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:
10 QUICK MOM HACKS THAT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW
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.