40 Of The Best Parenting Hacks Ever (New Pics)

Raising children takes a lot of dedication, hard work, and sacrifice, yet it is one of life’s most rewarding journeys. While some probably less than pleasant things are unavoidable (they will pee the bed at some stage), with a bit of imagination and creativity you can certainly find ways to make your life just that little bit easier. We here at A&D have collected a list of genius parenting tips and tricks that will leave you wondering: “Why didn’t I think of that before?” Scroll down below to check them out for yourself, and don’t forget to upvote the best ones! (H/T)

01. How To Easily Teach Multiplication Tables

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02. How To Tell Your Twins Apart

03. No Bathtub? Here’s The Solution: Baby Pool In The Shower Cabin. It’s Also Handy When Travelling

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04. BBQ Dad Hack

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05. Use A Tent To Make A Sandpit. You Will Be Able To Close It During The Night To Keep The Cats Out

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06. Car Seat Hack That Could Save Lives

Write out child’s name, DOB, parents names, emergency contacts, any medical conditions, any meds your child is on and even child’s doctor, then stick it to the child’s car seat. In the event of an accident and the parents are unconscious, this information will be extremely helpful to EMS

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07. I Took A Rectangle-Shaped Tupperware And We Made ‘Snow Blocks’ For An ‘Igloo’. My Boys Absolutely Loved It

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08. Although We Tell Our Daughter To Not Run Into Parking Lots, It Doesn’t Mean She Is Going To Listen. I Bought This Car Magnet And It Has Been A Miracle Worker. She Loves Keeping Her Hand On The Bright Colors While Waiting For Mom And Will Try So Hard To Match Her Fingers To The Magnet’s

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09. My Toddler Was Busy For Over 30 Minutes Playing With These Window Stickers On The Plane. Easy To Pack, Fun For Them, And Cheap!

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10. Keep A Cheap Potty Chair In Your Car Along With A Few Diapers. If Your Child Needs To Go To The Bathroom When There Isn’t One, Open A Diaper And Put In The Bottom Of The Potty Chair. When He Is Done, Wrap Up The Diaper And Done. No Mess

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11. If You Have To Bring Your Stroller Indoors Put Shower Caps On The Wheels To Prevent Bringing The Dirt Inside

12. Inventive Dad Of The Day

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13. Put Masking Tape On A Carpet For Your Kid To Play With Toy Cars

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14. When Giving Meds, Write Out All The Planned Dosages On The Bottle Before Starting, Then, As Each One Is Given, Mark It Off. Eliminates Any Issues That Might Arise From Sleep-Deprived Forgetfulness

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15. In Need Of A Little Bit Of Hands Free Time? Place Your Baby In Front Of The Washing Machine For A Whole New World Of Entertainment

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16. Ask Your Child To Sort Little Things Like Felt Balls Or Colorful Pasta Into A Muffin Pan

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17. French Fry Apples Anyone? When Your Toddler Doesn’t Want Apples, Cut Them Like This And Pretend You Made Apple French Fries

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18. When Your Kid Is Asleep But You Need To Eat…

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19. When You Go Out, Color Code Your Brood. Makes It Easier To Spot Them In The Crowd

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20. If You Have A Kid With A Walker, Use Pool Noodles As Bumpers To Save Your Walls And Ankles

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21. Clean Non-Electronic Plastic Toys In A Dishwasher

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22. Bring Crayons To The Doctor When Your Kids Have A Check Up. It Keeps Everyone Distracted During Wait Times

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23. Sprinkle Some Cinnamon In A Sandbox To Keep Bugs Away

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24. In A Super Pinch, Suitcase Can Double As A Sleeper

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25. Use Shoe Storage Bag To Store And Organize Legos By Color

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26. Disposable Gloves Hack

27. Painting The Fire Station Floor

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28. A Frozen Sponge In A Ziplock Is The Perfect Way To Keep Kids Lunches Cold

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29. Does Anyone Else Use The Bathtub (Minus Water) As A Play Pen When Having A Shower?

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30. Mom Tip: Yogurt Plus Food Coloring = Safe Edible Paint

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31. Put Up A “Spy Window”. Very Time You Want To Check On The Kids You Won’t Need To Go All The Way Down The Stairs

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32. Attach A Sippy Cup To Your Kid’s Car Seat. This Way You Won’t Have To Turn Around And Pick It Up Every Time Your Kid Drops It

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33. Knit A Childproof Door Knob Cover To Avoid Getting Locked Out Or To Keep Children Away Of Entering Certain Rooms

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34. Put A Paper Sheet In A Ziplock Bag Together With Some Paint And Let Your Child “Paint” Mess-Free

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35. Ask Your Keiki For A Toy They Want The ‘Switch Witch’ To Bring Them. Halloween Night When They Go To Bed All Their Candy Goes Next To Their Pillow. Switch Witch Arrives While They’re Sleeping And Switches Their Candy For The Toy

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36. When Getting Out Of The Car By A Road Or In A Car Park, Ask Your Child To Touch ‘The Spot’ Aka The Fuel Cover Thingy! Especially Helpful For Anyone With Multiple Children Trying To Get Everyone Out Of The Car!

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37. Teach A Child To Hold A Pencil Using A Kleenex

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38. Use Shopping Cart Restraints To Secure Your Toddler’s Sippy Cup

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39. Carry An ‘Out Of Order’ Sign In Your Wallet At All Times In Case You Encounter An Unexpected Delay Machine

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40. Make An Instant Art Bib With Cling Film

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