Since I’ve got nothing better do to today, I thought I would compile a list of some of my favorite mom hacks. Super affordable and super easy! Motherhood is hard enough, so mom hacks are my favorite things. These little ways to make my life just a little bit easier.
- Teething toys for babies are expensive and they don’t always like them. I saw an ad on Instagram for Teething Tubes. They’re literally twenty dollars. So I hacked it and tried a silicone tumbler straw instead. Noa loves them! Its probably a little softer material than the tubes but it works like a charm.
- Finger painting (and watercolor) is always messy. Head to the dollar store and grab a disposable cookie sheet. Put the paper inside the cookie sheet for a less messy art session. The paints wont seep through to your table and the lip around the pan will keep spills contained too. Bonus: have your kids wear one of mom or dad’s old t-shirts as a bib for paint protection!
- This is a great hack for old stroller handles that are deteriorated and sticky/flaky, or just a nice update to your new one. Get some stitch-on leather steering wheel wrap from amazon and sew it around your stroller handlebar. Just make sure you measure its length and circumference first. You can also use leather bar tape – like for bike handlebars -for a quick, no-sew option. The tape wraps come in a variety of colors and patterns besides leather too, if leather’s not what you’re into.
- Silicone cupcake liners make wonderful condiment cups. If your kid is picky about what touches their condiments, or just to keep the food from getting soggy, put your ketchup or whatever you’re using in the silicone cupcake liner on top of their plate. They’re washable and re-usable too.
- I don’t know about you, but we have SO MANY SHOES. If you have a garage, this hack is a must. I bought a couple over-the-door shoe racks (the pocket ones) and hung them on the utility closet doors. One pocket fits a pair of little kid shoes perfectly, so they stay matched up and the clear pocket allows for visibility and easy access. Keeping them in the garage keeps them out of sight but easily accessible.