Parents have to be some of the most resourceful humans in the world. Every day, they face crazy situations that no one could have prepared them for even if they tried.
But from these situations come some incredible hacks that can be passed down to other parents who might really need them.
Every Bathroom Needs This Sticker
This person put a sticker on the bathroom wall that says, “you shall not pass.”
The idea is that any kid, or maybe adult, using that bathroom will know when they’ve taken enough toilet paper.
A Not-So-Sweet Surprise
Kids aren’t that hard to trick. That’s probably not a great thing to say out loud, but it’s true.
That’s why doing something as simple as making a vegetable look like candy would work.
No One Wants Cough Syrup
Want your kids to stay out of the maple syrup in the fridge? It seems like the solution is putting it in an unmarked glass jar and writing “cough syrup” on the side.
Who is going to take the chance?
Cheese, Coming To The Rescue Again
Just when we thought cheese couldn’t be any more amazing than it is, this photo changes everything.
Here we see a cheese string being used to keep some much-needed wine fresh for after the kids go to bed.
You’ll Never Lose Socks Again
This mom was tired of losing socks in the laundry, so she got some little snaps and attached them to the top of the socks.
Now she’ll never lose them again.
No One Is The Wiser
It really is the worst when someone is using your Netflix account and they go in and start messing up your algorithm.
Looks like changing your icon to an update prompt will keep people out.
Who Is Going To Have The Best Drawing?
Dad really needed to have a nap, but he also wanted to watch the kids. His solution?
Take the nap and tell the kids to have a drawing contest to see who could draw him the best.
No Yogurt Mess Again
The solution is so simple, but those are usually the ones we overlook.
Putting a straw in a yogurt tube will stop your kids from squishing it all over themselves.
Babyproof With Diapers
There seems to be a ton of diapers around all the time, so why not put them to good use?
Who needs a fancy corner protector when you can just duct-tape a diaper onto the corner of your tables?
Finally, A Use For Coffee Stoppers
The coffee stoppers seem too sturdy to be just recycled when you’re done with them. It turns out you can use them as an emergency hair accessory.
All you have to do is twist up the hair and stick it through.
The Last Place They’d Look
She knew that the last place her kids—or her husband, for that matter—were ever going to look was in the dishwasher, because no one uses it but her.
That’s the perfect place to hide snacks.
A Multifunctional Baby Stroller
If you take the baby out of the stroller, it’s basically a shopping cart you can take with you.
It’s really not a bad idea when you think about going places like the farmers market.
He’s Not Going Anywhere
Here’s a good way to make sure that your kid is going to stay put while you try to get 20 minutes of shuteye.
Tie a sheet around them, and they can’t go anywhere!
Keep That Laundry Seperated
Do you find that going through the laundry after you’ve washed and folded it all is a bit of a hassle?
Putting some dividers in the laundry basket will help you divide them up and make it easier to put them away where they belong.
Keeping Baby Out This Time
The great thing about those little baby cages is that they’re just as good for keeping kids out of things as they are at keeping kids inside of them.
Case in point, this genius dad protecting his kid from the BBQ.
Get Those Kids To Eat Those Peas
Like with most things, if you surround it with potato, it’s a sure bet to be something that your kid, or any person, is going to end up eating.
It would work for me.
It’s A Perfect Fit
Do you not want to spend a bunch of money on socket covers? Do you not like the ones on the market?
You can use the tops of the wipes packages to make a convenient little door.
Get The Ice Cube Shapes You Want
If your ice cube trays aren’t giving you what you want, then here’s a good way to get some thin ice cubes.
Just freeze a bunch of water in some gloves.
That’s Not A Long List
Mom wanted the chores done, so she knew the right way to get them done.
You take away the Wi-Fi, you take away their lifeline, and they’re going to do whatever you want to get it back.
They’re Going To Win The Game For Sure
You want some time to play your video games, but the kids are asking to play too?
Unplug some controllers and give them the illusion of playing. They’ll never know.
They’re Such Busybodies Anyway
This is a genius idea. Little ones are such busybodies anyway.
Why not fit them with a bit of a dusting cloth for the floor? Everyone wins that way.
Vodka Is The Answer To Everything
Don’t have a rolling pin but feel like doing some cooking? No problem!
Get that bottle of vodka or wine out of the cupboard and throw some flour on it. Problem solved.
She Took Matters Into Her Own Hands
This woman, like all of us, was sick of not having useable pockets on her pants.
So she took matters into her own hands and sewed some on herself. That’s pretty sweet.
Keep Those Hands Warm
Want to avoid getting cold and wet hands while you’re sipping your necessary iced coffee?
Wrapping a diaper around it is a great way to make sure that you’re getting the best of the situation.
Much Less Mess
Those little Popsicle holders are for so much more than Popsicles.
Literally any food that you can fit in it will be easier to eat and create less mess than if your kid was left to their own devices.
Those Shoes Are Never Coming Off
Why do dolls have removable shoes? They don’t need to be able to take off their shoes!
They’re just going to get lost. This mom decided super glue was the answer, and she isn’t wrong.
Never Misplace A Bib Again
This person had the genius idea of putting a Command hook on the back of the highchair.
Now, they can leave all the bibs there so they’re always right where you need them to be.
Create A Fun Snacking Experience
Using an ice cube tray is a great way to give your kids a fun experience while snacking and also give them a lot of variety.
Plus, it is easy to clean up for you!
Never Miss A Dose
If your little one isn’t feeling well and you needed some medication from the doctor, you can write the dates that they need to take it on the back and cross it off as you give it to them.
That way you can keep track of when they’ve had their meds.
Keeping Everything Clean Is Important
Put your kids’ toys into the dishwasher with a little bit of vinegar.
They’re going to come out clean as a whistle and not full of germs or mold.