Parenting is never an easy job. As a parent, you want to provide your children a fantastic childhood. The one they look back as an adult with fond memories. One need to take good care of their kid to make sure they are growing up happily, while also making sure they are not spoiled. The role of a parent is really a crucial one, but sometimes, exhausting. Here are some of the fun life hacks all moms (and dads also) learn to make parenting a lot easier:
If you are a parent of more than one child, use the dot method to identify their clothing.
Yes, this is quite a simple idea, but damn useful if you have more than one child to look after. You can use the technique of marking two dots for the second child in your home, three dots for the third, and so on. This time in itself will save a lot of your time when sorting out the laundry.
Draw a toilet paper line.
Make a fun line out of colorful paper that tells your kid how much paper they should be using with every visit to the loo they make, for all your toilet-clogging woes. This way, they won’t be wasteful and you would not have to get out the plunger yet again.
Make lunch time more fun.
For all those difficult days when they just don’t seem to want to eat anything, you can try making their meal more colorful with an ice cube tray and different colored fruits and veggies. This will not only allow your little one to try out new food but will also feel like they are playing a game while munching some healthy food. Isn’t that genius?
You can limit your toddlers’ TV time by starting shows in the middle. Most of the kids aren’t really into the plotlines, anyway.
Create an inexpensive play pen.
Ball pits are definitely a blast, however, some of the ones at arcades and restaurants aren’t exactly quite clean places to send your kids for enjoying a gala time. If you want to avoid the tears, wailing, and deafening screams that come inevitably after you say “no” to the public play pens, create your own in your living room, basement, or wherever with a kiddie pool and some colorful plastic balls. By doing this, we promise you’ll definitely win the parent-of-the-year award in your kid’s book.
Prevent apple slices from getting brown.
Put the fresh slices of apple in a lunch bag, sprinkle some salt over the pieces and give them a quick slosh with water. By doing this, the salty taste is washed away but a brief exposure to the salt keeps the slices looking fresh all day.
Those little toddlers are balls of energy who are constantly on the go. Sometimes, the only way to keep up with them is to twist how you do this or how you manage that. These useful life hacks are definitely going to make your life as a parent a lot easier and fun.