Parents all over the world often moan that babies don’t come with a manual. But thanks to internet, clever parents everywhere have come up with some genius ideas to make life with small kids just a little bit more simple.

1. Satisfy their scribble cravings whilst buying yourself some couch time

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2. Use trash bags to line your diaper pail

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3. Clean up kid crumbs easily

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4. Sick of kid mess in your car? Try this hack for a mess-less ride

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5. The perfect solution for a baby that likes to go all Houdini on their diaper.

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6. Use an old lotion bottle to make the tap reachable to little hands

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7. Turn an old DVD case into a portable art kit

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8. Administer medications with this ingenious idea

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9. Make frozen “pacifiers” to help soothe your teething baby’s gums

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10. Use a barrette to tighten up loose straps

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11. Trace your little ones’ feet so you don’t need to take them shoe shopping with you

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12. Bathe your kiddo in a laundry basket so their toys don’t float away

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