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If you think that life is already hard, wait until you have kids of your own. Yes, raising kids is a magical journey in creating a decent human being and yet as rewarding and fulfilling it is, parenting is also probably the hardest task known to the human race. The sleepless nights, the pee on a bed, the vomit on your favorite t-shirt and other hardships that are aplenty can sometimes be alleviated with clever life hacks, though.

We here at Bored Panda have collected a list of genius parenting tips and tricks that will leave you wondering: “Why didn't I think of that before?” From clever life advice on keeping your toddlers occupied, to life tips on getting your kid eating healthy and all the other possible parenthood hacks, you'll find all the necessary parenting advice on easy rearing here.

Scroll down below to check the life hacks for kids and adults alike out for yourself, and don't forget to upvote the best ones!

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Creative Hack

Creative Hack

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    No Bathtub? Here's The Solution: Baby Pool In The Shower Cabin. It's Also Handy When Travelling

    No Bathtub? Here's The Solution: Baby Pool In The Shower Cabin. It's Also Handy When Travelling

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    the fact that that pool fits perfectly in that shower tho seriously satisfies my soul

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    #6

    Use A Tent To Make A Sandpit. You Will Be Able To Close It During The Night To Keep The Cats Out

    Use A Tent To Make A Sandpit. You Will Be Able To Close It During The Night To Keep The Cats Out

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    Carseat Hack That Could Save Lives

    Carseat Hack That Could Save Lives

    Write out child’s name, DOB, parents names, emergency contacts, any medical conditions, any meds your child is on and even child’s doctor, then stick it to the child’s car seat. In the event of an accident and the parents are unconscious, this information will be extremely helpful to EMS

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Also blood type. Rally cars have the names of the driver and co- driver with their blood type on the side of the car.

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    #8

    I Took A Rectangle-Shaped Tupperware And We Made 'Snow Blocks' For An 'Igloo'. My Boys Absolutely Loved It

    I Took A Rectangle-Shaped Tupperware And We Made 'Snow Blocks' For An 'Igloo'. My Boys Absolutely Loved It

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    Although We Tell Our Daughter To Not Run Into Parking Lots, It Doesn't Mean She Is Going To Listen. I Bought This Car Magnet And It Has Been A Miracle Worker. She Loves Keeping Her Hand On The Bright Colors While Waiting For Mom And Will Try So Hard To Match Her Fingers To The Magnet's

    Although We Tell Our Daughter To Not Run Into Parking Lots, It Doesn't Mean She Is Going To Listen. I Bought This Car Magnet And It Has Been A Miracle Worker. She Loves Keeping Her Hand On The Bright Colors While Waiting For Mom And Will Try So Hard To Match Her Fingers To The Magnet's

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    My Toddler Was Busy For Over 30 Minutes Playing With These Window Stickers On The Plane. Easy To Pack, Fun For Them, And Cheap!

    My Toddler Was Busy For Over 30 Minutes Playing With These Window Stickers On The Plane. Easy To Pack, Fun For Them, And Cheap!

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    Meirl

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    Keep A Cheap Potty Chair In Your Car Along With A Few Diapers. If Your Child Needs To Go To The Bathroom When There Isn’t One, Open A Diaper And Put In The Bottom Of The Potty Chair. When He Is Done, Wrap Up The Diaper And Done. No Mess

    Keep A Cheap Potty Chair In Your Car Along With A Few Diapers. If Your Child Needs To Go To The Bathroom When There Isn’t One, Open A Diaper And Put In The Bottom Of The Potty Chair. When He Is Done, Wrap Up The Diaper And Done. No Mess

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    If You Have To Bring Your Stroller Indoors Put Shower Caps On The Wheels To Prevent Bringing The Dirt Inside

    If You Have To Bring Your Stroller Indoors Put Shower Caps On The Wheels To Prevent Bringing The Dirt Inside

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    Put Masking Tape On A Carpet For Your Kid To Play With Toy Cars

    Put Masking Tape On A Carpet For Your Kid To Play With Toy Cars

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I know a store where you can buy tape with a road on it just for this. it's super cool

