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Parents Swear By These 32 Problem-Solving Products

Being a parent is without a doubt the hardest job ever, and these helpful gadgets are here to make it all a little easier.

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1. A pack of sink extenders so you don't have to lift up your toddler and risk straining your back every time they have to wash their hands. They'll also feel so ~grown-up~ now that they can use the sink all by themselves!

2. An ingenious portable vibrating pad for the babies who can't fall asleep unless you're rocking them or walking around with them. Just tuck this into a crib mattress, a stroller, a car seat, or their bassinet, and the subtle vibrations the pad gives off will help them snooze in no time flat.

3. A pack of toy straps if your kid has turned tossing toys from their stroller into an Olympic event. This brilliant contraption will save you from back pain now that you don't have to bend down to pick up toys every 30 seconds.

4. The Pink Stuff, a TikTok-famous cleaning paste that can remove nearly anything, including the scribbles your kiddo decided to draw on your wall. Now you can make their little "masterpieces" disappear with very little effort! Here's hoping they stick to drawing on pieces of paper next time...

5. A pack of fun Crayola hand sanitizers to encourage your kids to *actually* disinfect their hands. Instead of putting up a fight, they'll look forward to squeezing the brightly colored goo onto their hands. (Don't worry — it dries clear.)

6. An ingenious sandwich cutter and sealer with the ability to transform a regular PB&J into an exact replica of those Uncrustables sandwiches your kid loves. It also helps spice up the everyday humdrum of making lunch!

The sandwich cutter and sealer
Reviewer's photo showing homemade uncrustables

Promising review: "These have been a GAME CHANGER in this house!! My son has always begged me for Uncrustables but my wallet didn’t agree with them. I LOVE being able to make them at home and customize them to exactly what they would like them filled with! I make two weeks' worth of sandwiches at a time and store them in sandwich bags in the freezer so in the morning during the school year we can just grab and go! Love them!" —Katherine Smaczniak

Get a set of three from Amazon for $19.96.

7. A glitter bottle you'll want to keep handy for the times your kid is feeling anxious, cranky, or impatient. It takes about three minutes for the glitter to settle at the bottom, so your kid can focus on this to help them calm down.

A water bottle full of black glass beads and glitter stars that fall to the bottom

8. Drop Stop car gap fillers (as seen on Shark Tank!) if your kid (or you!) has a habit of dropping french fries and Goldfish crackers in that pesky gap in the car.

reviewer photo of the gap filler

9. A pack of Munchkin burp cloths that are basically living in the future — they have built-in pockets to place hot or cold packs in so you can give your baby sweet relief from colic or fever. It'll make you think, "Why didn't I think of that?!"

10. A magnetic visual timer for any kiddo who asks "ARE WE DONE YET?" during cleanup, homework time, bathtime, you name it. Now they can look at how much color is still left on the timer and answer the age-old question themselves!

11. A squirting spoon with a squeezable silicone pouch to make on-the-go feeding time a breeze. It's great for the times you take your baby out to lunch with you — it gives you the freedom to feed yourself with one hand and them with the other!

parent squeezing food out of the contraption

12. A pack of toilet seat covers to keep your kid's curious hands from touching the dirty surfaces of public toilet seats. It's also great to help kiddos who are in the process of potty-training feel a bit more comfortable going in public places.

Reviewer's photo showing the seat cover on a toilet

13. A car baby monitor because the back-seat mirror just isn't big enough to fully check in on your baby. Now you can get a super-clear view of everything your baby's up to mounted right there on the dashboard.

Reviewer's photo of their child on the screen on their dash board

14. A plastic storage bag organizer so you can easily grab whatever size you need while packing lunches or storing leftovers from dinner. No more fumbling with those bulky cardboard containers they usually come in!

wooden organizer with slots for ziploc bags with the words quart, sandwich, snack, and gallon on it

15. An inexpensive portable white noise machine great when traveling with little ones who have a hard time falling asleep in unfamiliar places. The calming noises will drown out any loud noises and help them fall asleep peacefully.

