Parenting: so rewarding, yet so frustrating. There’s no parent who isn’t on the lookout for ways to make it all easier, less messy, and yet just as fun for the little guys. Here’s a collection of outstanding tricks to help make life with kids even better!
1. Art corner
So your child can express all their creativity without painting the walls and grinding crayon stubs into the carpet: a large cardboard box!
2. Early training for chores
Make doing small tasks around the house fun: with a little tape, sweeping up the kitchen becomes a game…
3. Healthy treats
Put a popsicle stick into mini-yogurts, leave them in the freezer for the day and by afternoon the kids will have a yummy, healthy, frozen yogurt treat! Effortless…
4. Clean pacifier
Keep a little tupperware container around with a spare pacifier so you always have a clean one with you. It’s also a great way to store the one baby’s using now, where it won’t get covered in handbag-dust.
5. Well-inflated balloons
Don’t waste another breath blowing up balloons: inflate them easily and quickly with an old soap dispenser!
6. Baby fun
Once baby starts crawling, you can put them in an inflatable pool on the floor. They stay safe — and as comfy as can be!
7. Tap dancing
They won’t stop tap-dancing if you glue a couple of coins on the bottom of a pair of shoes: they love the noise, and we love that they’re getting lots of exercise.
8. Doll’s hair
To untangle a doll’s hair you just need 2 tbsp fabric softener. Once washed and rinsed, comb thoroughly and she’ll look like new!
9. Noisy toys
Toys with electronic speakers in them can get pretty annoying for the parents. One great compromise solution is to tape over the speakers, which leaves enough sound for the kids to enjoy but not enough to drive their parents nuts. Enjoy the quiet!
10. Eating in the car
When you’re feeding the kids on the road, try packing their meals into plastic shower caddy totes. They and the car will both stay cleaner.
11. Clean toothbrushes
In the usual bathroom cup, toothbrushes can accumulate more dust and bacteria since they stay damp longer. But this way, they’re not only just as accessible, they’ll also be cleaner.
These tricks keep kids safe and happy. Enjoy and pass on your favorites!