10 Parent Hacks To Make Life Easier

Parenting can be challenging at the best of times, it always helps to have a few tips and tricks up your sleeve to make things that little bit easier. I recently asked some of my fellow bloggers to share some of their tips and tricks to create a list of ’10 parent hacks to make life easier’ to share with you, my lovely readers.

10 Parent Hacks To Make Life EasierFirstly, I would like to share my own personal parenting hack with you, it’s really simple and saves me time and effort searching for my daughter’s hair accessories each morning. Use a slap wrist band/ snap wrist band to feed your children’s hair bobbles onto, open it out straight when you wish to select a bobble to use or curl it together when not in use to keep your hair bobbles neatly stored.

 

Here are some other fab tips and tricks of the parenting trade from my fellow bloggers, I hope you find them useful!

Kate from www.MyFamilyFever.co.uk 

I buy different coloured pants, socks and vests for all the kids. So my eldest has pink, youngest has yellow etc. It makes putting washing away much easier!

 

Laura from www.TheUnsungMum.com 

When I had baby number two my sling was my life. It gave me my hands back for number one but meant I could hug the baby as well. Couldn’t have lived without it!

 

Sophie from www.SophieAndLily.co.uk

Baby wipes are excellent dusters and can even remove biro ink out of sofa covers! Which is handy to know when your toddler decides to pull half a packets worth out! Oh and they can also be good make up remover wipes, especially Water Wipes.

 

Alyssa from www.MumToAMonster.com

Peel the backing of the sticker book. So much easier for toddlers to do on their own then.

 

Jamie from www.SlugsAndSnail.co.uk

Cloth nappies, wipes and menstrual pads can save you hundreds of pounds!

 

Emily from www.EmilyAndIndiana.com

Cold water and washing up liquid straight away on a stain – good as new, with no need to throw any clothes away!

 

Iman from www.AndThenSheSaid.com

Always unpack and repack your changing bag as soon as you get home. I’ve found that it means I can be sure food, dirty nappies, dirty clothes etc, are all taken care of and the bag is repacked ready for us to pop out quickly whenever we need to the next day. All I do is add any perishables just before we leave and we’re good to go.

 

Naomi from www.TattooedMummy.co.uk

Make jobs a game. I know I sound like Mary Poppins but it does work! Make getting dressed for school a race for example, or a clothes treasure hunt. Also give children choices so they feel involved, but a choice of two not free rein! Eg the blue T-shirt or the red one today? Not ‘ which T-shirt do you want?’ Or you’ll be there all day!

Get a timer (or use your phone). Challenge children to do things before the timer goes, challenge them to beat their time e.g. at getting dressed. I also use it for when I need 15 minutes to do a few jobs – I set the timer for myself. Once the timer has gone off, the children know I can play.


I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those that were involved with this post. I also look forward to hearing as to whether you found any of these useful? Even better, if you’d like to share some of your own ‘parent hacks’ then leave a comment, get in touch and let me know!

RachelSwirl
A Cornish Mum

22 Comments

  1. July 25, 2016 / 5:33 pm

    All these tips/hacks sound really useful, thanks for including my one 🙂
    xx

  2. July 25, 2016 / 6:34 pm

    Why haven’t I thought of some of these things before! Doh!
    I am so going to get my girls different coloured pants and socks! Genius!

  3. July 25, 2016 / 7:20 pm

    These are genius! I especially love your own suggestion about the hair bobbles. I’m going to use that for my own bobbles!! ????????

  4. July 25, 2016 / 7:44 pm

    Thanks for including me

  5. July 26, 2016 / 7:25 am

    I love when mummies share their gems like that! Thanks for putting it all together. I will definitely use some of them LOL. #TuesdayTreasures

  6. July 26, 2016 / 11:02 am

    Really useful tips! I’m a big fan of baby wipes, they are so useful for everything. I can’t believe my life existed without them before I had a child! #tuesdaytreasure

  7. July 26, 2016 / 11:25 pm

    These life hacks are amazing! This is my first time linking with #tuesdaytreasures. x

  8. July 27, 2016 / 10:30 pm

    Some great tips here… Always good to empty the changing bag straight away… Otherwise you might find week-zoos food in there the next time you use it!! Xx

  9. July 28, 2016 / 6:48 am

    Your hair ties one is great – they’re the bane of my morning getting her ready routine…

  10. August 5, 2016 / 3:01 pm

    Some great tips here, I especially like the hair band one. Have a great weekend xx #picknmix

    • August 5, 2016 / 3:07 pm

      Thanks I use the hairband one myself

  11. August 5, 2016 / 3:19 pm

    ah peel the backing off the sticker book – yes! we do this a lot and its brilliant! #picknmix

  12. August 5, 2016 / 3:30 pm

    The one about unpacking your changing bag is great, I am so bad at this and always have been! I’d save myself a lot of hassle if I just took a couple of minutes to sort it our as soon as I got home x #PicknMix

  13. August 5, 2016 / 11:47 pm

    Good collection of tips, thanks for sharing! #picknmix

  14. August 6, 2016 / 7:54 am

    Love the idea of colour coded pants. Great hacks post, thanks #PicknMix

  15. August 10, 2016 / 11:22 am

    What a great selection of hacks! I love the hair bobble idea but I have two boys so I don’t think I will need to put it to use! 😉

    I agree that baby wipes are a godsend. I think I will still be using them even when the boys are in their teens! #PicknMix

    • August 10, 2016 / 12:04 pm

      Thanks Maria glad you enjoyed them

  16. August 11, 2016 / 11:05 pm

    Some great tips I will remember the hairband one for Ava for when her hair eventually grows! Thanks for linking to #picknmix

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