The portable white noise machine

16. A pack of spill-proof Munchkin snack catchers with caps that let them reach inside to grab snacks but prevent anything from flying out. Now you won't have to clean up puddles of Cheerios and Goldfish from your back seat anymore!

17. A toothbrush holder and dispenser that not only frees up counter space but also prevents your kid from squirting out half the tube of toothpaste every morning. It only dispenses exactly how much they need!

18. A rubber ducky bath spout cover designed to protect your precious kiddo's noggin from getting bumped and bruised on the faucet. Plus: They'll love being greeted by Mr. Ducky during bathtime!

19. A pack of vomit bags to keep on hand if your little one is prone to motion sickness in the car. It has a twist-and-seal design on the top to keep everything...contained...until you reach your next pit stop.

Person vomiting into bag while on a plane

20. A robot vacuum because as a parent, you're running around doing a million things during the day, and sometimes vacuuming just doesn't get done. Anything that can do a chore for you is truly priceless!

Reviewer photo of their vacuum, showing how much dog fur it picked up

21. A pair of safety straps — kids are prone to bumping into furniture and climbing on bookshelves, and you can rest assured nothing will topple over when you have these installed.

Two strong straps drilled into the wall and the large furniture in front of it to prevent the furniture from being pulled down

22. Baby detergent pods free of scents, dyes, phosphates, and all that other icky stuff that can irritate your baby's delicate skin. This plant-based pod might be small, but it's mighty strong at cleaning your baby's clothes.

cardboard box with clear detergent pod sitting outside it

23. An adjustable closet rod to instantly add another layer of hanging space to the closet. Reviewers say it's especially helpful for kids' closets because their clothes are so small and don't take up much hanging space vertically.

24. A pair of kick mats that protect your car seats from muddy footprints from toddlers who just *love* to kick their feet while in their booster.

A kid in a backseat of a car with their feet kicking the front seat but the cover is protecting the back of the car seat

25. A waterproof potty-training watch to remind your toddler to use the toilet on regular intervals. It looks just like an Apple Watch, and they'll soon learn that every time it goes off, they'll head straight to the bathroom.

26. A lemon-lavender bubble bath that'll get your kiddos actually excited for bathtime every night. No more kicking and screaming and resisting the bath — now they'll look forward to the great-smelling suds and the cute little hippo on the bottle.

big bottle of bubble bath with hippo on it

27. A cradle cap comb to get rid of all that dry skin on top of your baby's head in such a gentle way, they'll keep on cooing and babbling along as you're using it.

A baby's head with dry scales on the left and the same baby's head looking smoother and flake-free on the right

28. A pack of corner guards so you can babyproof literally anything in your home. It's fascinating how many sharp corners you discover once you have a baby who's starting to walk!

29. A cult-favorite stain remover because kids are very messy, and you'll want to keep this concentrated spot treatment on hand to get out all the ketchup, grass stains, and dirt that show up on their clothes constantly.

30. This silicone teether if you're trying to wean your baby off of breastfeeding, but regular pacifiers aren't doing the trick. Reviewers say the unique alien-like antennas work perfectly at keeping their babies soothed!

31. A turning cabinet lock to keep everything in your cabinets safe from curious little fingers. It's especially great for those lower cabinets in your kitchen — no more finding your kid playing drums on pots and pans!

A locking system on the outside of two drawers. One has a round knob and the other has a turning handle that closes around the knob, blocking the doors together to prevent them from opening

32. A set of kids' bamboo travel utensils so you and your mini-me can still live that environmentally friendly lifestyle even when you're eating out. They're designed to fit small hands and mouths, so your kid will feel confident as they proudly feed themselves.

blue carrying case next to a knife, fork, and spoon made of bamboo

Now you're ready to take on your next challenge with the help of all the brand-new gadgets in your parenting arsenal:

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