Parenting Hacks That Will Make You A Relaxed Parent

Being a parent is hard and there is no textbook to read. You do your best and your kids will be thankful. But if you are tired and need a little help, Welcome to the Club. We have gathered the 50 most useful and surprising hacks to keep you saying "Why didn't I think of that?". From methods to organize your kid's toys to ways of keeping them busy and clean. Stop worrying about everything and read this list. It will make you as relaxed as that mother in school that finds time for herself everyday. You can thank us later. Want to be a relaxed parent? This hacks are for you.

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BIBS AT HAND

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This was the most pinned parenting hack according to Pinterest. Use a command hook. Stick it in the back of your kid's chair so you can hang bibs and even the daycare bag. The days of looking for your bibs frenetically are over.

DRIPPING ICE POP

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Summer is kid's favorite season. It means sun, and water, and… ice pops. But they can be a dripping nightmare. To avoid the mess, put a cupcake paper liner in the stick. It is also fun to custom the liners for birthdays and parties.

PREVENT DRIPPING II

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Summer also means ice cream cones. And they can be messy as hell. Just cut a few marshmallows and press them against the bottom of the cone. You will prevent the dripping and also your children will have a surprise at the end.

ALWAYS THE RIGHT SHOE

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Is your toddler always wearing the wrong shoe in the wrong foot? Buy a stickers sheet and cut them in half. Then, put each half inside a shoe. Try to make the stickers fun and understandable so your kid will know which one is the left and which one is the right.

HIDE CANDY

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Kids want candies all the time. And they can get up in the middle of the night, without you knowing it, and attack all the candy supplies. To avoid that, just put the candy inside a healthy snack empty bag. Your toddler will never check inside of it.

ANTI-MONSTERS SPRAY

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if your kid is scared at night and afraid of monsters, you can use a spray bottle to help. Just decorate it and fill it with water and say that it's a very effective Anti-Monster spray and keep it in the night table.

COLD LUNCH

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If your kid's bag gets hot over the hours, this is the trick for you. Wet a sponge (a brand new one, please), put it inside a ziploc and then in the freezer over night. Fill the lunch box and put the sponge on the top. It will keep your kid's food fresh.

STOP SPILLING

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Maybe you have a sippy cup at home. But if you don't, or if you are visiting a friend, just ask for plastic wrap and seal the glass after filling it. Then make a hole with the straw and the rugs and furniture will be secure.

PICK UP GLITTER

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School projects are a parent nightmare. But if that school project involves glitter, it's just criminal. Let's face it: If you are a parent you will have your house full of glitter eventually. To clean the mess, grab a lint roller. Glitter will stick to it in a second.

ORGANIZED CAR

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Hang a shoe organizer behind your car seat and put all your kid's things in there. This way you will have your car organized and you kid can reach the stuff without you having to stop the car.

CONTROL SOAP

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Your kid wants to go to the bathroom and when you enter afterwards you find a big mess of liquid soap. To prevent this, put a rubber band around the dispenser pump. This will dosify the soap and save you a headache.

FAUCET EXTENDER

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If your toddler can't reach the faucets just grab an old shampoo or lotion bottle and cut it the way you see in the picture. Stick it in your faucets and it will make an incredible faucet extender for your kids.

CUPS

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If by the end of the days there's more cups in the zinc than in the shelf, this is a fun solution. Stick some magnets to a plastic or paper cup. That way you can put it in your fridge door. Your kids will love it and they will always use the same one.

PERMANENT MARKER

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Don't panic. Everything will be ok. I swear. If your kid grabbed a permanent marker and wrote all over your wooden furniture clean them with toothpaste. Yes, really. Try it and then tell me.

CLIP TOYS

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If you are tired of bending four times in a row while you are making dinner or watching TV, you can clip the toys from your baby's gym to the high chair so your toddler can play and the toys don't fall.

CUT WITH THE PACIFIER

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If you want to cut with the pacifier you have to do exactly that: cut it. Cut a little bit of it every day. Soon, your kid won't like the feeling of it and will throw it away by himself. Keep it clean!

EASY CLEAN SHOES AND TOYS

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Put shoes and toys on your dishwasher and have them clean and not ruined by the laundry machine. You won't believe how much time you are saving.

BABY TENTS II

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Grab some hoola-hoops and hang them from a tree. Then use old sheets to make this fun tent so children can get away from annoying leafs, bugs and the sun rays.

BABY BATH

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In order to secure your baby's life and stop the toys from floating away, just use a plastic laundry basket in the bath tub. This doesn't mean you don't have to be all eyes on your toddler, though.

A RUBBER FOR YOUR DOOR

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Kids can get locked inside the bathroom of their rooms. In order to prevent this, buy some rubber bands (the thick ones) and put them the way you see in the photo. This will keep your doors always open.

MEDICINE PACIFIER

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Toddlers don't like medicine and they can be really fighty. Do a hole in an open pacifier tip and put a medicine dropper inside. This way kids won't even notice they are taking their syrups.

KIDS FORT

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If there's a reason why kids love to do forts I don't know it. But if you stick the sheets to a fan it will keep your kid's fort up and cool.

