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20 Surprisingly Useful New Baby Hacks Every New Parent Is Going To Want To See

These are genius AF.

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1. Use a shoe organizer to store jars of baby food in your pantry.

You can also use it to store diapers, burp cloths, pretty much any baby product!
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You can also use it to store diapers, burp cloths, pretty much any baby product!

2. Save space in your diaper bag by rolling the backup outfit into a sock.

Whoa. Learn how to do this at One Crazy House.
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Whoa. Learn how to do this at One Crazy House.

3. Attach a command hook to the back of your baby's high chair to keeps bibs handy at mealtime.

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4. Need to baby-proof a cabinet in a pinch? Use a dog collar!

Mind seriously blown.
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Mind seriously blown.

5. Make your own nearly-perfect baby stain remover with Dawn, baking soda and peroxide.

Find the recipe at My Life in Pink and Green. You're so welcome.
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Find the recipe at My Life in Pink and Green. You're so welcome.

6. Use a syringe to create frozen baby food bites.

When super-cute meets mess-free, I'm totally sold!
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When super-cute meets mess-free, I'm totally sold!

7. Save space in your drawers by rolling up your baby's clothes.

You might want to use this one for yourself, too!
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You might want to use this one for yourself, too!

8. Make "momsicles" for your teething baby by freezing pacifiers in breast milk.

These will soothe their sore gums while also providing nourishment. Double win.
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These will soothe their sore gums while also providing nourishment. Double win.

9. Traveling with baby? Pack your baby's outfits (including diapers and socks) in separate Ziploc bags labeled by day.

This is a Mommy-pro move that will help your suitcase stay organized and you stay sane.
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This is a Mommy-pro move that will help your suitcase stay organized and you stay sane.

10. Create some mess-free tummy time art!

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Squeeze a few dots of acrylic paint onto a sheet of paper, place in a Ziploc bag, and let your baby go for it! They'll discover their inner Picasso and get some tummy-time in, too!

11. Keep a chart on the side of your baby's medicine bottle to keep track of doses.

Your sleep-deprived Mommy brain will thank you.
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Your sleep-deprived Mommy brain will thank you.

12. Use a pool noddle (yes, a pool noodle) to carry your baby's car seat and relieve the pressure on your arms.

Dude. What I would give to have known this one when I was toting my twinfants around.
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Dude. What I would give to have known this one when I was toting my twinfants around.

13. Cut your baby's nails twenty minutes after they've fallen asleep.

You'll have an easier time and a much more willing participant.
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You'll have an easier time and a much more willing participant.

14. Use a few of those plastic to-go condiment containers to store pacifiers in your purse or diaper bag.

Pure genius.
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Pure genius.

15. Pumping momma? Make your own pumping bra with your used sports bra.

Save your money on buying one – you have a new baby, you'll need every penny. Learn how to make one at Pretty Providence.
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Save your money on buying one – you have a new baby, you'll need every penny. Learn how to make one at Pretty Providence.

16. Keep your baby bottle parts organized in stackable mini-drawers.

You can find these budget-friendly containers on Amazon or at your local dollar store.
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You can find these budget-friendly containers on Amazon or at your local dollar store.

17. Headed to the beach with baby? Make your own beach play yard!

Bring your mattress cover, use your totes as corner anchors, and voilá!
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Bring your mattress cover, use your totes as corner anchors, and voilá!

18. Use your hot glue gun to plug bath toy holes.

The cleaning process will be much easier and you won't have to worry about yucky mold inside.
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The cleaning process will be much easier and you won't have to worry about yucky mold inside.

19. Breastfeeding? Freeze some aloe vera gel in a Ziploc or milk storage bag and you've got a sore nipple relief pack.

And TBH, you'll probably need several.
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And TBH, you'll probably need several.

20. You can also store frozen breast milk bags in empty six-pack boxes.

Turns out they fit perfectly.
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Turns out they fit perfectly.

UPDATE

A hack that appeared in an earlier version of this post was removed due to concerns over its safety.

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