Here is a great list of baby hacks to simplify your life!
Bringing a new baby home can be overwhelming, of course it doesn’t last like that for long. After having two kids there are few things I’ve learned to make life as a new mom a little easier. What’s amazing about being a new mama is that you start off new to everything but very soon become something of an expert. It’s a huge learning curve but just remember new mama’s there is light at the end of that sleep deprived tunnel!
Here are 15 Brilliant Baby Hacks That Every Parent Should Know written by my dear friend, Jackie.
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15 Baby Hacks
1. Start a baby registry and receive a free welcome kit
Start a baby registry and receive a free welcome kit. This deal is exclusive to Prime customers which you can sign up here for an Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial. To redeem, create a baby registry and use the “Jumpstart” feature to add items to the baby registry, then purchase at least $10 of those items. Once those purchases are shipped, you’ll be able to add this welcome box to your cart for free.
I’ve recreated my baby registry here to give you some ideas on some of my must-have baby products.
2. Entertain Baby while You Grocery Shop with Cheerio Necklaces
A cheerio necklace is a great way to keep your little one entertained and busy, plus they are practicing their fine motor skills at the same time! Source
3. Get a Free Car Seat Canopy
Get a free carseat canopy (just pay shipping) with code MAMA4
Regular price: $50
4. Get a Free Nursing Pillow
You can also get a free nursing pillow (just pay shipping) with the same code, MAMA4
Regular Price: $40
5. DIY Busy Boards
These DIY busy boards will keep your baby entertained for hours and you probably have most of the supplies on hand! Check out this easy tutorial here.
- Small mirror
- Pom Poms (to decorate the mirror with)
- Mini hooks
- Soft blocks
- Velcro (to attach the blocks with)
- Pill box
- Lock and chain
- Paperclip cup
- Baby sandals
- Carabiner clips + measuring spoons
6. Bottle Feeding Hack
Make an easy bottle cage to help with bottle feedings by using an OBall from Rhino Toys. Find the tutorial here.
7. Hack for Warm Days
Add a battery operated fan to a stroller to keep your little one cool on hot summer days. Source
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9. The Medicine Hack You’ll Be Glad You Prepared For
End the medicine battles with the Sippy Sure Medicine Dispensing Cup. This spill and leak proof cup keeps medicine and a child’s favorite drink separate until they are ready to drink.
10. The Best Medicine Hack Every Mom Needs to Know
No more missed doses! Keep track by using a permanent marker to make a quick medicine calendar on the back to track your doses.
11. Best Sleep Hack
Hands down, my lifesaver. Both of my kids started sleeping through the night when I started using a white noise machine. These adorable Soundbub Baby Soother’s are not only white noise machines but they’re also a blue tooth speaker. You’re able to record your own voice, play white noise, and upload your own music music or soothing sounds.
12. No Sew Door Hack
Perfect to keep the door quiet to a nursery or child’s room. Here’s an easy no sew DIY tutorial.
13. Laundry Basket Baby Seat
I wish I had seen this when my kids were this little! How brilliant! Grab some pool noodles, a large hamper, and check out the tutorial here.
14. DIY Closet Hack
Maybe you’re in need of a closet in your nursery or just more space, revamp a yardsale find into this DIY closet.
15. More Freebies
Don’t miss more awesome baby freebies here!
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#11-be sure to anchor a bookcase to the wall so your little one does not tip it over on him or her self.
This is SO good!! I saw the idea of a busy board a few weeks ago, and it’s just the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! my 21 month old absolutely loves fidgeting and playing with random little objects, and now that I’m pregnant with #2, I totally have a reason to get hubs to build one of these! Thanks for sharing <3
Congratulations on #2! Send us a pic if you make one!