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100 Genius Hacks Guaranteed To Make A Parent’s Job Easier

Enough hacks to get you from birth through high school graduation.

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11. Use a straw to remove a strawberry’s stem in seconds.

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19. Use the envelope folds on a onesie for their intended purpose — to allow you to pull a onesie DOWN off your poopy baby instead of over their head and making a huge mess.

This is way better than getting poop in your baby’s hair, don’t you think? See a video demonstrating this hack here.


24. If your kid is afraid of monsters at night, make some “monster spray” to spray in their room before bed.

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The spray is really just inexpensive lavender body spray, but it will put your kid’s mind at ease — and make the room smell good!

35. Missing things you need? Set your kid loose on a scavenger hunt to find them.

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Now this is how you find your lost sunglasses. Via ruby1508.

39. If you put a dryer sheet in a pan before you soak it overnight, the baked-on crust will wipe away in the morning.

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45. Keep your kid patient while waiting for the doctor by letting them draw on the exam table paper.

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Ask your nurse if this is okay first, of course! Via parenting_with_peer_review.

49. Use an empty wipes container to store travel snacks for your kid.

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It’s the ideal size for a kid's hands — and you can even keep food cold by putting a reusable ice pack at the bottom. Via practicalparentingideas.

56. Gently stroke your baby’s face with a tissue to get them to sleep in less than 40 seconds.

Every baby is different, so yours might not respond the same way to this tissue hack. If not, try gently massaging your baby’s scalp, forehead, and belly.

62. Relieve discomfort in your baby by massaging their feet.

Some parents believe in reflexology, some don’t. If your baby is miserable, however, you’ll be willing to try anything!

63. The best time to cut your baby’s nails is 20 minutes after they’ve fallen asleep.

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Your baby will be in a deep sleep, and you'll be able to trim their nails without any squirming.

64. Stash wipes and a few extra diapers in the back of your car so you can always change your baby in a pinch.

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At some point you will forget to pack diapers before you leave the house, but if you’ve taken this precaution you’ll be able to survive the gaffe.

74. Pool noodles also make a surprisingly effective way to babyproof a coffee table — especially in a pinch.

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80. Keep your toddler entertained with a colander and some pipe cleaners.

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So easy, so cheap.

90. Put the lid from a pack of wet wipes onto a bag of chips to keep it fresh way longer.

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This comes in especially handy when you only let your kid eat a handful here and there. Learn how to make your own at DIY Projects.

92. Make a self-serve breakfast station so your kid can get their own breakfast and not have to drag you out of bed.

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93. Does your kid yell "too cold!" when they need an ice pack? Give them a bag of frozen marshmallows instead.