10 Genius Parenting Hacks That Prove Mom And Dad Are Nailing It

January 31, 2017

Being a parent is not easy. You’re suddenly responsible for a whole new life, watching out for their safety, happiness, and general well-being.

It can often seem like your kid is working against you in every aspect of your job as a parent. Each time you turn around it may seem like they’re actively trying to bring harm upon their own little bodies. Sometimes all you can do is hope to find some genius parenting hacks to help you along the way.

Every little bit of help counts when it comes to parenting. Sometimes, cutting small corners here and there can even keep babies and small children safe in certain situations.

These clever folks helped their children stay safe, happy, and even entertained with these 10 genius parenting hacks.

Have you ever come up with a genius parenting hack like these for your kids or grandkids? Please SHAREwith family and friends on Facebook!

1. Laundry Basket Bathtub Helper

Genius parenting hat kid in laundry basket

Use a laundry basket in the tub to keep toys from floating too far away, and your little one from trying to swim before he’s ready.

2. Bucket Toy Storage

genius parenting hack bins for toys

Just a few cheap buckets and some zip ties make for a pretty genius toy-storage center.

3. No-Drip Popsicle Cover

genius parenting hack pop holder

No one likes sticky hands. In fact, I wouldn’t just use this for kids — I’d use it for myself too!

4. Impromptu Pacifier Containers

genius parenting hack binkie container

Pacifiers are constantly getting dropped in transit or thrown at the bottom of germ-ridden purses and diaper bags. Using small takeout containers will keep them nice and clean.

5. Safety Sticker

genius parenting hack car sticker

If you’re afraid your kid is going to run away, this genius idea will turn staying safe in a parking lot into a fun game. Simply have them stay attached to the handprint sticker on the back of your car.

6. Marshmallow Ice Pack

genius parenting hack marshmallow ice pack

Putting marshmallows in the freezer to use as a cold pack is a good alternative for boo boos, because they are less searingly cold than ice packs. Plus, they’re soft and mushy like, well, marshmallows.

7. Lunch-Tray Highway

genius parenting hack lunch tray track

What a fun way to get kids to eat their fruits and veggies! I might need one of these for myself, too.

8. No-Spill Bubble Wands

genius parenting hack bubble wand tape

Bubbles are great, and this is a good way to avoid the mess they usually leave behind. Strap the bottles to a post to avoid them spilling all over the patio or the kids’ clothes!

9. Old-Crib Crafting Corner

genius parenting hack old crib new craft corner

When your baby turns into a little boy or girl, you don’t want to throw the whole crib away. After all, it has sentimental value! Why not get a bit more use out of it by turning it into a fun craft corner?

10. Coloring Box

genius parenting hack coloring box no more paint on walls

Some kids like to draw all over the walls, no matter how beautiful or freshly painted they are. To avoid this, put him or her in a tiny, disposable room to color to their heart’s content.

Do you think that any of these parenting hacks would work well in your own home? Did we miss any that you swear by? Let us know in the comments, and please SHARE with fellow parents!