This is one for all you parents out there. Need a little help with the kids? Who doesn't. Well you're in luck thanks to this list of simple yet effective parenting hacks that are sure to make your life just that little bit easier.


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Compiled by Bored Panda, the tips and tricks you'll find below are worth their weight in gold. Want your kids to stop fighting in the car? Looking for the perfect place to hide candy? Want your kids to eat their vegetables or take their medicine? Whatever it is, we've got the solution. Don't forget to vote for the best! You can thank us later.

#1 Use Cardboard To Stop Car Fighting Like This Genius Dad Did

Use Cardboard To Stop Car Fighting Like This Genius Dad Did

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The Alchemist 1 year ago

My brother would probably cut a hole in the wall.

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#2 It's Not Medicine, It's Pepsi

It's Not Medicine, It's Pepsi

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Željko Erak 10 months ago

what if its placebo?

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#3 Metal Dad Lvl 80

Metal Dad Lvl 80

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Michel M. Prins 1 year ago

This is genius!

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#4 Keep Your Toddler Busy By Letting Them Paint The Fence With Water

Keep Your Toddler Busy By Letting Them Paint The Fence With Water

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Samantha P 1 year ago

Best idea ever!! The kid still has something to do and if the kid gets something on the clothes then it will dry with no stain!!

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#5 Use A Fitted Sheet To Keep The Sand Out At The Beach

Use A Fitted Sheet To Keep The Sand Out At The Beach

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Gabriel Denis 1 year ago

So why go at the beach ?

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#6 Recycle Old Cot Into A Craft Or Work Spot For Your Kids

Recycle Old Cot Into A Craft Or Work Spot For Your Kids

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Adam Lee 1 year ago

This is so creative!

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#7 Hide Your Candies In Frozen Beans Bag

Hide Your Candies In Frozen Beans Bag

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Yvonne Bernal 1 year ago

HILARIOUS.... Not many kids would bother to look inside a package of Edamame!

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#8 Put A Bean Filled Glove On Your Baby's Back When You Want Your Kids To Feel Loved, But You're Too Tired

Put A Bean Filled Glove On Your Baby's Back When You Want Your Kids To Feel Loved, But You're Too Tired

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Yvonne Bernal 1 year ago

One of the best ideas here! I'm surprised this hack isn't further up the list!

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#9 Leave Your Kids With Their Creativity In The Empty Box

Leave Your Kids With Their Creativity In The Empty Box

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Superluminal1 1 year ago

Thinking inside the box!?

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#10 Color Their Routine And Teach Time Management

Color Their Routine And Teach Time Management

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Kjorn 1 year ago

bath before supper?

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#11 Put Stickers On Your Kid's Shoes To Teach Them To Put Them On The Right Feet

Put Stickers On Your Kid's Shoes To Teach Them To Put Them On The Right Feet

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Kjorn 1 year ago

don't think the sticker would stay there more than one day

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#12 Put Your Kid To Work By Turning Chores Into Fun Games

Put Your Kid To Work By Turning Chores Into Fun Games

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Yvonne Bernal 1 year ago

Very creative! (And removable too, once the chore is complete)

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#13 Make A Table Hammock With A Bedsheet For Your Kids

Make A Table Hammock With A Bedsheet For Your Kids

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Liz Miller 1 year ago

I want an adult version for myself!

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#14 Turn a Coffee Cup Lid Into A Drip Catcher

Turn a Coffee Cup Lid Into A Drip Catcher

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Fatemeh 1 year ago

Not just for children! For all mankind!

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#15 Detangle Doll's Hair With Dish Soap And Hair Conditioner

Detangle Doll's Hair With Dish Soap And Hair Conditioner

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Yvonne Bernal 1 year ago

Skip the dish soap (unless the doll hair is dirty) just use the conditioner and it works. I've used it on all my nieces dolls.

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#16 Use Butcher Paper To Create An Endless "White Board"

Use Butcher Paper To Create An Endless "White Board"

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Yvonne Bernal 1 year ago

Why not just put the white board up and save the hassle of the picture frame and worse yet, a 5 lb. roll of paper hanging above your child's head?

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#17 Give Your Kids Controllers That Are Not Hookep Up. They Will Play Like This For Hours

Give Your Kids Controllers That Are Not Hookep Up. They Will Play Like This For Hours

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Yvonne Bernal 1 year ago

It's all fun and games until they figure it out. And today's kids would NOT take too long to figure this out.

