33 Life Hacks To Make Parenting So. Much. Easier.

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If you're a parent, you have your fair share of shortcuts/tricks/hacks/whatever you want to call the things that help life go a little more smoothly. Chances are you'll take anything you can get! Check out these ingenious parenting hacks from BuzzFeed below.

1. Stick a command hook on the back of a high chair to hang bibs. Never frantically search for a bib again! According to Pinterest, this was the most pinned parent hack of 2015.

parenting hack bib on chair
(Photo: Definitely jennifer)

2. Use the envelope folds on a onesie for their intended purpose — to allow you to pull a onesie DOWN off your poopy baby instead of over their head and making a huge mess. This is way better than getting poop in your baby’s hair, don’t you think? See a video demonstrating this hack here.

parenting hack onesie
(Photo: BuzzFeed)

3. Stick a cupcake liner on a popsicle stick to keep it from dripping everywhere. This classic hack would definitely be a first-ballot inductee into the Parenting Hack Hall of Fame (if there were such a thing).

parenting hack cupcake liner
(Photo: Instagram/bargainmaxuk)

>> See what else you can do with a cupcake liner here!

4. Put a marshmallow at the bottom of an ice cream cone to stop it from dripping. You’ll love the lack of a mess; your kids will love the marshmallow.

parenting hack marshmallow ice cream cone
(Photo: Flickr/PersonalCreations)

>> Recipe: 4-Ingredient Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

5. Cut a sticker down the middle, then put one half inside each of your kid’s shoes. This way they’ll always know which shoe goes on which foot. This popular parenting hack will definitely help you get out the door faster.

parenting hack sticker in shoes
(Photo: One Creative Housewife)

6. Keep your candy safe from your kids by stashing it inside a healthy snack’s empty packaging. Sorry, kids.

parenting hack candy
(Photo: Pish Posh Baby Dot Com)

7. If your toddler won’t stop taking off their diaper, try putting their onesie on backward. You’ll need to cut off the onesie’s footies, of course.

parenting hack onesie backward
(Photo: Greta Cheney)

8. Wash baby socks together in a laundry bag so you never lose another one again. Where do all of those socks disappear to?

Photo Credit: Mom Hacks 4 Every Day
(Photo: Mom Hacks 4 Every Day)

9. Make keeping track of your kid’s dosages easy by writing a chart on the side of the medicine bottle.

Photo Credit: Instagram/alancvalentine
(Photo: Instagram/alancvalentine)

10. Raise the triangles on the sides of a juice box to make it easier for little kids to lift.

parenting hacks juice box
(Photo: BuzzFeed)

11. If your kid is afraid of monsters at night, make some “monster spray” to spray in their room before bed. The spray is really just inexpensive lavender body spray, but it will put your kid’s mind at ease — and make the room smell good!

parenting hacks monster spray
(Photo: Flickr)

12. Make cutting pancakes into toddler-sized bites a snap with a pizza cutter. You can use this hack on other food, too, like pizza.

parenting hacks pizza cutter
(Photo: Cook and Craft Me Crazy)

13. Freeze yogurt to make ice pops your kid will love. Dessert doesn’t get any easier than this.

Parenting hacks frozen yogurt cups
(Photo: Annily Green)

>> Click here to see what else you can do with popsicle sticks!

14. Find out if your baby is wet or poopy — without opening their diaper — by checking their diaper’s color line. Most diapers have a yellow line in the front that turns blue when your baby is wet.

parenting hacks diaper
(Photo: C.R.A.F.T.)

15. To cut your baby’s nails without the stress, wait until they’ve been asleep for 20 minutes. Your baby will be in a deep sleep, and you’ll be able to trim their nails without any squirming.

parenting hacks baby nails
(Photo: BuzzFeed)

16. Stop a public restroom flush sensor from suddenly flushing and scaring your kid by covering it with toilet paper or a Post-it note.

parenting hacks toilet flush
(Photo: Parent Hacks)

To see the rest of the 35 parenting hacks, click here for the original story from BuzzFeed!