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35 Life Hacks for Kids That Make Parenting Easier And More Fun

35 Life Hacks for Kids That Make Parenting Easier And More Fun

Parenting is never an easy job. While you need to take good care of your kid to make sure that they are happily growing up, you don’t want to spoil them.

Are there any parenting hacks that make this easier? Yes, here’re 35 life hacks for kids all moms (and dads) should learn to make parenting easier and more fun.

Let’s start with some life hacks for babies and toddlers, and as you scroll down you’ll find more hacks for bigger kids!

1. Put a basket in the bathtub when your child is bathing so that the toys won’t flow away.

    2. This baby shower cap prevents the water from going into the baby’s eyes while bathing.

      3. Use this baby stroller and scooter hybrid to speed up the ride.

        4. Make a laundry basket baby seat.

        Learn how to make your own here.

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          5. Keep pacifiers clean on the go with sauce-to-go containers.

            6. Stick a dropper through an already cut pacifier to give medicine to babies.

              7. Draw out your kid’s feet so you don’t need to always carry him/her around to buy shoes.

                8. Put a hook at the back of a high chair to bold the bibs.

                  9. Instead of nailing a baby gate into the banister, use cable ties to do so and you can just easily remove the gate when the kids grow up.

                    10. Make this little hammock to rest your kid at home.

                      11. Buy baby clothes like this to identify your twin babies.

                        12. Buy a portable high chair so that you can feed your kid everywhere easily.

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                          13. Use pads to help children go through the potty-training process.

                            14. Turn the baby crib into a desk as the kid grows up.

                              15. Use a barrette to fix a loose tank top of a little girl.

                                16. Use a vacuum to tie a daughter’s hair like this.

                                17. Cut the lotion bottle and make washing hands easier for little children.

                                  18. Cut a sticker in half and place it on the insides of their shoes so your kids will put their shoes on correctly.

                                    19. Use a cardboard to make a slide over the stairs at home.

                                      20. Teach your kids to help cleaning up by playing this game with them.

                                        21. Let your kids have fun “playing” video games but not interrupt you playing games by giving them fake remote controls.

                                          22. Reuse a pool noodle and make it a door stopper.

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                                            23. Have a get-along-shirt for your kids and when they start to fight, make them wear it.

                                              24. Tie a rope over the swing and pull it so your kid will have fun and so will you.

                                                25. Use a fan to make your kid’s bed a tent.

                                                  26. Hang a fort with a hoola-hoop and bed sheet.

                                                  Learn how to make one here.

                                                    27. Make your kid a sandpit with a tent.

                                                      28. Use a muffin cup to prevent the melting ice-cream from getting your kids’ hands dirty.

                                                        29. Turn the DVD cases into coloring cases.

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                                                          30. Make a portable activity kit for kids when traveling around

                                                          Check out how to make one here.

                                                            31. Tie a shoe caddy at the back of your car seat to hold all the dolls and games for kids.

                                                              32. Put a tattoo sticker on your kids in case they’re lost.

                                                                33. Have this mitten and never lose your child.

                                                                  34. Turn tube socks into kids’ legs warmers.

                                                                  Find out how to do it here.

                                                                    35. Buy this cute knight helmet which can also mask the face to keep the kid warm.

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                                                                      Anna Chui

                                                                      Anna is a communication expert and a life enthusiast. She's the Content Strategist of Lifehack and loves to write about love, life, and passion.

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                                                                      Last Updated on August 4, 2020

                                                                      8 Benefits of a Minimalist Lifestyle That Get You to Live With Less

                                                                      8 Benefits of a Minimalist Lifestyle That Get You to Live With Less

                                                                      Minimalism is a way to put a stop to the gluttony of the world around us. It’s the opposite of every advertisement we see plastered on the radio and TV. We live in a society that prides itself on the accumulation of stuff; we eat up consumerism, material possessions, clutter, debt, distractions and noise.

                                                                      What we don’t seem to have is any meaning left in our world.

                                                                      By adopting a minimalist lifestyle, you can throw out what you don’t need in order to focus on what you do need.

                                                                      I know first hand how little we actually need to survive. I was fortunate enough to live in a van for four months while traveling throughout Australia. This experience taught me valuable lessons about what really matters and how little we really need all this stuff we surround ourselves with.

                                                                      Less is more.

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                                                                      Living a minimalist lifestyle is reducing.There are a few obvious benefits of minimalism such as less cleaning and stress, a more organized household and more money to be found, but there are also a few deep, life-changing benefits.

                                                                      What we don’t usually realize is that when we reduce, we reduce a lot more than just stuff.

                                                                      Consider just some of the benefits of living with fewer possessions:

                                                                      1. Create Room for What’s Important

                                                                      When we purge our junk drawers and closets we create space and peace. We lose that claustrophobic feeling and we can actually breathe again. Create the room to fill up our lives with meaning instead of stuff.

                                                                      2. More Freedom

                                                                      The accumulation of stuff is like an anchor, it ties us down. We are always terrified of losing all our ‘stuff’. Let it go and you will experience a freedom like never before: a freedom from greed, debt, obsession and overworking.

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                                                                      3. Focus on Health and Hobbies

                                                                      When you spend less time at Home Depot trying unsuccessfully to keep up with the Joneses, you create an opening to do the things you love, things that you never seem to have time for.

                                                                      Everyone is always saying they don’t have enough time, but how many people really stop and look at what they are spending their time doing?

                                                                      You could be enjoying a day with your kids, hitting up the gym, practicing yoga, reading a good book or traveling. Whatever it is that you love you could be doing, but instead you are stuck at Sears shopping for more stuff.

                                                                      4. Less Focus on Material Possessions

                                                                      All the stuff we surround ourselves with is merely a distraction, we are filling a void. Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy comfort. After the initial comfort is satisfied, that’s where our obsession with money should end.

                                                                      We are bombarded by the media presenting promises of happiness through materialistic measures. It’s no wonder we struggle everyday. Resist those urges. It’s an empty path, it won’t make you happy.

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                                                                      It’s hard not to get roped into the consumerism trap. I need constant reminders that it’s a false sense of happiness. I enjoy stuff, but I also recognize that I don’t need it.

                                                                      5. More Peace of Mind

                                                                      When we cling onto material possessions we create stress because we are always afraid of losing these things. By simplifying your life you can lose your attachment to these things and ultimately create a calm, peaceful mind.

                                                                      The less things you have to worry about, the more peace you have, and it’s as simple as that.

                                                                      6. More Happiness

                                                                      When de-cluttering your life, happiness naturally comes because you gravitate towards the things that matter most. You see clearly the false promises in all the clutter, it’s like a broken shield against life’s true essence.

                                                                      You will also find happiness in being more efficient, you will find concentration by having refocused your priorities, you will find joy by enjoying slowing down.

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                                                                      7. Less Fear of Failure

                                                                      When you look at Buddhist monks, they have no fear, and they have no fear because they don’t have anything to lose.

                                                                      In whatever you wish to pursue doing you can excel, if you aren’t plagued with the fear of losing all your worldly possessions. Obviously you need to take the appropriate steps to put a roof over your head, but also know that you have little to fear except fear itself.

                                                                      8. More Confidence

                                                                      The entire minimalist lifestyle promotes individuality and self reliance. This will make you more confident in your pursuit of happiness.

                                                                      What’s Next? Go Minimalism.

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