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25 Parenting Hacks On Instagram That Are Borderline Genius

There’s a lot more on Instagram than just selfies.

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1. Cut watermelon into sticks to make them easier for little kids to eat.

Via begley_fitness.

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

Via parenting_with_peer_review.

3. Use a healthy snack’s empty packaging to hide your stash of candy.

Sorry, kids. Via pishposhbabydotcom.

4. Use a grabber to make handing snacks (and more) to your kids a whole lot easier.

Via talkofthetrainsblog.

5. Attach a clip to the end of your kid’s bubble wand to keep it from falling into the container.

And to keep from having to repeatedly fish it out. Via laylahaggerty.

6. Stay in shape by planking while reading your child a story.

Via natashagsm.

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

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

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

Via coriathome.

9. Make a pretty terrific diaper caddy out of a wine carrier.

Via ladbabyofficial.

10. Wash your baby’s socks in a laundry bag so you never lose another one again.

Where do all of those socks disappear to? Via momhacks4everyday.

11. Keep your toddler busy by letting him “paint” the fence with water.

A perfect, mess-free summer activity. Via parenthacks.

12. Use an empty wipes container to store travel snacks for your kids.

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

13. Make keeping track of your kid’s dosages easy by writing a chart on the side of the medicine bottle.

Via alanacvalentine.

14. Slice an onion in a fraction of the time by using an apple cutter.

Once you’ve used it you’ll only have a little more slicing to do. Via loanesay.

15. Attach a wooden spoon to a play mat to help with teething.

natalifaye.

16. Save money by putting character stickers on generic party cups instead of buying pricey themed cups.

Via momoni2x.

17. Keep toddlers entertained on a flight by letting them play with gel clings on the window.

Via teachermama1138.

18. Upcycle unused Lego bricks into an impressive bathroom organizer.

nguyen.jody.

19. Use coffee filters as no-stress “snack bowls” for your kids.

Not only are they the perfect portion size for kids, but you don’t have to wash them! Via narrdog.

20. Use dollar-store bins to make a snack station.

Hear your kids whine “I’M HUNGRY!” a little bit less often. Via princessandthepbaby.

21. Make eating healthy snacks fun by putting them in an ice cube tray.

Toddlers love getting to pick and choose what to eat next. Via the_not_so_perfect_mom_of_6.

22. Put a command hook on the back of a high chair to hang bibs.

No more desperately searching for a bib right when you’re about to eat. Via melissasabra.

23. Use shopping cart restraints to stop your toddler from dropping their sippy cup onto the floor.

Via somemotherstuff.

24. Have a kid who refuses to take their medicine? Dip a lollipop into the medicine, then let them suck it. Repeat until all is gone.

When they finish they can have the rest of the lollipop as a reward. Via billygoatbabygear.

25. And if you end up at the supermarket with a suddenly sleepy kid, you can use a pack of toilet paper as an on-the-fly pillow.

Beats carrying your kid around — or listening to them whine — the whole time you’re there. Via concretewavesurfer.

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