Everybody has got some kind of great parenting hacks or tip, don’t they? Parenting can be quite challenging although rewarding at times and we all love something to make life a little easier. So I’ve rounded up my top five parenting hacks that have worked for me and my family, even if it looks like I was on the beer dressing my kid.

Place a puppy pad over and under a fitted sheet and place another fitted sheet on top of the puppy pad. If there are any late night accidents you simply remove the soiled sheet and pad without having to re-fit the whole bed or cot at silly-o-clock.


Help your baby sleep more comfortably and ease congestion when they have a head cold by rubbing vapour rub on their feet and putting socks over them at bedtime. I do it all the time, and it really works.

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 Baby vests were originally designed so the neck would expand over a babies head and still sit on their shoulders comfortably. But did you know there’s no need to strip and hose our babies’ down after a poop explosion? Pull the vest downwards by stretching the envelope folds and avoid an eruption of poop up babies’ back and in their hair. It’s genius!

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First-time mums, did you know most newborn nappies come with a built-in wetness indicator. The yellow line turns blue when their nappy needs changing. No need to change your newborn baby on the hour due to uncertainty.

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And finally, if your baby is notorious for stripping off their clothes and/or nappy, try putting their onesie on backwards.

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Now I just have to find a self-heating mug so I don’t have to be constantly reheating my coffee in the microwave. Now that would be the ultimate parenting hack.

If you enjoyed this post you may like my IKEA antilop hack or my disposable nappy parenting hacks.

32 Comments on My Top 5 Parenting Hacks

  1. If my child wasn’t fast asleep in bed right now I would be in there putting a sheet under the pad she has on there already! Maybe tomorrow night. Great advice.

  2. I wish I had known about putting the onesie on backwards!! Great hacks that you put together x

  3. Great tips! I used hospital pads for them on their beds lol 🙂 …. Self heating mug is on it’s way now 😉

  4. I didn’t know about the vapour rub on their feet but what a great idea. My little man seems to constantly have a blocked nose. Thanks for sharing. I will definitely be trying this out tonight. #mummymonday

  5. I absolutely love this!!!! So many great tips for those new parents that wouldn’t have known these. With my second I had these down but didn’t know them all the first time around. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

  6. I think the nappy indicator must be new – I don’t remember that at all from when my kids were young.

    The puppy pad tip is brilliant for older children with bed wetting issues and children with special needs!

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