We Smalljoys have gathered 27 Brilliant Parenting Hacks that will make your life and your kids just a little bit easier. Check our list and try them yourself or share your own brilliant hacks on our post!
Bathe your child in a laundry basket so that their toys don’t float away
Parenting can be hard, but — as we all know — it’s totally worth it. And If these ideas give you even five minutes back in your day, they’re worth sharing…
Make a bracelet for your child with your phone number on it
Let them help make the bracelet, and they’ll love wearing it: win-win.
Make household chores into a game so they’ll want to be a part of it
That’s right Cinderella, just sweep everything into the square…
Use a barrette to hold together the straps of a loose tank top
Fashion forward! Racerback tops are in.
If your child isn’t a fan of trying on shoes, save yourself a headache and trace their feet so you can shop without them.
Use temporary tattoos with your information when you’re going out to a busy, public place.
Putting a medicine dropper in an open pacifier makes administering medicine much less traumatic.
Recycle their old crib into a craft or work station when they’re too big for it.
Turn an old DVD case into a coloring case with just a few pencils and paper.
They’ll never lose colored pencils again!
Glitter takes your tooth fairy game to the next level.
Bonus points for making it into the shape of wings!
Use this info template so you can always make sure your baby sitter always has instructions and emergency contact numbers.
Write on the glass with erasable markers so you can change the info as your child grows
Use a disposable coffee lid to keep popsicles from turning into a huge mess
Instead of having to cut each piece of food into tiny bites with a knife, use a pizza cutter
You’re welcome, parents of picky eaters who need their food cut up just so.
A fan keeps their forts cool AND upright
Turn old drawers into bookshelves to save room.
And hopefully stop tripping over piles of toys…
Cover a pack and play with a fitted sheet, and your child can stay cool outside without being eaten alive by bugs.
Tie a sheet around a table, and your child has a hammock.
Don’t you wish that could support an adult?
Use a pool noodle under a fitted sheet to keep your child from falling out of bed.
This is even better if they have bunk beds.
A pool noodle keeps little fingers from getting caught in the door
Use an upside down crazy straw in your child’s drink so they can’t pull it out.
And never clean sticky juice remnants off car seats again!
Soothe sore gums during teething by freezing a pacifier in an ice try with their favorite drink.
Put a sign below the toilet paper so they know how much to tear off
That’s assuming they’re listening…
Use a hot glue gun to seal bath toys.
They’ll never get moldy inside again!
Empty soap bottles become water balloon pumps.
Cut open a lotion bottle to make a longer faucet so small hands can reach the water.
Get your kids to love food they’d usually ignore by adding sprinkles
It’s just like ice cream now, right?