Parenting is the hardest job I have ever had. In fact it isn’t really a job as I can not resign, can I? So anything I can do to make it easier is great by me. In the past I think parenting hacks were often just called tips, but no matter what they are called I totally dig finding new ones. I used to think that some of these hacks were just old wives tales (like the vapour rub on feet), but when you have a child coughing at 3am, you will try anything!
My Top Parenting Hacks
To stop night time coughing, rub vapour rub on their feet and put socks over them. Try it, it really works. Source A Day in my life
Take a photo of the kids when you arrive at your destination of you are having a day out and then in the unlikely event that they get lost you can remember exactly what they were wearing.
Take along some baby powder or talcum powder when you go to the beach, you cover the sandy area in baby powder and then leave it a couple of seconds before brushing it off. No more sand scratches. The baby powder absorbs the water in the damp sand, making it easier and softer to brush off. See more of my beach hacks here.
I love this tip from Kids Activities Blog about using silicone cupcake liners to keep your car cup holders clean. When they get grubby, wipe them out.
Glue up the holes in your bath toys so that there is no water goes inside and you get that horrible black mould in them. Source We love being Moms
Use a plastic or paper cup to protect little hands when using sparklers. I have been doing this with the boys since they were tiny.
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So these are my top five parenting hacks and I would love to know yours. In fact I am working with Sudocrem to find their top ten amazing parenting hacks. The top three parenting hack on my blog will win a Sudocrem Summer Goody-bags and the top parenting hack nationally will win £100.
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