Most people would agree that parenting isn't easy. But every parent would tell you that the challenges are all worth it in the end.

I don't yet have kids to call my own, so this is dedicated to all of the wonderful mommies and daddies out there, especially my own.

Some great tips to help you out, coming right up! I hope you enjoy.


1. If you're going on an outing and your child is a runner, give them a temporary tattoo!

Parent Hacks for Life Traps: 30 Brilliant Ideas Every Parent Needs To Know
Source: Available at tottoos.org.


2. I have to say, this is quite ingenious:
Use old lotion bottles to help your little one reach the water!

Parent Hacks for Life Traps: 30 Brilliant Ideas Every Parent Needs To Know
via Vsyako-razno.ru


3. Squeeze Me Mittens are the best solution to cold hands and lost mittens.

Parent Hacks for Life Traps: 30 Brilliant Ideas Every Parent Needs To Know
Read my DIY article via Diply here



4. Use a pacifier to administer medication by simply poking a hole at the end and sticking a dropper in it.

Parent Hacks for Life Traps: 30 Brilliant Ideas Every Parent Needs To Know
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5. Hats that double as a Knight's Helmet are your new best friend!Parent Hacks for Life Traps: 30 Brilliant Ideas Every Parent Needs To Know

Parent Hacks for Life Traps: 30 Brilliant Ideas Every Parent Needs To Know
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6. Use a pool noodle to keep little fingers safe from slamming doors!

Parent Hacks for Life Traps: 30 Brilliant Ideas Every Parent Needs To Know
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7. Let them loose with this outfit on and watch while they clean and crawl! Even the baby can help with the chores now.

Parent Hacks for Life Traps: 30 Brilliant Ideas Every Parent Needs To KnowParent Hacks for Life Traps: 30 Brilliant Ideas Every Parent Needs To Knowvia Better Than Pants


8. You'll never have to pretend you forgot which twin was which anymore.
Introducing Twin A and Twin B outfits:





Parent Hacks for Life Traps: 30 Brilliant Ideas Every Parent Needs To Know
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9. This looks comfy! Just make sure to be safe and tie the knot tight!

Parent Hacks for Life Traps: 30 Brilliant Ideas Every Parent Needs To Know
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10. If they seem to think it is fun to pull out the straw and make a mess, then use a crazy straw upside-down! That way, it will never fall or get pulled out!

Parent Hacks for Life Traps: 30 Brilliant Ideas Every Parent Needs To Know
via Popsugar

11. This entertainment will last forever if you're careful with them!

Parent Hacks for Life Traps: 30 Brilliant Ideas Every Parent Needs To Know
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12. Collapsing blanket in your forts?  No problem, use a fan to keep the blanket up. The bonus is that you'll always know your little camper has enough fresh air to stay comfortable!

Parent Hacks for Life Traps: 30 Brilliant Ideas Every Parent Needs To Know
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13. Tear-free showering is possible for babies too!

Parent Hacks for Life Traps: 30 Brilliant Ideas Every Parent Needs To Know
via Fancy

14. So their out of the crib but falling out of the bed. Solution? Stick a pool noodle under their fitted sheet!

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15. I love this one! Some water and an old spray bottle go a long way when combined with some cute monster stickers. Simply spray in the room to keep those "pests" away!

Parent Hacks for Life Traps: 30 Brilliant Ideas Every Parent Needs To Know
via Crnobelo.com


16. Use a recognizable sticker to help them identify which way their shoes go!

Parent Hacks for Life Traps: 30 Brilliant Ideas Every Parent Needs To Know
via: Babyzone



17. I think I might start doing this one! Sticky messes are in the past.

Parent Hacks for Life Traps: 30 Brilliant Ideas Every Parent Needs To Know
via Crnobelo.com

18. This is one way to keep everyone on the plane happy!

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19. Now you don't need to throw out the crib!

Parent Hacks for Life Traps: 30 Brilliant Ideas Every Parent Needs To Know
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20. Bribery? Kind of, but so smart.

Parent Hacks for Life Traps: 30 Brilliant Ideas Every Parent Needs To Know
via The Chive



21. I have to say, I'm glad we had dial up when I was a kid. This will be a great trick for when my kids grow up.

Parent Hacks for Life Traps: 30 Brilliant Ideas Every Parent Needs To Know
via BuzzFeed

22. Tooth fairy money looking a bit boring? Decorate it with some glitter.
Side note: it looks like the Tooth Fairy's prices raise like gas prices! I remember when $2 was all I got!

Parent Hacks for Life Traps: 30 Brilliant Ideas Every Parent Needs To Know
via Little White Lion


23. A great way to ensure that the toys stay nearby.

Parent Hacks for Life Traps: 30 Brilliant Ideas Every Parent Needs To Know
via LifeHack


24. Keep your banisters good as new (until your kids start coloring on them)... Use a zip tie for those baby gates.

Parent Hacks for Life Traps: 30 Brilliant Ideas Every Parent Needs To Know
via LifeHack


25. I like this idea. Bring a little sparkle to those time outs!
Fill a bottle 3/4 of the way with water, some glitter glue, and some fine glitter. For each time out, flip the bottle over and have your little one sit patiently as the glitter settles. It might calm them down, plus, it will keep them still--because the more movement, the longer the glitter will take to settle, and the longer their time out will last.

Parent Hacks for Life Traps: 30 Brilliant Ideas Every Parent Needs To Know
via Pinterest

26. Would it be okay if I used this as a grown up?

Parent Hacks for Life Traps: 30 Brilliant Ideas Every Parent Needs To Know
via Popsugar

27. Discipline done right:

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via Vsyako-razno.ru

28. The smartest daddy in the world:

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29. When you have a swing set in your backyard and you know you'll be doing it often, invest in a long string. It will be well worth it.Parent Hacks for Life Traps: 30 Brilliant Ideas Every Parent Needs To Know

via Vsyako-razno.ru

30. The easiest way to keep your toilet seats clean!

Parent Hacks for Life Traps: 30 Brilliant Ideas Every Parent Needs To Knowvia Crnobelo.com


Such great ideas! If you have more, please post some pictures! We'd love to see your innovative parenting skills.

Collage/main image source: Crnobelo.com and tottoos.org.