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    27 Parenting Hacks On Instagram That'll Make You Go, "Um, Thank You Instagram?!"

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

    2. Put tape on each side of your baby's nail clippers so their tiny nail clippings don't end up everywhere.

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    The clippings will stick to the tape for easy cleanup. Via Tired as a Mother.

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

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

    4. When your toddler is newly potty trained, keep training diapers in your car to put inside the travel potty bowl for easier clean up.

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

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

    6. Put a stick-on hook on the back of a high chair to hang bibs.

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

    7. If you ever have to bring your stroller inside somewhere with, say, new carpet, you can put shower caps on the wheels to prevent making a mess.

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    8. Pool noodles are a surprisingly effective way to babyproof a coffee table in a pinch.

    9. You'll either find this hack hilariously genius or inappropriate — but if your kid always calls out for water in the middle of the night, you'll probably think it's the former!

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

    11. Instead of attaching the pacifier to your baby when you're on the go, attach it to yourself!

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    This won't always be the way to go, lol, but it will keep the pacifier from getting lost and dirty, so... Via vmostuart.

    12. Use a healthy snack's empty packaging to hide your stash of candy.

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    Sorry, kids. Via pishposhbabydotcom.

    13. If you have older kids, this is a genius hack to make them do chores when you aren't even home!

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

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

    16. Keep your toddler busy by letting them "paint" the fence with water.

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

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    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.

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

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

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

    21. Use coffee filters as no-stress "snack bowls" for your kids.

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

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

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    Hear your kids whine "I'M HUNGRY!" a little bit less often. Via princessandthepbaby.

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

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

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

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

    26. If your little refuses to take their medicine, dip a lollipop into the medicine, then let them suck it. Repeat until all is gone.

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

    27. And lastly, help yourself get through those especially challenging days by leaving yourself a note like this.

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