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    11 Dollar-Store Parenting Hacks

    Every little trick helps!

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    1. Cover the speaker of your kid’s toys with tape to lower the volume.

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    2. Carry straws in a travel toothbrush holder so you have them with you wherever you go.

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    3. Cover cups with Press'n Seal plastic wrap and poke a straw through the top—instant no-spill sippy cup in an emergency situation!

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    4. Attach a hair clip to the end of a bubble wand to keep it from falling into the bottle.

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    5. Cut a sticker in in half, then put one half inside each of your kid’s shoes. This way they’ll know which one goes on which foot.

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    6. Stick a hook on the back of a high chair to hold bibs.

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    7. Keep pacifiers clean in your bag by storing them in little condiment cups.

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    8. Keep your kid from wasting toilet paper by putting a stop light on the wall.

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    9. Use coffee filters as an easy “snack bowl” when you’re looking for super quick cleanup.

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    10. Keep your kid from squirting out too much soap, lotion, etc. by adding a rubber band to the head of the dispenser’s pump.

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    11. Fix tangled doll hair by mixing equal parts water and fabric softener in a spray bottle. Spray the hair, let sit and then rinse out and brush until smooth.

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