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    When Giving Meds, Write Out All The Planned Dosages On The Bottle Before Starting, Then, As Each One Is Given, Mark It Off. Eliminates Any Issues That Might Arise From Sleep-Deprived Forgetfulness

    When Giving Meds, Write Out All The Planned Dosages On The Bottle Before Starting, Then, As Each One Is Given, Mark It Off. Eliminates Any Issues That Might Arise From Sleep-Deprived Forgetfulness

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    In Need Of A Little Bit Of Hands Free Time? Place Your Baby In Front Of The Washing Machine For A Whole New World Of Entertainment

    In Need Of A Little Bit Of Hands Free Time? Place Your Baby In Front Of The Washing Machine For A Whole New World Of Entertainment

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    Ask Your Child To Sort Little Things Like Felt Balls Or Colourful Pasta Into A Muffin Pan

    Ask Your Child To Sort Little Things Like Felt Balls Or Colourful Pasta Into A Muffin Pan

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    My daughter loved doing this. At 8 years old, she still uses more time sorting beads than actually using them :)

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    #19

    French Fry Apples Anyone? When Your Toddler Doesn't Want Apples, Cut Them Like This And Pretend You Made Apple French Fries

    French Fry Apples Anyone? When Your Toddler Doesn't Want Apples, Cut Them Like This And Pretend You Made Apple French Fries

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    5 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Apples were actually one of the few fruits I liked as a kid. Especially the green ones.

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    Parenting Done Right

    Parenting Done Right

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    My family still tries to talk to me when I am listening to my music. 😠

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    #22

    When You Go Out, Color Code Your Brood. Makes It Easier To Spot Them In The Crowd

    When You Go Out, Color Code Your Brood. Makes It Easier To Spot Them In The Crowd

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    We did this once, didn't realise it was St Patricks day.......never seen little Jimmy again

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    Use Bottle Nipple As Medicine Dispenser

    Use Bottle Nipple As Medicine Dispenser

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    If You Have A Kid With A Walker, Use Pool Noodles As Bumpers To Save Your Walls And Ankles

    If You Have A Kid With A Walker, Use Pool Noodles As Bumpers To Save Your Walls And Ankles

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    When I first saw the picture, I thought it was to allow the baby to float in a pool......

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    Clean Non-Electronic Plastic Toys In A Dishwasher

    Clean Non-Electronic Plastic Toys In A Dishwasher

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Or Lego's in a pillowcase or washingbag with a zipper and into the washingmachine on a wool programe :D

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    Bring Crayons To The Doctor When Your Kids Have A Check Up. It Keeps Everyone Distracted During Wait Times

    Bring Crayons To The Doctor When Your Kids Have A Check Up. It Keeps Everyone Distracted During Wait Times

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    Sprinkle Some Cinnamon In A Sandbox To Keep Bugs Away

    Sprinkle Some Cinnamon In A Sandbox To Keep Bugs Away

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    In A Super Pinch, Suitcase Can Double As A Sleeper

    In A Super Pinch, Suitcase Can Double As A Sleeper

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    Use Shoe Storage Bag To Store And Organize Legos By Color

    Use Shoe Storage Bag To Store And Organize Legos By Color

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    thats boring to me. Better have a huge pile of legos to dive and dig in, thats the life^^

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    Disposable Gloves Hack

    Disposable Gloves Hack

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    We would put our feet inside plastic bags over our socks inside our boots as well.

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    #32

    A Frozen Sponge In A Ziplock Is The Perfect Way To Keep Kids Lunches Cold

    A Frozen Sponge In A Ziplock Is The Perfect Way To Keep Kids Lunches Cold

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    Does Anyone Else Use The Bathtub (Minus Water) As A Play Pen When Having A Shower?

    Does Anyone Else Use The Bathtub (Minus Water) As A Play Pen When Having A Shower?

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    this doesn't work when your babies are able to turn on the water in the bath tub and you don't want them to

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    Mom Tip: Yogurt Plus Food Coloring = Safe Edible Paint

    Mom Tip: Yogurt Plus Food Coloring = Safe Edible Paint

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I don't think it is a good idea. You should teach your kid not to eat paint.

