Do you feel like you’ve read every baby article out there?
From tips on giving birth, to endless listicles, you can find info on almost any baby-related topic you want. But are you actually learning anything new?
Half the time, probably not.
Want some baby hacks that you’ve truly never heard before? That will make you go, ‘Aha, why didn’t I think of that?’ You’re in the right place.
Keep reading for our top baby and toddler hacks.
Place Clean Diapers Underneath Dirty
How many times have you struggled to find a clean diaper for your little one? Or been sprayed with urine during a slow change?
Placing a clean diaper directly under the dirty diaper sounds simple, but it makes a huge difference.
Remove the dirty diaper, use it to throw away wipes and tissues, then whisk away to reveal a clean diaper underneath your baby.
You’ll wonder why you ever did it any other way – and you’ll save on tons of extra cleaning.
Use Hospital Pacifiers to Give Medicine
Got a baby who just doesn’t want to take medicine?
We’ve all been there.
Most healthy babies have six or more colds before their first birthday, so it’s smart to be prepared.
Purchasing a hospital-style pacifier with a hollow opening allows you to drop medicine directly into the pacifier, where your baby should then consume it without making a fuss.
This process might take a while, but the pacifier should soothe your baby in the meantime.
Invest in a Zip Sleeper for Bedtime
Heard about swaddling? Worried you’ll get it wrong?
With a wide range of zip, button, and velcro sleepers now available, there’s no need to drive yourself crazy trying to swaddle correctly.
Your baby will be kept safe, warm, and secure all night long, and you won’t have to worry about them getting tangled in blankets or sheets.
Zip sleepers are also ideal for helping baby to sleep while traveling.
Sleep When Your Baby Sleeps
Are you already feeling the exhaustion?
Maybe you’re attempting to get things done while your baby sleeps, or trying to stick to your old routine?
The best way to get into a good routine with your new baby is to sleep when they sleep. You won’t be disturbed by constant crying, and you’ll have more energy during baby’s waking hours.
Since most newborns take regular naps throughout the day and often wake at night, it’s a losing game to try and stay awake until your usual bedtime.
Where to Find More Baby Hacks
Got a taste for baby hacks and want more?
Try chatting with friends and relatives who already have kids a little older than yours. There’s a good chance they’ll have tons of wisdom to share.
Joining a mother and baby group is another smart move – and it’s also a great way to start socializing with other parents in your area.
Want to learn more hacks to make your life easier? Check out our blog today.