Lifesaving DIY Hacks For Parents
July 8th, 2017
Becoming a parent is one of the most rewarding experiences in life. Children are inquisitive and busy little creatures. So, if we can learn some tricks of the trade along the way, that would be much appreciated, right? Today, we will discuss some lifesaving parenting hacks that just may save your day.
Dolls are pretty much secondary children to many kids. In many cases, dolls become part of the family and are brought everywhere. As a result, the doll's hair becomes tangled and unruly looking. Did you know that there is an easy way to bring Barbie back to life? Simply add 2 tablespoons of fabric softener to a squirt bottle and fill the rest of the way with water. Spray the hair and then wait a few minutes before using a comb to bring her hair back to life.
Little kids and their dummies -- there is nothing like it. So, if they drop it on the ground and it gets dirty, they lose their little minds if they cannot get back within a split second. Have no fear, there is an easy solution to this! Many restaurants have little condiment cups with lids, to hold ketchup or dressing. These cups are the perfect solution to keep your child's dummy in. They are free of dirt and dust. The best part is they don't cost you anything if they get left behind.
Laundry Basket Bath
Did you know that you can make bath time so much better by using a laundry basket?! It's true. Use a laundry basket and immerse it into the water. Then, place your child in it. The basket will not only keep your child from travelling far, but it will also keep their toys right near them instead of floating away.
Lifesaving Craft Time
Every parent fears their child getting lost. Ease your fears by making an identity bracelet with them. Using the letter and number beads, simply make a bracelet that spells out your child's name and your phone number. They can add any pretty beads that they desire. Let them know the importance of the bracelet and that if they ever get lost, they can show this bracelet to a trusting person, such as a police officer, teacher, etc. It is something that you pray they never need, but you can have a little peace in knowing that they have it.
Pizza Cutter Time-Saver
The parenting life largely includes cutting up EVERYTHING into small bites. Instead of using a fork or knife to cut up each individual bite of a waffle, sandwich, pancake, or whatever else your picky little eater throws your way, use a pizza cutter! It will save your wrists and give you the same results quicker.
Pool Float Bed
All too often little ones roll out of their beds while they are asleep. The abrupt awakening isn't good for anyone, not to mention that they can get hurt. To prevent this from happening, simply use an inexpensive pool float. Cut the float to size of the length of your child's bed. Then, place the float under the fitted sheet. The sheet will hold the pool float in place and help to keep your child in their bed where they belong!
Hopefully, some of these ideas help to make your parenting days a little bit easier. Parenting is a really tough gig, so any little bit helps! Let us know if you have any other brilliant ideas to add to the list!