10 life hacks every parent should know

10 life hacks every parent should know

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Making life a little easier is always top priority for parents.  Hollie Schultz, founder of BabyGizmo.com, stopped by WBTV News Saturday Morning to share 10 life hacks every parent should know.

Her tips follow:


Cupcake Liner for Dripless Popsicles

Place a cupcake liner under the Popsicle and through the Popsicle stick to catch all the drips.

Keepin' the Bugs Out

Simply place a cupcake liner upside down over a glass or cup and poke a straw through to keep bees and bugs out of your drinks.

Which Shoe on Which Foot?

Help your toddler figure out which shoe goes on which foot by cutting a sticker in half and placing it in the sole of the shoes. When the shoe are put together correctly, the sticker will line up.

Layer Crib Bedding

To save time in the middle of the night after a potty accident in the crib, put two sets of sheets and mattress protectors on the crib mattress. Layer like this: mattress pad, sheet, mattress pad, sheet. When the diaper leaks and the bed is wet, all you have to do is strip the top sheet and mattress protector to reveal the second layer underneath without having to completely re-make the bed.

Use Clothespins to Hang Toddler Pants & Shorts

Instead of buying separate pants hangers, use clothespins to hang pants and shorts on regular baby hangers.

Keeping Track of Medicine

Keep track of your child's medicine dosage to make sure you are on track by simply drawing a quick graph on the back with a Sharpie. Then tape the Sharpie to the side of the bottle to remind yourself to mark each dose given.

Keep the Playing Cards Together

Use a travel soap container to keep the kids from losing playing cards.

Add a Trash Can to your Vehicle

Use a cereal container with a trash bag liner to contain trash in your vehicle.

Shoe Organizer = Vehicle Organizer

Use a small, hanging shoe organizer to keep the kids things organized in the car.

Freshen Up the Rooms

Freshen up the smell of your rooms by adding a Bounce fabric sheet in your air vents or snapping a Febreeze Car Deodorant Clip to your floor vents in your house.

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