Do you know what we need more of? Mom hacks! Moms, we all have tips that have rocked our worlds with their simplicity and usefulness….these are the best mom hacks all gathered in an awesome list.
Here are just a few of the tips we have discovered after a call out on our Facebook page – the amount of genius in the Kids Activities Blog mom community is amazing.
We have all been there as a mother where some tips or mom life hacks would have made the difference…or maybe that is just me.
That’s what inspired this post, talking to Kid Activities Blog mom community and realizing how much I could share, how much I didn’t know, and how other people could also use some help.
Super Smart Mom Hacks & Tips
Have sippy cups in the lowest drawer or cabinet, it help your tots learn independence as they get their own drinks!
Child Proof Cabinets
Use those toy rings as cabinet door locks. So easy and I bet you already have a couple dozen of these lying around the house.
Kids Lunch Box With Ice Pack
Keep lunch cool with this mom tip! Freeze a sponge and throw it into the lunch box in the morning. Bonus: Your kiddo can wipe up their meal space before they eat! via Kids Activities Blog
Sensory Bottle Ideas
Got a kiddo who just can. not. wind down at night? Make a starry bedtime bottle to help them go to sleep.
Don’t dilute juice with ice cubes! Keep it cool and get some fruit fiber with frozen grapes.
Tart Cherry Gummies For Kids
Kids having trouble sleeping? Have them eat this magic fruit before bedtime!
Mom Hacks For Discipline
Take Away Device Chargers
Are your kids grounded from their devices? Take their chargers away from them, the anticipation of no power is a great motivator.
Lock The Power Cord
Another grounding tip is to put a lock around the power cord. This way you don’t need to take the TV literally out of your kids room and they won’t be able to watch anything until their grounding period is over.
Turn Off The TV
Got grumpy bored kids? Turn off the TV for a week. We have been amazed at how a week away from screens has helped our kids be more inventive with their free time.
Marshmallow Cold Pack
Mini-Marshmallow Ouchie Pads. Put some marshmallows in the freezer. They are lightweight, don’t hold too much cold, and make the perfect ouchie pads.
Mom Tips You Don’t Want to Miss
Light Switch Guard
Got a kiddo who can’t help but flip the lights NON-STOP? Make a switch cover. Super easy to make!
Conserve Toilet Paper
My tot has emptied the toilet paper on the floor too many times! Stop it before it starts by slipping a wooden dowel (that is slightly longer than a roll of toilet paper) with circular wooden dowel ends into a roll of toilet paper roll, and then use a ponytail holder to hold the toilet paper in place, by fastening one end onto each of the dowel ends.
Is your forgetful child driving you batty? Making a collection of paper bracelets with their “tasks” is a great mom life tip it helps them to see what is left to be done.
No More Bugs
Keep bugs out of your kids drinks at the next outdoor party you host with the help of cupcake liner in this house tip.
Genius Parenting Ideas For Smaller Kids
Formula Dispenser Machine
Are you getting up in the middle of the night to make baby bottles? We can help you save a little more time! (This post contains affiliate links.) This gadget measures and mixes formula to the perfect temperature for you with just the push of a button.
Have a kiddo who just can’t reach the sink? But your back needs a break from holding them up so they can reach the faucet? Make a sink extender.
How To Clean Room
Teach your kids to clean their rooms in ten to fifteen minuets. We tried this system – it REALLY works!
No More Lock
Got a kiddo who is constantly locking himself in a room. Until he grows out of the phase, cross painters tape over the door lock.
Got a kiddo who refuses to eat veggies?? Try these veggie packed pops. They are tasty and good for you.
Want to occupy the kids without giving them a mindless video game? Try this app which is full of learning games!
Ensure Shoes Go On The Right Feet
Help your kids learn which shoe goes on which foot with the help of stickers. Match the stickers together.
Cleaning Tips and Hacks
Great Cleaning Tip: Wash Legos in a lingerie bag, in the washing machine. This is great after a bout of sickness has gone through your home. Keep your kids from reinfecting themselves!
No More Juice Box Spills
No more juice box spills! Use the flaps of the box juice box as “handles”. Instead of holding, and squeezing the box. Kids hold the flaps and are sticky-free.
Cleaning Hacks and Tips
Wrap a rubber band around the soap pump to limit the kids going bonkers and making fingerpaint from the soap. This Cleaning Tip helps portion control the soap for small hands.
Spending all day on the potty waiting for the “big event” to reward them? Or maybe you just have a kiddo who takes forever to do his duty? Give him a dry erase marker and let him doodle on the toilet lid. It wipes off!
Cheerios. Drop one into the toilet. Teach boys to aim into the toilet by having them use the cherrio as a “target”.
More Parenting Hacks
Name Writing Practice
Use a pom-pom to help your kids learn how to properly hold a pencil or pen. It will help them learn to write.
3 Ingredient Crockpot Recipes
Low on time? Try dumping one of these 3 Ingredient Crock pot meals into your slow-cooker – come home and dinner will be hot and ready.
Did you tell your kids to clean their room, and they tell you they did, but you are cooking dinner (or whatever) and unable to check? Ask them to take your phone and go grab a picture as “proof”.
Storing Board Games
Store game boards on the wall – they double as art and are a lot of fun to grab and play with!
Washing Things In the Dishwasher
There are SO many things that you can wash! Including many toys, and kids shoes, in a dishwasher!
DIY Travel Mugs
Don’t have a travel mug? Maybe you need an emergency sippy cup? You can make a regular cup into a temporary splash-proof cup by covering it with cling wrap and poking a hole through it for a straw.
Video: DIY Cooler
Don’t want soggy juice boxes at your next play date? Try making a cooler from balloons.
Pool Noodle Bedrail
Traveling? Does the bed lack a bedrail – making it unsafe for young kids? Put a pool noodle under the sheets. This should stop all but the most adventurous sleepers.
Ready to organize the entire house? We LOVE this declutter course! It’s perfect for busy families!
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