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#18 Use Toilet Paper Rolls To Create A Garage For Toy Cars

Use Toilet Paper Rolls To Create A Garage For Toy Cars

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Melissa Gladden 1 year ago

We gave our sons tons of pvc, connectors and lots of marbles. Gave him hours of constructive entertainment

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#19 Keep Baby Still During Photoshoot By Using Dad As A Prop

Keep Baby Still During Photoshoot By Using Dad As A Prop

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Yvonne Bernal 1 year ago

Very clever! Any baby would love to cuddle on top of daddy!

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#20 Give Your Kids This To Help Them Battle Scary Monsters At Night

Give Your Kids This To Help Them Battle Scary Monsters At Night

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Niềng Răng Lăng Xăng 1 year ago

and every morning you will find out the bed is wet....

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#21 Starting In Kindergarten, Put Your Child's Graduation Year On A Large T-Shirt And Take A Picture With The Same T-Shirt Every Year To Watch The Child Growing Up

Starting In Kindergarten, Put Your Child's Graduation Year On A Large T-Shirt And Take A Picture With The Same T-Shirt Every Year To Watch The Child Growing Up

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Hope Floats 1 year ago

Tiggy......How can that thought even enter your mind? You plan for your child's FUTURE...Not their death!! Wow...Really shocked by this comment!!

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#22 Cover Your Baby's Crib With A Sheet. This Will Keep Baby From Getting Bitten Up By Mosquitoes

Cover Your Baby's Crib With A Sheet. This Will Keep Baby From Getting Bitten Up By Mosquitoes

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Yvonne Bernal 1 year ago

It also protects the sun from hitting their little eyes.

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#23 When You Can't Find Your Glasses Or Charger Just Make A Hunting Game For Your Kid To Help You

When You Can't Find Your Glasses Or Charger Just Make A Hunting Game For Your Kid To Help You

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Liz Miller 1 year ago

Ok I need to do this for all the items I've lost somewhere in my home. Can i borrow someone's kid?

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#24 Use Slick Paint To Prevent Slipping On The Floor

Use Slick Paint To Prevent Slipping On The Floor

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Áine Caulfield 1 year ago

And on the knees of baby clothes as they learn to crawl!

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#25 Create A Chart On The Prescription Bottle To Track When You Give Your Kids Their Medicine

Create A Chart On The Prescription Bottle To Track When You Give Your Kids Their Medicine

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Cassie 1 year ago

Good idea!

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#26 Use A Plastic Egg To Keep Unfinished Lollipop Clean

Use A Plastic Egg To Keep Unfinished Lollipop Clean

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Simona Kibartaitė 1 year ago

Kjorn, you know, that there are more countries in the world, not obly usa? :)

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#27 Use A Fan To Inflate Your Children’s Bed Fort

Use A Fan To Inflate Your Children’s Bed Fort

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VTree 1 year ago

Lol this was me every night when I was little!! I thought I was so clever =)

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#28 Use Pool Noodle Will Protect Your Kids From Serious Injuries

Use Pool Noodle Will Protect Your Kids From Serious Injuries

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Lucia Colaco 1 year ago

And A Very Cool Way To Keep A Decorated Trampoline.

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#29 Use Frozen Marshmallows To Make A Great Ouchie Pack. Soft And Not Too Cold

Use Frozen Marshmallows To Make A Great Ouchie Pack. Soft And Not Too Cold

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#30 Turn An Old DVD Box Into A Coloring Case

Turn An Old DVD Box Into A Coloring Case

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Roselientje 1 year ago

Very creative thinking

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#31 Put Colorful Glow Sticks In Your Kid's Bathtub To Make Him Feel Like Jedi

Put Colorful Glow Sticks In Your Kid's Bathtub To Make Him Feel Like Jedi

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Cass Posada 1 year ago

I will do this for me!

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#32 Turn A Builder Grade Vanity Into A Child Friendly Vanity By Converting The Toekick To A Step Drawer

Turn A Builder Grade Vanity Into A Child Friendly Vanity By Converting The Toekick To A Step Drawer

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Robert O 1 year ago

Nice!

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#33 Keep A Door Open With Rubber Bands To Protect Your Kids From Getting Locked In The Bathroom

Keep A Door Open With Rubber Bands To Protect Your Kids From Getting Locked In The Bathroom

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Tin Vrban 1 year ago

Ahh, Americans.. -.- Use a normal door handle that anyone can use, even cats and dogs. 6-58398799a5f19.jpg 6-58398799a5f19.jpg

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#34 To Avoid Perpetuating Gender Stereotypes, Give Your Kids A Mix Of Dolls And Toy Cars To Play With

To Avoid Perpetuating Gender Stereotypes, Give Your Kids A Mix Of Dolls And Toy Cars To Play With

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Yvonne Bernal 1 year ago

Kids learn this crap from their parents. Let the kid be a kid and play with WHATEVER toy they prefer.... I had both dolls, dishes, trucks AND army men!

