13 Parenting Hacks That Will Make Life a Little Easier

image source: sheri silver | brooke mcclay | babble
image source: sheri silver | brooke mcclay | babble

It’s hard enough adulting, and when you add kids to the mix, well that adds a whole nother level of challenges. Food spills, car boredom, boo-boos. Thankfully, we’ve rounded up solutions to these everyday problems. Here a 13 parenting hacks that will make your life a little easier, because we could use all the shortcuts we can get!

1. No-Slip Socks

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image source: babble

Simply add puffy paint to the bottom of your little one’s socks to prevent them from slipping and falling while they’re playing in the house. Bonus points if you make a pretty design, like these snowflakes.

2. Spill-Proof Mason Jar

Have no fear! A spill-proof container is here! With this hack, you can enjoy car rides worry-free while the kids enjoy their favorite snacks. (via Babble)

3. Magnetic Chalkboard

This simple hack allows the kids to express their inner creativity and keep them occupied. (via Babble)

4. Apple Slice Hack

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image source: brooke mclay

This brilliant idea makes packing a pre-sliced apple worry-free. Just chop an apple, wrap an elastic around it, and add it to your kid’s lunch. (via Babble)

5. Portable Lego Kit

Using a lunchbox and some Legos, you can easily create a kit that makes for the perfect road trip companion for the little ones! (via Babble)

6. Mason Jar Snack Hack

This hack allows your kids to easily bring all of their favorite treats to school in a single compact container. Dipping sauces included! (via Babble)

7. Cupcake Carrier

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image source: sheri silver

Transform a leftover shirt box into a cupcake carrier with this simple trick! It keeps the cupcakes from moving and leaves the frosting intact. (via Babble)

8. On-the-Go Snack Pack

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image source: brooke mclay

This snack pack will give your kids plenty of treat options to choose from. For added fun, have them help fill each compartment! (via Babble)

9. Baby Powder Hack

What happens at the beach should STAY at the beach. Give this baby powder hack a try to keep any sand from stepping foot in your car. (via Babble)

10. Aloe Ice Cubes

With the kiddos constantly running around outdoors, it can be hard to avoid sunburns. Soothe their pain with these simple aloe ice cubes! (via Babble)

11. Cupcake Liner Hacks

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image source: babble

Try these two cupcake liner hacks to avoid messy popsicle drips and unwanted bugs in your drinks. (via Babble)

12. Sponge Necklace

Playing in the sun can be exhausting and leave your kids feeling overheated. Create this sponge necklace to help them stay cool. (via Babble)

13. Water Balloon Cooler

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image source: babble

When bringing food on-the-go, there’s the dilemma of wanting your food to stay cool while not becoming soggy. With this water balloon cooler hack, you can brush those worries away! (via Babble)

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