25 Parenting Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

Instagram is not just for posting selfies and food pics, It can be more productive then you give it credit for. Check out these 25 awesome parenting hacks from Instagram.

1. Cut watermelon into sticks to make them easier for little kids to eat.

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2. Keep your kid patient while waiting for the doctor by letting them draw on the exam table paper.

Stuck in the doc office waiting w kids? Outline drawings are a huge time consumer #parenthacks #momtalk #momslife #stayathomelife

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3. Use a healthy snack’s empty packaging to hide your stash of candy.

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4. Use a grabber to make handing snacks to your kids a whole lot easier.

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5. Attach a clip to the end of your kid’s bubble wand to keep it from falling into the container.

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And to keep from having to repeatedly fish it out.

7. Missing things you need? Set your kid loose on a scavenger hunt to find them.

Now this is how you find your lost sunglasses.

8. Pool noodles make a surprisingly effective way to babyproof a coffee table — especially in a pinch.

Cuando llegamos a casa de los abuelos estas vacaciones Santi era todavía un santo que sólo gateaba y no inventaba mucho pero de la noche a la mañana se volvió en un bebé súper activo y medio inventor jaja. Su nueva actividad preferida es pararse agarrado de cualquier mueble, en especial esa mesita de vidrio que ven en la foto Después de quedar agotados de estarlo quitando de ahí todo el día por el miedo de que se pegue con el vidrio se me ocurrió este #hack improvisado de babyproofing y ha funcionado de maravilla Para hacerlo solo necesitas un tubo flotador de piscina. Cortas el tubo del largo de la mesa y lo abres con un corte a lo longitudinal de forma que puedas encajarlo en el borde como ven en la foto. Si tu bebé es capaz de sacarlo puedes asegurarlo con un poco de teipe o cinta adhesiva __________________________________________ When our vacation visiting the grandparents started Santiago was still an angel baby, only crawling and not getting into trouble. But as the weeks have gone by, from one day to the next he turned into a very active baby wanting to explore everything in sight with very little fear. His new favorite activity is standing and cruising holding on to the glass table in the picture After getting exhausted from removing him from the table a hundred times a day in fear that he may fall and hit the glass I came up with this baby-proofing #hack that has worked very well All you need is a floating pool needle. Just cut it to the length of the table and cut a slit along the entire tube. Insert the table's side in the slit and you're done! If your baby is able to take it off secure it with a little tape #mom #mama #momhacks #babyproofing #baby #bebe #tip

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9. Make a pretty terrific diaper caddy out of a wine carrier.

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10. Wash your baby’s socks in a laundry bag so you never lose another one again.

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Where do all of those socks disappear to?

11. Keep your toddler busy by letting him “paint” the fence with water.

A perfect, mess-free summer activity.

12. Use an empty wipes container to store travel snacks for your kids.

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It’s the ideal size for kids’ hands — and you can even keep food cold by putting a reusable ice pack at the bottom.

13. Make keeping track of your kid’s dosages easy by writing a chart on the side of the medicine bottle.

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14. Slice an onion in a fraction of the time by using an apple cutter.

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Once you’ve used it you’ll only have a little more slicing to do.

15. Attach a wooden spoon to a play mat to help with teething.

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16. Instead of buying pricey themed cups. Go with cheap cups and a pack of stickers.

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17. Keep toddlers entertained on a flight by letting them play with gel clings on the window.

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18. Upcycle unused Lego bricks into an impressive bathroom organizer.

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19. Use coffee filters as no-stress “snack bowls” for your kids.

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Not only are they the perfect portion size for kids, but you don’t have to wash them!

20. Use dollar-store bins to make a snack station.

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Hear your kids whine “I’M HUNGRY!” a little bit less often.

21. Make eating healthy snacks fun by putting them in an ice-cube tray.

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Toddlers love getting to pick and choose what to eat next.

22. Put a command hook on the back of a high chair to hang bibs.

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No more desperately searching for a bib right when you’re about to eat.

23. Use shopping cart restraints to stop your toddler from dropping their sippy cup onto the floor.

Parenting level: Expert

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24. Have a kid who refuses to take their medicine? Dip a lollipop into the medicine, then let them suck it. Repeat until all is gone.

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When they finish they can have the rest of the lollipop as a reward.

25. And if you end up at the supermarket with a suddenly sleepy kid, you can use a pack of toilet paper as an on-the-fly pillow.

#dadhack for a tired kiddo.

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Beats carrying your kid around — or listening to them whine — the whole time you’re there.