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#35 Get Your Kid A Temporary Tattoo With Your Phone Number

Get Your Kid A Temporary Tattoo With Your Phone Number

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Lisa Boutin 1 year ago

Or use a fine point sharpie, let it dry and put liquid skin over it. Less expensive than custom temp tattoos

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#36 Keep Your Baby’s Eyes Safe And Dry With A Baby Shower Cap

Keep Your Baby’s Eyes Safe And Dry With A Baby Shower Cap

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Daria B 1 year ago

Awwww..... That baby's a deep thinker already. ♥

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#37 Prevent Your Child's Toys From Floating Away In The Bathtub And Make Bathtime Generally Easier

Prevent Your Child's Toys From Floating Away In The Bathtub And Make Bathtime Generally Easier

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Cassie 1 year ago

Use a little tin tub instead of the basket to achieve the same result and save water. When kiddo outgrows the tub, you can use it as a cute planter or a toy box that doesn't look ugly in the living room.

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#38 Prevent Your Kid's Little Fingers From Getting Slammed In Doors With A Pool Noodle

Prevent Your Kid's Little Fingers From Getting Slammed In Doors With A Pool Noodle

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Lindsey Schwarte 1 year ago

I use this and it works like a charm! Love it! No smashed fingers, no kids locked in rooms, it's great!

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#39 Use These Animal Toothpaste Caps So They Don’t Forget To Brush Their Teeth

Use These Animal Toothpaste Caps So They Don’t Forget To Brush Their Teeth

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Apollo 1 year ago

I want those for myself!

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#40 Let You Kids Sit On Stability Balls While Doing Homework. It Can Help Them To Concentrate

Let You Kids Sit On Stability Balls While Doing Homework. It Can Help Them To Concentrate

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Clara Bunnell 1 year ago

My 5th grade teacher did that for my class. It was really fun and kept us active.

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#41 Put A "You Shall Not Pass" Sign To Teach Your Kids How To Save Toilet Paper

Put A "You Shall Not Pass" Sign To Teach Your Kids How To Save Toilet Paper

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Superluminal1 1 year ago

Not an encouraging sign when entering the bathroom.

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#42 Wash You Kid's Legos At Least Once A Month In Washing Machine

Wash You Kid's Legos At Least Once A Month In Washing Machine

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Ksenia Cheskidova 1 year ago

Otherwise little angry germs will immunize your baby and he wouldn't have his astma

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#43 Use An Old Box To Make Them A Cardboard Slide

Use An Old Box To Make Them A Cardboard Slide

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Kaileigh the Kitsune 1 year ago

How are you suppose to get UP the stairs?

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#44 Put Velcro On Your Rugs. Easy To Lift For Cleaning But Stays In Place All Day Long

Put Velcro On Your Rugs. Easy To Lift For Cleaning But Stays In Place All Day Long

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Flora Polvado 1 year ago

Be careful on hardwood, the sticky can mess up the finish

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#45 Make A DIY Bottle Holder So That Babies Can Hold It Themselves

Make A DIY Bottle Holder So That Babies Can Hold It Themselves

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HansasKansas 1 year ago

Really unsafe. Can lead to choking in children under 1 year old - still developing motor skills. Never do this.

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#46 Keep Your Kids From Falling Out Of Bed With Pool Noodle

Keep Your Kids From Falling Out Of Bed With Pool Noodle

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Benny Lava 1 year ago

"This article is sponsored by The Pool Noodle Company"

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#47 Make A DIY Wall Shelf From A Wire Hanger

Make A DIY Wall Shelf From A Wire Hanger

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Kaileigh the Kitsune 1 year ago

Love you forever toilet

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#48 Make A Reusable Babysitting Info Board

Make A Reusable Babysitting Info Board

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Pamela Beuret 1 year ago

*^* Sid and Nacy got a happy ending after all....

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#49 Use A Laundry Basket And Rope To Make A Pull-Along Snow Sled

Use A Laundry Basket And Rope To Make A Pull-Along Snow Sled

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Robert O 1 year ago

or spend 5 bucks on a sled

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#50 Use A Long Rope To Help Your Kids To Swing While Enjoying Your Drink

Use A Long Rope To Help Your Kids To Swing While Enjoying Your Drink

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Daria B 1 year ago

The picture's too small to tell, but she seems a bit upset... It's not about pulling the swing, it's about quality time with parents. I don't wanna judge, though, dunno the situation here, but this is how it looks.

