Parenting, as wonderful as it can be, is also a demanding experience that can leave even the most hardworking and caring person frustrated at times. It entails sleepless nights, undivided attention among many other things. We understand all these struggles, and that is why we have compiled a list of ways that parents, especially new ones, can use and enjoy while reducing the stress that comes with parenting. These hacks are simple, effective and fun to practice.
1. Underwater Lights
If your child is always reluctant to get in the tub when it’s bath time, this hack is for you. Simply put glow sticks inside the tub and watch as excitement trumps his dislike for bath.
It is more fun and definitely one to remember.
2. A Sticker For His Shoes
How many times have you seen a child wearing the left shoe on the right foot and vice versa? Definitely one time too many. You probably did it as a child too. There is a simple way you can prevent your child from making the same mistake.
Cut a sticker into two equal parts and stick each part in his shoes. It will help him know which foot to put into which shoes and you’ll save yourself some precious time.
3. Lost But Found Tattoos
This hack is a hilarious but also a genius idea to avoid the troubles of missing a child. All you have to do is stamp your children with temporary tattoos which contains your phone number when going out or to a public place.
The tattoo should be in an obvious place like the wrist or forehead. That way, somebody can reach you if they get lost.
4. A Pack Of Frozen Marshmallows
Use frozen marshmallows as icepacks instead of the regular ice pack.
It is softer and less cold and thus will not be too harsh for your kid’s skin. It tastes better too.
5. Baby Eye Protector
Babies are very fragile, and unlike adults, their reflex isn’t sharp enough to prevent certain things, that is why this cute shower cap is the best.
With it, you can prevent water from getting into your baby’s eyes during his bath.
6. A Canopy of Sheet
It is possible for your child can play outdoors without getting a sunburn.
All you need is to fit a sheet over his cot, and he is perfectly shaded while enjoying the warmth
7. Hidden In Plain Sight
The trick of hiding in plain sight is as old as the hills; it works perfectly when the goal is to prevent those snooping around from finding the goods.
Kids like sweet things and vegetable is definitely not one of those. When you hide candies inside a vegetable bag, you can be sure it is safe. You only have to worry that it might be too safe as you could forget you hid the candy when you really need it.
8. Park Well
In the spirit of fun, you can create a garage for your child to park his Hot Wheels cars away.
All you need is PVC pipes and convincing the kid to use the parking garage; that way, you can avoid stepping on toy cars every time you walk around the house.
9. Chart the Dosage
Keeping track of medicine doses can be very complicated, especially when you are not the one taking the medicine.
You can simplify it for yourself by drawing a chart on the bottle itself and with that, you can won’t have to wonder if you missed a dosage.
10. Keep The Doors Unlocked
Your child wants his privacy, but you don't think he is old enough for it yet, you don't need to remove the door.
You can prevent doors from locking without your consent by using rubber bands.
11. A Case For Your Lollipop
Remember the plastic egg from the vending machine toy; it can be converted into a case for keeping unfinished lollipop.
This hack is economical as your child can always go back to finish the lollipop instead of throwing it away or messing up the floor with it.
12. Gloved Hand
Babies love the comfort of the physical touch, and at times, you may not be there to provide it for them. You don’t need to worry yourself too much; this hack provides a way out.
All you need is to fill a glove with beans and sew the mouth, place it on the baby like a hand, and you are good to go.
13. Protect With Pool Noodle
With pool noodles, you can prevent harmful injuries from happening to your child.
Every sharp corner or piece of metal can be avoided with this product.
14. Protect the Fingers
If you've ever slammed the door against your own finger, then you truly know pain. You can protect your child from feeling the same pain by attaching pool noodle to the door.
This foamy product cushions the force of the slam and saves your kids fingers.
15. Recycle the Crib
Your child’s crib can be more than a bed space.
You can convert it into a chalkboard desk once they grow out of it and they can continue to use it other fun stuff while growing up.