40 Stress Reducing Parenting Hacks

A parent from the website Imgur submitted 45 parenting tips to make life a little easier. I think some are brilliant!!

 

Use cardboard to separate kids in car to prevent fighting
02-use-cardboard-to-stop-car-fighting

Keeps sweets safe by hiding them in vege packaging

03-hide-your-candies-in-frozen-beans-bag

Use Butcher Paper To Create An Endless “White Board”

04-use-butcher-paper-to-create-an-endless-quotwhite-boardquot

Use a fitted sheet to keep sand out at the beach

05-use-a-fitted-sheet-to-keep-the-sand-out-at-the-beach

Turn an old crib into an art station

06-recycle-old-cot-into-a-craft-or-work-spot-for-your-kids

Put stickers on the insides of the shoes to show your kids which shoes go to which foot

07-put-stickers-on-your-kid039s-shoes-to-teach-them-to-put-them-on-the-right-feet

Trick your kids into thinking you are there by putting a weighted glove on their back when sleeping

08-put-a-bean-filled-glove-on-your-baby039s-back-when-you-want-your-kids-to-feel-loved-but-you039re-too-tired

Contain the lollipop mess with a plastic egg holder

09-use-a-plastic-egg-to-keep-unfinished-lollipop-clean

Let your kids go wild with creativity in a cardboard box

10-leave-your-kids-with-their-creativity-in-the-empty-box

Use a coffee cup lid as a mess catcher

11-turn-a-coffee-cup-lid-into-a-drip-catcher

Use a rubber band to stop kids from getting locked in a room

12-keep-a-door-open-with-rubber-bands-to-protect-your-kids-from-getting-locked-in-the-bathroom

If you want to play games give your kids controllers not plugged in of course

13-zgditdl

Put a sheet over the crib to prevent bugs and too much sunlight from getting in

14-5wnkemi

Keep baby still during photo shoots by putting dad under a blanket

15-keep-baby-still-during-photoshoot-by-using-dad-as-a-prop

Keep track of medication days with a chart on the bottle

 

17-create-a-chart-on-the-prescription-bottle-to-track-when-you-give-your-kids-their-medicine

Make your kids interested in taking a bath by putting glow stick in it

18-put-colorful-glow-sticks-in-your-kid039s-bathtub-to-make-him-feel-like-jedi

Use frozen marshmallow packs instead of ice for ouchies

19-use-frozen-marshmallows-to-make-a-great-ouchie-pack-soft-and-not-too-cold

Use pool foamies on door edges to stop hands from getting caught in the door

20-prevent-your-kid039s-little-fingers-from-getting-slammed-in-doors-with-a-pool-noodle

Use pool foamies on trampolines to prevent injuries

 

22-use-pool-noodle-will-protect-your-kids-from-serious-injuries

use a laundry basket to keep toys from floating away in bathtub

 

24-prevent-your-child039s-toys-from-floating-away-in-the-bathtub-and-make-bathtime-generally-easier

Turn the bottom of a sink into a toe-step

25-turn-a-builder-grade-vanity-into-a-child-friendly-vanity-by-converting-the-toekick-to-a-step-drawer

Prevent water from getting into your babies eyes

26-keep-your-babys-eyes-safe-and-dry-with-a-baby-shower-cap

temporary tattoo for your kids

27-get-your-kid-a-temporary-tattoo-with-your-phone-number

use cardboard as a slide on stairs

28-use-an-old-box-to-make-them-a-cardboard-slide

Wash their legos weekly in a washing machine

 

30-rwkj42y

A DIY bottle holder

 

32-make-a-diy-bottle-holder-so-that-babies-can-hold-it-themselves

Put velcro on the bottom of rugs to stop them from sliding away

33-put-velcro-on-your-rugs-easy-to-lift-for-cleaning-but-stays-in-place-all-day-long

Put a lotion bottle on a faucet to help your kids reach the water

 

35-reuse-an-old-shampoo-bottle-to-help-your-little-kids-that-can039t-reach-the-tap

Color their routine to teach them time management

36-color-their-routine-and-teach-time-management

Turn chores into fun games

37-put-your-kid-to-work-by-turning-chores-into-fun-games

Turn a bed sheet and a table into a hammock

38-make-a-table-hammock-with-a-bedsheet-for-your-kids

De tangle dolls hair with dish soap

39-detangle-doll039s-hair-with-dish-soap-and-hair-conditioner

If they are scared of monsters give them special monster spray

40-give-your-kids-this-to-help-them-battle-scary-monsters-at-night

Make a parking garage for their toy cars out of toilet paper rolls

41-use-toilet-paper-rolls-to-create-a-garage-for-toy-cars

When you lose something make a visual chart for them to help you find it. Make it fun and reward them for helping you.

42-when-you-can039t-find-your-glasses-or-charger-just-make-a-hunting-game-for-your-kid-to-help-you

Create colorful design on socks using slick paint to prevent slipping

43-use-slick-paint-to-prevent-slipping-on-the-floor

Make an instant bed fort with a fan and blanket

44-use-a-fan-to-inflate-your-childrens-bed-fort

Get your kids to paint the fence with water. It’ll keep them busy and make them feel like they are helping out

01-keep-your-toddler-busy-by-letting-them-paint-the-fence-with-water-quothere-help-me-stain-this-fencequot