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#51 Reuse An Old Shampoo Bottle To Help Your Little Kids That Can't Reach The Tap

Reuse An Old Shampoo Bottle To Help Your Little Kids That Can't Reach The Tap

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Eva Tóthová 1 year ago

why would you put there SO short tap anyway... nobody can wash comfortably their hands under that abomination

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#52 Cut Watermelon Into Little Sticks To Make It Easier For Your Kids To Eat

Cut Watermelon Into Little Sticks To Make It Easier For Your Kids To Eat

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Pavel Nekoranec 1 year ago

I do that for me as well ...

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#53 Use A Pool Noodle To Make The Edges Of Tables Safe For Your Kids

Use A Pool Noodle To Make The Edges Of Tables Safe For Your Kids

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Lazar Djokic 1 year ago

Gotta agree with Erika :)

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#54 Use A Hot Glue Gun To Seal Bath Toys

Use A Hot Glue Gun To Seal Bath Toys

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Lazar Djokic 1 year ago

Okay Idea but when my brother plays with bath toys he loves to fill them with water and then squish the water out, like this bath time would be boring for him.

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#55 Get A Baby Stroller And Scooter Hybrid To Make Strolling More Fun

Get A Baby Stroller And Scooter Hybrid To Make Strolling More Fun

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Harvey Tydeman 1 year ago

that just looks dangerous for the baby

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#56 Mommy Tip: Just Bring The Feet Instead Of Your Kid When You're Going Shopping For Shoes

Mommy Tip: Just Bring The Feet Instead Of Your Kid When You're Going Shopping For Shoes

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Laury M. 1 year ago

I had to buy shoes for my 5-year-old niece last summer, who forgot hers at her mom's. Two pairs of the same size didn't fit the same in her feet. I'd rather not risk having to return with the kid.

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#57 Make Glittery Money To Bring Your Tooth Fairy Game To The Next Level

Make Glittery Money To Bring Your Tooth Fairy Game To The Next Level

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Cody Eriksen 1 year ago

illegal by the way.. but still cool

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#58 Avoid The Torture That Is Stepping On A Lego In The Middle Of The Night By Using This Playmat

Avoid The Torture That Is Stepping On A Lego In The Middle Of The Night By Using This Playmat

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Cassie 1 year ago

It's cute that you think the Legos will stay within the confines of the play mat. ^_^

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#59 Stop Losing Your Kid With Forget-Me-Not Kid Mittens

Stop Losing Your Kid With Forget-Me-Not Kid Mittens

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Tiny Dynamine 1 year ago

So no different to holding their hand then.

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#60 Throw Hair Tail Around The Roll And Have The Situation Under Control

Throw Hair Tail Around The Roll And Have The Situation Under Control

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Joel Ei 1 year ago

Better idea: keep bathroom doors closed/locked. Kids shouldn't be in there alone anyway.

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#61 Use Boxing Gloves As A Comfortable Backrest

Use Boxing Gloves As A Comfortable Backrest

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Daria B 1 year ago

The girl looks so tough those boxing gloves might actually belong to her. ♥

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#62 Use Bicycle Inner Tubes Tied Around Each Shelf So Your Baby Can't Access The Books

Use Bicycle Inner Tubes Tied Around Each Shelf So Your Baby Can't Access The Books

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Kaaro Palaganas 1 year ago

Or just supervise them when around the bookshelf. They need early access to literature.

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#63 Make Homemade Ice Cream With Sprite And Gummy Bears

Make Homemade Ice Cream With Sprite And Gummy Bears

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The Alchemist 1 year ago

And diabetes.

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#64 Use A Vacuum To Tie Your Daughter’s Hair

Use A Vacuum To Tie Your Daughter’s Hair

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Daria B 1 year ago

Still looks like it needs some skills and techniques....

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#65 Dip A Lollipop In Medicine Until Your Kid Takes It All And Then They Can Finish The Lollipop

Dip A Lollipop In Medicine Until Your Kid Takes It All And Then They Can Finish The Lollipop

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Alice Galipo 10 months ago

It's a sucker, it's not that big of a deal unless the medicine says take on an empty stomach.

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#66 Make Your Own Baby Video Monitor

Make Your Own Baby Video Monitor

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Tony Mascareñas 1 year ago

Good except the charger.

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#67 Get A Toddler 'Off The Nook' By Cutting Away A Small Piece Of The Nipple Each Time Your Child Uses It

Get A Toddler 'Off The Nook' By Cutting Away A Small Piece Of The Nipple Each Time Your Child Uses It

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starla4 1 year ago

Great! Now how do I get her to stop sucking her fingers? I don't think this method will translate. Lol

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#68 Avoid Snow In The Gloves By Using Tape To Cover The Gaps

Avoid Snow In The Gloves By Using Tape To Cover The Gaps

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Laury M. 1 year ago

How about you just have the kids put decently-sized gloves/mittens on BEFORE putting the coat on, and have the cuffs do the same thing?

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