So, parenting is hard. No, really, it’s a major challenge to keep little humans fed, clothed, semi-clean and alive while still trying to have conversations with your partner, see friends, eat actual food, and look presentable yourself. This is why every mom needs those little #momlife hacks that makes life a little easier.
Here are five tips shared by a few seasoned moms with black belts in life-hacking:
Take the baby with you when you shower
Phantom shower crying is a real thing! If you’ve ever tried to take a shower with a newborn sleeping somewhere nearby, you’ll know that you’ll probably end up jumping out of the shower with shampoo in your eye at least three times because you think you hear the baby crying.
A simple way to avoid this mission is to put the baby in their bouncer or reclining chair and take them to the bathroom with you – this way you can check if they’re okay without having to leave the shower.
Dip the medicine dispenser in honey
If your older child does not want to drink their medicine because it tastes ‘yucky’, dip the medicine dispenser (or the edge of the spoon) in honey before you give it to them. This way they taste the honey rather than the medicine itself.
Invest in a good-looking diaper bag
When you have a young child in tow, it doesn’t make sense to lug around a diaper bag and a handbag. Instead, invest in a sturdy, good-looking diaper bag that also has space for your cell phone, wallet, makeup and other on-the-go essentials.
Care about the planet? Cloth diaper!
While disposable nappies and wet wipes are very convenient, it’s also super expensive and very bad for the planet – a single throw-away diaper takes 500 years to decompose. Plus it’s all chemicals! On your baby’s bum! If you care about the planet (and your wallet), look into using modern cloth nappies. You can even rent a newborn stash if you want to try before you buy.
Cook with the kids to make food fun
If you have picky eaters in your house, it helps to cook with them – kids are far more likely to eat food that they helped to prepare themselves. Make it extra fun by adding props like chefs hats and aprons to the mix.
Following these guidelines will have you momming like a pro in no time at all. Check back soon for more helpful hints and tips. In the meantime, remember to keep an eye on our Facebook page and Instagram profile for style inspiration, info on special offers and more.