Parenting is hard, there's no denying that fact. From spit-up on your shoulder to long nights awake with a crying little one, there are many, many frustrating moments in any parent's life. Fortunately, there are also plenty of wonderful moments to balance things out.
If you would like to see fewer of the frustrating moments, and more of the wonderful ones, try using some of the parenting hacks below. After all, we can all use a break now and again, and anything that gives us even a chance of having one is a good thing for an exhausted mom or dad.
Goggles in the Bath
If your toddler or preschooler can't stand getting water in their eyes, or if they squirm so much they always end up with soap on their face, try using a pair of swimming goggles in the tub. These will protect your little one's eyes from water and soap and hopefully cut back on bath-time fits.
Phone Number Bracelet
The next time you will be heading out into a large crowd, get a little peace of mind by adorning your child's arm with a phone number bracelet. Make the bracelet ahead of time using number beads—as well as some cute, decorative ones for good measure—and make sure your kiddo knows to call the phone number on the bracelet should they be separated from you.
Pool Noodle Doorstop
If you have a kid who insists on slamming doors, you can preserve their fingers (and your sanity) by using a piece of a pool noodle as a doorstop. Simply cut a section from the noodle, cut a slit in the side, and slide it over the top or side of the door. This will prevent the door from being closed, and consequently prevent fingers from being squished.
Toddlers fall and toddlers spill things. These are two well-known facts of life. If you are ready to stop worrying about your child's safety, as well as the safety of your nice carpets, consider investing in a foam mat. We created our large play mat for kids to protects baby from hard falls while also protecting your floors from sticky substances. It's hypoallergenic, great for kids with allergies and cleaner than carpet and rugs.