Parenting is a fulltime job that requires a lot of attention and energy. Many people (*cough* husbands *cough*) consider staying at home and taking care of the kids and keeping the house in order as easy. Believe me when I say being a fulltime mom is far from easy. But, there are simple hacks that will make you an even more awesome parent. We are going to take a look at some of them in this article.
Organizing Your Children’s Clothes
One of the things kids hate is wearing the wrong clothes. When you have more than one kid at home, it is easy to get confused when sorting out their laundries. This is a common problem many moms face; luckily, there is a simple solution.
Use something called the dot system. You basically mark the label of your children’s clothes with dots. One dot for the first child, two dots for the second, and so on. This will make sorting out their clothes so much easier to do. It will also save you a lot of time.
Laundry Basket for Bath Times
Kids, especially younger ones, love to play when taking a bath. It is also very fun to watch them with their toys as they enjoy a nice bath. Let’s not forget that toys make applying soap or shampoo easier as well.
Unfortunately, the toys often float away from your child. This is a problem that can be fixed with a laundry basket. Place the basket inside your bathtub and put your child – and his or her toys – within the basket. The toys will now be within reach throughout the bath.
Keep Doors from Getting Locked
One of the worst nightmares parents can have is to have their children locked inside a room. There is often no way to get into the room. This is an even worse situation when the room is filled with items kids shouldn’t be playing with.
This hack will help keep your child locked in the bathroom. Put a rubber band across the two handles and you will never have to worry about your children getting locked in the bathroom. Depending on the handles of the other rooms, the same hack can be used as well.
It is not easy to get kids to study, but a good hack that works is to study together. Instead of guiding them or helping them with their homework, you can show them that you’re studying too. Kids will happily imitate what you are doing and study on their own.
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These are just simple hacks you can apply right away, but they can make parenting so much easier to do. You’ll be even more awesome as a parent that you already are once you start trying these tips.