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    Put Up A “Spy Window”. Very Time You Want To Check On The Kids You Won't Need To Go All The Way Down The Stairs

    Put Up A “Spy Window”. Very Time You Want To Check On The Kids You Won't Need To Go All The Way Down The Stairs

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I don't really get this one. I mean how many of us have spaces we can perfectly place a mirror to 'spy' on children? What if the children aren't in view of the spy hole? Surely the easiest option is too just walk down the stairs lol

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    Put A Paper Sheet In A Ziplock Bag Together With Some Paint And Let Your Child "Paint" Mess-Free

    Put A Paper Sheet In A Ziplock Bag Together With Some Paint And Let Your Child "Paint" Mess-Free

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I do this now! It's nice and simple, though I wouldn't say it's completely mess free.

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    Attach A Sippy Cup To Your Kid’s Car Seat. This Way You Won't Have To Turn Around And Pick It Up Every Time Your Kid Drops It

    Attach A Sippy Cup To Your Kid’s Car Seat. This Way You Won't Have To Turn Around And Pick It Up Every Time Your Kid Drops It

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    Knit A Childproof Door Knob Cover To Avoid Getting Locked Out Or To Keep Children Away Of Entering Certain Rooms

    Knit A Childproof Door Knob Cover To Avoid Getting Locked Out Or To Keep Children Away Of Entering Certain Rooms

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    That's crocheted... (Sorry...I crochet so it makes me a bit of an annoying nerd in the department.)

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    Ask Your Keiki For A Toy They Want The 'Switch Witch' To Bring Them. Halloween Night When They Go To Bed All Their Candy Goes Next To Their Pillow. Switch Witch Arrives While They're Sleeping And Switches Their Candy For The Toy

    Ask Your Keiki For A Toy They Want The 'Switch Witch' To Bring Them. Halloween Night When They Go To Bed All Their Candy Goes Next To Their Pillow. Switch Witch Arrives While They're Sleeping And Switches Their Candy For The Toy

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    When Getting Out Of The Car By A Road Or In A Car Park, Ask Your Child To Touch ‘The Spot’ Aka The Fuel Cover Thingy! Especially Helpful For Anyone With Multiple Children Trying To Get Everyone Out Of The Car!

    When Getting Out Of The Car By A Road Or In A Car Park, Ask Your Child To Touch ‘The Spot’ Aka The Fuel Cover Thingy! Especially Helpful For Anyone With Multiple Children Trying To Get Everyone Out Of The Car!

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I don't get this one? What if the fuel cover is on the side of the road?

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    Sometimes I Have To Disguise Oatmeal Within A Banana To Get My Child To Eat. He’s Been Eating The Same Bite Of Banana And New Oatmeal This Whole Time

    Sometimes I Have To Disguise Oatmeal Within A Banana To Get My Child To Eat. He’s Been Eating The Same Bite Of Banana And New Oatmeal This Whole Time

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    Teach A Child To Hold A Pencil Using A Kleenex

    Teach A Child To Hold A Pencil Using A Kleenex

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I Agree with Sunflowers. This grip is tortuous. It could be I've been conditioned by two decades of drawing, but I can't help but hold my pencil using only two fingers - either thumb/index, thumb/middle or index/middle and, in each case, the other fingers are used as support, so they're in contact with the surface I'm drawing/writing on, not the palm. Frankly, I think it's a mistake to teach a child a single, "proper", pencil grip. Let them experiment with it and find their own. It's the same as forcing left-handed people to write their right, because that's the "proper" way, because it might mess with their perception of right and left. Both my dad and girlfriend are left-handed and have been forced to use their right for writing in school, so I know this one from experience. It gets especially visible when they're tired or unattentive - you tell them to turn right and they unthinkingly turn left.

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    Use Shopping Cart Restraints To Secure Your Toddler's Sippy Cup

    Use Shopping Cart Restraints To Secure Your Toddler's Sippy Cup

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    Carry An ‘Out Of Order’ Sign In Your Wallet At All Times In Case You Encounter An Unexpected Delay Machine

    Carry An ‘Out Of Order’ Sign In Your Wallet At All Times In Case You Encounter An Unexpected Delay Machine

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Or just teach yourt kid that "No" means "No" and they will get to ride it another time.

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