Nobody said parenting was easy, but these quick and simple toddler parenting hacks are sure to save you some stress. From popsicle meltdowns to door-related disasters, we’ve got you covered.


Toddler Parenting Hacks

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1. Cereal Necklace

Keep the munchies at bay and little hands entertained while you’re running errands by creating a cereal necklace. | Toddler Parenting Hacks

Keep the munchies at bay and little hands entertained while you’re running errands by creating a cereal necklace. Simply thread any cereal with a hole in it onto a string of yarn. You can even let the kiddos help you thread the cereal for a fun little craft project. | via Stephanie at MidgetMomma.com

 

2. Drip-less Popsicle

Pop a simple cupcake liner onto the bottom of a popsicle stick to create DIY a drip catcher. | Toddler Parenting Hacks

Avoid the dreaded sticky finger drama with this quick and easy trick. Pop a simple cupcake liner onto the bottom of a popsicle stick to create DIY a drip catcher. You can save the hand wipes for another disaster. | via @bargainmaxuk on Instagram

 

3. Catch the Latch

Slip a piece of fabric over the doorknobs to block the door from latching. This will stop angry toddlers from locking themselves in their rooms. | Toddler Parenting Hacks

Slip a piece of fabric over the doorknobs to block the door from latching. This will stop angry toddlers from locking themselves in their rooms. Save the drama for a different mamma. | via @latchycatchy on Instagram

 

4. Slip Proof Slippers

Use puff paint on the bottom of slippers to prevent falls. | Toddler Parenting Hacks

No need to shell out for specialty socks when the regular ones can be grippy-fied on the cheap. Use puff paint on the bottom of slippers to prevent falls. Plus you can create adorable designs and even let your little one join in on craft time. | via Pam at Brown Thumb Mama

 

5. Road Trip Pillow Case

 These adorable pillow cases make it easy for the kiddos to carry their playthings from place to place. | Toddler Parenting Hacks

Keep coloring books and crayons compartmentalized throughout family vacation. These adorable pillow cases make it easy for the kiddos to carry their playthings from place to place. | via Traci at Amazing Mae

 

6. Frozen Sponge Ice Pack

Make your own space-saving leak-proof ice pack. Just tuck a wet sponge into a ziploc bag and pop it into the freezer overnight. | Toddler Parenting Hacks

Make your own space-saving leak-proof ice pack. Just tuck a wet sponge into a ziploc bag and pop it into the freezer overnight. Lunchtime just got cheaper and easier. | via @1crazyhousetips on Instagram

 

7. Monster Spray

Keep nightmares at bay with a spritz of monster spray. Swap out the labels on your air fresheners for some adorable monster-themed ones. | Toddler Parenting Hacks

Keep nightmares at bay with a spritz of monster spray. Swap out the labels on your air fresheners for some adorable monster-themed ones. And if you’d like to go a more natural route, try spraying water with a few drops of essential oil instead. | via Stephanie at Somewhat Simple

 

8. Power Strip Safety

Keep crawling hands and feet away from dangerous plugins and power cords by cutting a hole in a plastic bin. Thread the wires through, pop the lid on, and voila! They’re out of reach. | Toddler Parenting Hacks

Keep crawling hands and feet away from dangerous plugins and power cords by cutting a hole in a plastic bin. Thread the wires through, pop the lid on, and voila! They’re out of reach. | via @bumpbabytoddler on Instagram

 

9. Egg Carton Finger Paints

Keep craft time tidy by placing paints in an empty egg carton. | Toddler Parenting Hacks

Keep craft time tidy by placing paints in an empty egg carton. Plus, you can save yourself some cleanup time and just toss the carton when you’re done. | @momdotofficial on Instagram

 

10. Pool Noodle Door Jam

Save little fingers from the dreaded door slam with a simple pool noodle. Cut a slit in the noodle and slide it over the side of the door. | Toddler Parenting Hacks

Save little fingers from the dreaded door slam with a simple pool noodle. Cut a slit in the noodle and slide it over the side of the door. This leaves just enough space to keep toddler fingers and toes from getting smashed. | via Danielle at DIY Danielle

 

11. Laundry Hamper Ball Pit

Bring a ball pit into your home for a fraction of the price. Simply fill a laundry basket with plastic balls and let the little ones go to town! | Toddler Parenting Hacks

Bring a ball pit into your home for a fraction of the price. Simply fill a laundry basket with plastic balls and let the little ones go to town! | via @lyowce on Instagram

 


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