Moms, we all have tips that have rocked our worlds with their simplicity and usefulness. Here are just a few of the tips we have discovered. If you know of a tip we missed, PLEASE, come to our Facebook page and tell us your genius mom trick!
Genius Mom Tricks
Have sippy cups in the lowest drawer or cabinet, help your tots learn independence as they get their own drinks!
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.
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!
Don’t dilute juice with ice cubes! Keep it cool and get some fruit fiber with e to help them go to sleep.
Are your kids grounded from their devices? Take their chargers away from them, the anticipation of no power is a great motivator.
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.
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.
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.
My tot has emptied the toilet paper on the floor too many times! Stop it before it starts with this nifty DIY trick.
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.
Keep bugs out of your kids drinks at the next outdoor party you host with the help of cupcake liner in this house tip.
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”.
Don’t want soggy juice boxes at your next play date? Try making a cooler from balloons.
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.
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.
Genius Parenting Idea
Are you getting up in the middle of the night to make baby bottles? 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.
Store game boards on the wall – they double as art and are a lot of fun to grab and play with!
Teach your kids to clean their rooms in ten to fifteen minuets. We tried this system – it REALLY works!
Got a kiddo who refuses to eat veggies?? Try these veggie packed pops. They are tasty and good for you.
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!
Use a pom-pom to help your kids learn how to properly hold a pencil or pen. It will help them learn to write.
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”.
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.
More Parenting Hacks
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.
Want to occupy the kids without giving them a mindless video game? Try this app which is full of learning games!
Help your kids learn which shoe goes on which foot with the help of stickers. Match the stickers together.
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.
About the Author:
Rachel Miller is the original Quirky Momma of Kids Activities Blog and co-author of 101 Kids Activities that are the Bestest, Funnest Ever! & The 101 Coolest Simple Science Experiments. Rachel can now be found blogging at One Crazy House.