Save money, save the Earth and entertain your kids simultaneously!
The internet has come up with a bunch of parenting tips, tricks and life hacks to help make mommies’ and daddies’ lives while raising kids a little bit easier. Although simple, they are effective and will certainly improve your life.
1. Cardboard Dividers to Stop Babies from Fighting
This dad has come up with one of the most outstanding hacks to keep his triplets separated while driving. Kids are always fighting, which can be quite distracting. This hack will prevent all of that from happening ever again. Pretty impressive!
2. Painting with Water
Your kid will probably want to follow you everywhere and copy whatever you are doing. So what do you do when you’re painting the garden fence? You perhaps wouldn’t trust your toddler to paint within the lines, so try this instead. Tell your kid to paint anything with only water. They are happy, and they are kept busy as well!
3. Hidden Chocolates
Kids love chocolates, but so do adults. So if you want to keep some of that hidden for yourself, this is the best solution.
Your little one would never try to open the beans, as children do not favor them. Even more, someone must cook the beans for them. So, you are free to go!
4. Learning Schedule
As your children grow up, they will probably start organizing their time and arranging their activities. How can you effectively and efficiently set up a schedule your child needs to follow?
Color the clock to their routine and teach them how to manage time. You can easily switch it up and arrange colors for your needs.
5. Beach Playpen
Little kids can easily get dirty from the sand or are too adventurous and might wander somewhere far away from you. No matter the case, it is always better to limit your little one’s movement and keep them safe, especially in public places. Use a bedsheets as a playpen. It is cheap, easy and fast to make.
6. The Parking Garage
A cheap and easy-to-make alternative to a toy parking garage, one that will not take you lots of time. Just use toilet paper rolls for each parking spot. An incredible toy for the little ones!
7. Creative Box
Think outside the box, but let your kids be creative inside one!
Children usually love the untypical toys like getting into large boxes way better than the regular ones. Save your walls and let your kid go crazy inside a creative box.
8. Table Hammock
In the last couple of years, hammocks have gathered huge media attention as an excellent tool for relaxing, both for kids and adults.
However, hammocks can sometimes be a bit overprices. Fortunately, the parent community has come up with a solution. Instead of spending excessive amounts on a hammock, you can make a table hammock using the bedsheets you own. Not only will it keep your kid entertained, but it also looks quite cool.
9. Teaching Directions
Teach your kids directions with stickers. It can prove to be a wonderful technique to teach your kids what is left and what is right.
10. Turning Showers into Baths
Little ones love splashing around and playing with their floating toys in the bath, but what do you do if you’ve only got a shower?
You could totally try this nifty bath hack by finding an inflatable pool that fits into your shower. This is a pretty good buy, because you can also use it in the summer as an outdoor splash pool, making you an absolute hero in your kid’s eyes – without breaking the bank.
11. Building Streets
With wild imaginations and a desire to be in a car, many kids can spend hours playing with their small toy cars along imagined streets, so why not make things a bit more fun for them? Use masking tape or whatever you have and create your own roads or racing tracks to keep your child entertained.
12. Filled Glove
Babies may even wake up in the middle of the night and feel like you should still be next to them comforting and rocking them to sleep. Just put a bean bag inside a glove and slowly as your child goes to sleep, put it on his or her back. It will simulate the feeling of touch, making them feel loved.
13. Give It a Second Chance!
Many young ones start sucking a lollipop only to discard it when something better comes along. However, they often come back to it later.
Don’t you just hate when your kids’ lollipops keep on sticking to everything in the house? Well, here is a great solution that will ensure this never happens again.
14. The Sorting Tray
A brilliant simple game of sorting things out, according to color, shape, or anything else, really. All you need is a muffin pan and things that require sorting. This not only teaches your child how to match items that are alike, but it also helps them begin recognizing patterns.
15. Covering the Baby Crib
A great solution to protect her little one from the sun and insects. After all, it is better to take your baby outside with you than leave the little one inside alone. With this hack, you can easily take care of your garden and backyard without having to worry about the baby.
16. Keeping Track with Medicine Prescription
The simplest of solutions for keeping track of the children’s medicine intake. Draw a table with three columns, one which sets out the days in the week, and the other two for the morning and evening medicine intake. Of course, you can modify the table to your needs.
17. Space Bathtub
Go for the glow sticks to make your children feel like Jedi. It’s a simple hack that doesn’t require excessive investment nor time. So, you can simply throw a couple of glow sticks in the tub, depending on your kid’s preferences, and instantly improve their experience.
18. If Lost, Please Call
Many children are over the moon when they receive a cool and colorful wrist band. Luckily, you can use this to your advantage. Apply a wrist band with a phone number just in case your little one is to wonder off. Pretty nifty right?
The wristband can help them find their way back home if they get lost or feel scared in an environment. What’s more, you can easily find these wristbands and have them customized just about anywhere. Or you can make one on your own. You just need to apply a fine point sharpie and to let it dry.