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

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

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7. 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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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.

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