25 Parenting Hacks To keep Parents Sane And Kids Happy

Being a parent isn’t an easy job, and being a GOOD parent makes things even harder. And we’re not talking about the distant future and how to raise kids with values and morals, but rather about the little everyday things that could drive you insane. Worry no more because there are many parenting hacks and tricks to help you stay sane while your kids are happier than ever before. For example, did you know you can put a laundry hamper in the bathtub to keep your kid safe from falling over or onto the toys nearby? Or that old baby wipe plastic containers can be used to store small toys and baby items? Or that by putting vapor rub and socks on your baby’s feet, you will help him or her alleviate a nighttime cough?

To make a long story short, parenting is a challenge at the best of times, and whoever has personal experience will assure you of this fact. However, with the tricks of the trade that follow, you will find life easier for yourself and safer for your little ones, all while you find some peace and stay sane. After all, being a parent isn’t a sprint but a marathon that will last the rest of your life. Here are 25 Parenting Hacks To keep Parents Sane And Kids Happy.


Use a disposable coffee cup lid or muffin baking liners to keep Popsicles from turning into a huge mess. Simply turn the lid upside down and insert the Popsicle stick through the hole. As it melts, the lid will catch the drippings.

coffee lidImage: Quinn Dombrowski via Flickr

If your little girl has problems keeping up her summer dresses or spaghetti straps, all you have to do is use a barrette to keep straps from slipping. Simple and useful.

hair-clipsImage: en.wikipedia.org

If your toddler is a natural-born painter, but you’re worried about the chemicals in the paints, then we have a healthy and safe solution for you. Mix yogurt and food coloring to make baby-safe paint, and you won’t have to worry about your baby’s “art” since it will also be edible. Greek yogurt is the best kind to use since it’s thicker than your regular yogurt and provides a better consistency for the paint and is easier to handle.

YogurtImage: YouTube

Put cupcake liners inside cup holders for easy cleanup. It will also impress your kids because let’s face it—children are pleased by little things that we older folks aren’t anymore.

cupcake linersImage: flickr.com, Photo by Le living and co

Is your child a picky eater? All you have to do is shake a few sprinkles on their food. See, according to various studies, sprinkles make everything better for kids, even food they don’t fancy.

sprinklesImage: commons.wikimedia.org

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