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20 life-saving hacks that every parent should know
D.G. Sciortino
03.14.17

Parenting is not for the faint of heart and is no easy task. You’re going to have to learn some tricks if you want to survive. We’ve searched the internet to find the best parenting hacks that will make your job a little bit easier.

You can thank us later! Here are 20 parenting hacks that all parents should know:

Anti-Door Locking Hack

Use a rubber band to prevent your doors from locking.

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Safety Bracelet

Make a safety bracelet with your phone number on it and make your kids wear them when you go to crowded places.

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Or Use a Liquid Bandaid

You can write your name and phone number on your child then paint it over with a liquid bandaid so it stays.

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Pain-Free Splinter Removal

Make a paste with baking soda and water and rub it on the site of the splinter. It will eventually push itself out in a few minutes.

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Lint Roller For Glitter Spills

Glitter is no match for a lint roller. Use it to clean up spills.

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Monster Spray

Help your kids overcome their fear of monsters by making a bottle of monster spray.

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Slipper or Shoe Grips

Use a hot glue gun on the bottom of shoes and slippers to prevent slips.

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Shoe Stickers

Put stickers in your kid’s shoes so they know which one goes on the left foot and which one goes on the right foot.

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Fitted Sheet Awning

A fitted sheet makes a perfect awning for your toddler in his or her playpen.

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Lotion Stopper

Wrap a rubber band around the top of your lotion pump to prevent your kids from using too much lotion.

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Sponge Ice Pack

Freeze a sponge, place it in a sandwich bag, and toss it in your children’s lunch box to keep their lunch cool.

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Pacifier Storage

Parents always need extra pacifiers. You can store them in portion containers to keep them clean.

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Elongated Spout

Cut up an empty lotion bottle to create an elongated spout for your kiddies who can’t reach.

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Crayon Stash

You will always be prepared to keep your kids occupied with a stash of crayons. An Altoid box is the perfect place to store them. You can keep hide some pieces of paper in there as well.

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Laundry Basket Bath

Prevent your toddler from moving around too much in the tub by letting them sit in a laundry basket.

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Prevent Finger Slams

Cut a pool noodle and put it on your door to prevent kids from getting their fingers caught.

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Tooth Fairy Money

Leave some sparkles on the money left under the pillow and say it’s from the tooth fairy.

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Untangle Doll Hair

Use two tablespoons of fabric softener (or dish soap or hair conditioner) and water to get rid of knots in doll hair.

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Mess Free Painting

Add some paint to the inside of a zipper seal bag and let your kids swirl the paint around with their fingers.

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Fill a small bottle with 2 tablespoons of fabric softener and water to detangle doll hair. Dish soap and hair conditioner works too!

Remove Crayon

WD-40 will help you get crayon off of your walls.

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By D.G. Sciortino
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Dina is a contributing writer in Shareably. She's based in Connecticut and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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