HAMMOCK

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This list should be called "50 uses of a sheet". Grab an old one and tie it on your table like this. Make a double knot for security. There's only one bad news: It probably won't support you.

FUN FOOD

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Most kids just hate green food. It doesn't matter what it is: it's green. There's a fun solution for that: Make it colorful. Add some edible sprinkles to every food and your kid will enjoy it. It looks just like an ice pop, right?

NO BROWN APPLES

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To keep apples fresh till lunch and avoid that brownish color that kids hate just cut them in slices and put them back together using a rubber band.

LOW TOY’S VOLUME.

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Toys can be loud. And annoying. And kids don't seem to care. If you are tired of that car syren just put some tape over the speakers. That will low the volume.

MASTERPIECE

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Use two brackets and a stick to hold up a roll of paper. Then secure a wooden frame to your wall and your kids will have a perfect device to create as many paintings as they want.

PLAY-DOH STORAGE

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Use a carrousel for spices to keep your kid's play-doh buckets organized. It will also make it easier and fun to find the color they want.

SNOW BRICKS

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As we said, kids love forts. And kids also love snow. So what's better than a snow fort? Just mold the snow in the shape of bricks with a plastic container.

HOT DOG WONDER

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Your kid can stop making a mess with ketchup if you just switch things a little bit. Instead of putting the sauce on top of the sausage, put it under it, in the bread.

CARS ORGANIZER

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If you ever stepped on one of your kid's toy cars you are going to need this. Keep your kid's metal car organized (and out of the way) by using magnet knife holders.

LEGO ORGANIZER

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There's something even worse than stepping on a toy car: stepping on a lego. This can be solved if you use a shoe organizer to put the legos in. Of course that the legos won't organize by themselves and you may step them on them once or twice. A day.

WASHING SOCKS

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Baby socks just keeps disappearing. We don't know where they go. They are there, in the washing machine, and then, puf! they're gone. Use a laundry bag to wash them together and never lose them again.

CRAYONS CASE.

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You can stop losing your kid's crayons if you just put them inside an Altoids case. This way you always have crayons at hand and your kid can have fun while waiting for the doctor or at a restaurant.

TOYS STORAGE

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Another way of using plastic laundry baskets it's to hang them to a shower rod fixed to the bathtub wall. You can put all your children's toys there and they will be out of the way when not used.

KEEP PACIFIERS CLEAN

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If you put your kid's pacifiers loose in your bag they can break, get dirty or lost. Use some plastic portion cup to keep them safe. They will probably fit perfectly.

TAPE FOR PICKING UP GLITTER

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Tape is perfect for picking up sparkles, glitter or other tiny stuff that your kids love. Just grab a piece of tape and put it in your hand with the glued side out. Things will get sticked to it.

SAVE TOILET PAPER

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Kids love to pull toilet paper roll till it's over. To avoid this (or at least to try to) put a piece of paper to mark the spot when he should top rolling. If you make it a game kids will want to follow the rules.

MEDICINE DOSE

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To keep track of your kid's medicine dose do this trick. Write a weekly calendar in a blank space and cross the days. You can cross as many lines as doses a day, but be sure you'll understand it later.

ANOTHER MEDICINE TRICK

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As we know kids hate medicine and it can be very stressful. What you have to do is give it to them in a way they don't notice. Put the proper medicine dose in the lid and dip a lollipop in it. Give it to you kid and repeat all the times you need till it's all gone.

THE BEST TIME

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Kids also hates having their nails cut. Keep yourself stress free and avoid some unwanted finger cutting by waiting till your toddler is asleep. If you do it twenty minutes later, he will be so deep asleep he won't even notice.

SIPPY CUP

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Tie your baby sippy cup to the car seat with an elastic so you don't have to bend over to grab it every time he throw it away (and we know that can happen a lot)

RACE TRACK

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Parenting sometimes means keeping your child busy. To do this trick you have to use coloured masking tape. You put it on the carpet or on the floor to create a racing track for toy cars.

CAKE TRICK

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Birthday cakes can go stale in a second. So after the party and before you put the cake on the fridge grab some slices of white bread and stick it to the opened sides of the cake with toothpicks. You cake will be in perfect conditions for days.

MOVIE NIGHT

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You can buy these dollar stores shower caddies to make movie night funnier and tidier. They have many space for sodas, popcorn and candy. Kids won't fight over candy and you can watch the movie peacefully.

BURRITO MESS

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To keep your kid's burrito from falling apart put it in a mason jar. It will be easier for you toddler to grab it and eat it without making a huge mess all over the table.

BOARD GAME ART

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Hang board games on the wall. You can do it with a wooden box in behind, with a frame or just by sticking a hanger in the back of the board. Put all the pieces in a bag and hang it from the board or on small shelves. Whenever you want to play, you can just take them down!

THERE’S A TIME FOR EVERYTHING

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Keep your children organized and busy by painting your clock with different colors. Then, put a paper under it to describe each task. This way your children won't have any excuse to do what they have to do.

BABY TENT

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Use fitted sheets over your baby playpen to allow him to play outside protected from the bugs and mosquitoes.

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