17 Creative Baby & Toddler Hacks That Are Seriously Life-Changing for Moms


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Babies don't come with an official parenting manual (if only), but the Internet is a close second in terms of finding useful parenting advice. When having a baby or young kids means spending lots of time at home, going online is a great way to connect with other moms. Swapping tales of diaper changes gone horribly, awfully wrong always makes having to do an extra load of laundry easier. But the best part about going online as a mom is using it to find some super clever and super useful parenting hacks.

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Mom are busy from sun up to sun down (and depending on how the baby is sleeping, sometimes in the middle of the night). Any hack that can make taking care of kids a little easier isn't cheating or slacking on parenting duties, it's being smart and resourceful -- like Lara Croft, but with a bottle. 

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Luckily, parents are great at sharing their knowledge with each other. When the secret to giving babies medicine without tears or an awesome way to store bottles is discovered, we don't keep it to ourselves. Instead, we simply have to tell fellow moms about it so they too can wonder how they ever managed life any other way. We've rounded up 17 of the most amazingly simple, yet totally effective parenting hacks around to make raising kids just a little less stressful. Try one, or all of them, and know that thankfully, there's no going back to the old way of doing things. 

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