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Toddler Tips and Tricks – Hacks for New and Old Moms
I don’t know what’s more challenging. The day you bring your child home from the hospital, the terrible twos or the terror-acious threes! If I had to choose, I would say get all the advice and tips you can before hitting the toddler years. Getting those those days of independence.
How many times have you taken your child off the stroller and it is tipped over? Use Ankle Weight as Stroller Counterbalance to keep your stroller from tipping. We got our umbrella stroller here and ankle weights here.
Make An Instant Art Bib With Glad Press n’ Seal. No washing of clothing involved! Just press and seal the plastic directly onto front of the shirt for an instant art smock. | Raddest Mom
Turn any cup into a sippy cup! These Boon Snug Silicone Sippy Lids come in blue, orange, and green HERE.
Have fun with this cheerio necklace hack. A great way to keep snack off the floor! | Raising Miss Matilda
Use an old shampoo bottle to help smaller children reach the sink. | Source
We took my son to an amusement park the other weekend. The trip was for the older kids but I felt awful about how overheated he became. Take a look at this portable battery-operated fan, perfect for a stroller (or car seat!)
This is one of those, why didn’t I think of that items. My child hated the automatic flushing toilet! Carry a pack of post-it notes in your purse. In public bathrooms, place a sticky-note over the sensor to relieve fears! | My Crazy Blessed Life
Speaking of the potty, another genius idea – take a look at this potty training tip! Drop blue food coloring in the potty. Tell your child when they go, the water will magically turn green! | Source Unknown
Since having the twins and having less hands for carrying things, I have learned to have a mommy hook or carabiner to hold excess items like diaper bags. shopping bags and grocery baskets (for quick run ins!)
Sleep train your child with their very own big girl/big boy clock. I love these toddler alarm clocks that tell you when it is day or night (to keep your child in bed!) We found this sleep training clock here.
We found the Hatch Baby Rest Sound Machine and Light and have really enjoyed it with the boys.
What an easy way to keep track of the beginning of a chore chart. Use a manila folder, cut fold it in half, slice it into 5-ish chores and add magnetic tape for opening and closing when a chore is done. You can open the list each morning to start over. | Source Unknown
Mess free painting. Paint with an egg carton – toss when you are done! | Mom Dot
No-mess applesauce! Pick up a single-serve cup + cut straw – parenting hack! | Source Unknown
Make your own spill proof mason jar for snacks! | Babble
Create a timeout chair! We love this timeout chair with a timer. It lets your child know when they can get up! | Source Unknown (we found some here)
Summer vacation with kids?!? Packing is stressful for me, so put their full outfits in a big Ziploc, so you can just grab out of suit case without thinking! Put the dirty clothes from the previous day in the Ziploc! | Pin Lady
Tired of a stroller that takes up the entire trunk – stand it up! This family used a bungee cord to stand the stroller up-right providing room for groceries, suitcases and more! I bet they have a lot more tips! | Large Families on Purpose
We all know that we have done it – hide your candy where the kids will never look! | Source Unknown
Create the cheapest toddler bumpers (baby bumpers) with pool noodles. This pool noodle hack and also be used on tables, fire places, the edges of doors (to prevent from closing ones fingers) and more! | Montana Prairie Tales
Someone gave me this tip when I first had my children and I began as soon as they were born. Washing toddler socks in a mesh laundry bag is such a great idea to keep little socks together. Another one I washed them, was safety pinning them together. Do this if you have one child (not if you have 5 – easier to keep track of the safety pins!) | Mom Hacks 4 Everyday
Do you have a toddler that loves to take off their diaper – take a look at what Greta Cheney did!
Use an empty wipes container to store travel snacks for your kids. It’s the ideal size for kids’ hands — and you can even keep food cold by putting a reusable ice pack at the bottom. | Practical Parenting Ideas
Are motor skills developing? Pick up a Sandwiches ‘N More Toddler Utensil so your child can hold a sandwich.
Grab yours HERE.
Cut watermelon into watermelon sticks. This tutorial is perfect for little hands! | Sober Julie
You guys, I had my less than a year ago third child (and I am pregnant with the fourth and fifth – yes I am accepting this very quick twin pregnancy). Not evening being a first time mom, this Newborn Tips, Hacks and Tricks post was very helpful. Take a look at all these tips! Pin to Pinterest.
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