair untangle easily.
8. Window stickers
Put these on the plane windows on a longer flight to kill boredom.
Source: Instagram | @teachermama1138
9. A pizza box makes a great canvas for those future artists
Source: Reddit | THORGNASH
10. Use a cereal container for the trash that accumulates in a car with children
11. Burrito in a mason jar
Putting a burrito in a mason jar is the best way to get your kid to eat it without the whole thing ending up on the floor, and it won’t drip out the back.
Source: The Light Media
12. A chip clip is good for burritos
Source: The Light Media
13. Dish racks are perfect for organizing school supplies
Source: DIY & Crafts
14. Cleaning up LEGOs
Put them in a laundry bag and then in the washing mashine to wash those that have been sitting on the floor for a while.
Source: Gettin’ By
15. A cardboard box canvas
This one is just brilliant. Put your kid inside a cardboard box and let them color to their heart’s content. They’ll let their creativity run loose but they won’t make a mess of the furniture. Win-win.
Source: Caryn’s Thoughts
16. Left and right sticker
Tear a small sticker in two and place one side in the left shoe and one in the right shoe, to help your children distinguish which one is which.
Source: Emlii Babyzone
17. The joy of cleaning
Teach your kids this joy with this fun little tape game.
18. Toothpaste is good at removing the permanent marker on your wall
19. Toilet paper limit
To keep your kids from pulling too much toilet paper, put a sticker boundary on the wall like this.
Source: The Virtuous Wife
20. Strap their bubble containers to a post to ‘contain’ the mess
The puns are still strong with this one (me).