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34 Little Hacks That Will Make Parenting So Much Easier

You pretty much have to be a superhuman to do it. Any little bit helps.

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7. Invest in a good pair of cargo pants.

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Since you stopped caring about fashion the second that baby popped out of you, it's time to start wearing cargo pants every day, preferably a pair with many pockets. Keep wipes, diapers, plastic bags, and bottles in there.

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19. Use maxi pads to extend diapers for a potty-training child.

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Does your kid wake up with soaked jammies? Stick a heavy absorbent overnight maxi pad into their diaper.

Alternatively, moms can actually tear off the sides, front, and back of a diaper to create an emergency maxi pad.

20. Get a portable high chair.

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Have you seen the high chairs that are out on the market these days? They're like 4-foot-wide, ugly plastic monstrosities. Why didn't Charles Eames design a high chair? Anyway, here is a hook-on high chair that turns basically any chair into a high chair (which is awesome for restaurants and friends' houses), and it folds up so you can put that thing away.

(The high chair shown is available for $68 from Tinkle Tinkle Toot.)

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30. Fill a glove with pearled barley or beans, give a few pats with it, and then slip away stealthily into the night.

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Just make sure you sew the glove shut so the filling doesn't slip out and turn into a choking hazard.

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