Parenting is a full-time job (and then some!). We’re always on the lookout for ways to make our lives easier while keeping our kids happy and healthy, which is why we’ve rounded up 20 genius parenting tricks that actually work. Keep reading to get the scoop.
Keep your baby book up to date.
When you’re a busy parent, updating the baby book isn’t exactly a top priority. Keep a white board handy where you can jot down milestones as they happen. Once the board is filled up, snap a picture to save for when you have time to update the book.
Have a pizza cutter handy.
It’s not just for pizza—you can easily cut up waffles, bread and lots of other food for your tot with a pizza cutter.
Master the art of multitasking.
When your kids are playing in the bathtub, that’s a good time to clean the bathroom while you keep an eye on them. Same goes for the kitchen or other areas!
Streamline your entryway.
If you’ve got hooks by the door for jackets and bags, personalize the hooks for each member of your family. It’ll make it easier to grab what you need and dash out.
A kitchen timer is a life saver.
Skip the arguments and pleas for “5 more minutes!” by setting a timer until your kid’s next task (brushing teeth, going to bed, etc.).