Social networks can be enemies of mothers and fathers for many different reasons, since if we are not careful with the weight we give to what is posted, comparisons, impossible plans and toxic and sabotaging thoughts about parenting can surface.
On the other hand, it is also on the internet that we find smart tips, uncomplicated tricks and ways to change the routine so that the daily life with the children becomes more pleasant and less tiring.
In order to make the daily activities of the home and the little ones easier and more practical, we made a selection of small actions that are successful on Instagram and that can be tested or implemented in your daily life right now – some may be for you, others not, but it’s always good to have new ideas, right?
on the beach and in the pool
A tip that serves not only for those with children, but for anyone who loves going to the beach, is to invest in baby powder and leave it in the car, in an easily accessible location. So, when it’s time to leave with the children, all you have to do is clean the little ones’ feet with the product, which removes sand and other dirt easily, and without making going back home a real mess.
Also to prevent the sand from being transported into the house, choose to carry the little ones’ toys in those small baskets or bags for washing delicate items in the washing machine. This way, the sand does not stick to the items that are stored inside the bag, and it is much easier to shake it without getting everything dirty.
taking care of the clothes
For mothers and fathers who want their children to start helping out in the house routine by folding their own clothes, a tip is to make the task fun and stimulating. For this, you can use from hardcover books, in which the garments are placed and easily folded, as shown in the video below:
Another tip for the little ones to start learning better about organizing clothes is to make the hangers within their reach – this way, hanging coats and jackets on cold days is also easier.
Finally, the tip below is a simple way to make your child more independent when teach her to wear the coat alone, which can be another stimulating task for her:
Eating and drinking without (so much) dirt
Maybe you don’t know, but the ends of the little paper boxes that store juices, milk and other beverages for children can be used as handles For them. To make it work and prevent the little one from making the biggest mess when squeezing the package, just unfold the ends of the box before handing them over.
An equally simple trick when feeding your children is to cut food using scissors (specific for food), in place of a knife and fork: you can do this before serving food to the little ones, saving time and energy during meals.
Does sucking on ice cream without spilling seem impossible for your little one? Because the following tip promises to solve the problem once and for all, just with the help of a paper mold and scissors. Look that:
Backup remote control
No matter how many toys a child has at their disposal, it seems that for little ones, playing with the TV remote is always more interesting. So, of course, you can resort to child-friendly, toy-shaped controls, but rescuing an old, disused one can be even more efficient when it comes to distracting the little one.
To prevent the functional control from continuing as a preference, one suggestion is to take the batteries out of the old control, and put rice inside the compartment – so, in addition to the myriad of buttons that will be pressed without harm, the object also ends up making an attractive little noise .
If you have more than one small child at home and, even more, if they are of similar ages and sizes, knowing who each of the clothes belongs to after being washed can be a real mission, in addition to causing confusion when dressing the children. . Avoid any doubts by using the following tip: choose two permanent and colored pens, with different tones, and mark the part labels of each of the little ones.
You can even number the signs, for example making a little ball for the youngest child, two for the oldest child, and so on.
Want even less work? Use baskets of different clothes to separate the clothes from the little ones, and do the washing of each one of them also separately, preferably on different days of the week.
In case of splinters, use a syringe!
It is quite common for young children to end up injuring themselves on surfaces or objects made of wood or other materials, which can cause splinters to enter the skin and, if not removed, even cause infections. The simplest way to remove the splinters is using tweezers or a needle, but this can end up scaring the little one.
The solution found by the @momscoveries profile was to use a plastic syringe to remove the object from the skin of your child – and you, who can easily find this type of syringe in pharmacies, can keep one at home and use it in case of emergencies.
There are a number of tips that can be put into practice in order to make your child sleep better.
In general, investing in blackout curtains, which control the entry of light, in the baby or child’s room can be (very) worthwhile, as an environment without external light interference helps the little one to relax too.
On very hot days, for example, both the technique of giving the child a refreshing bath before he goes to bed and the technique of putting on a cold water bottle wrapped in a sheet or pillowcase, placed close to the little one so that he sleeps cooler.
To make the crib warmer and prevent the child from feeling the change of environment when moving him from the sofa to the bed, for example, use a well-sealed thermos bottle or hot water bottle under the blanket.