10 Simple parenting hacks to make toddler care easier

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Attention toddler parents: Author and founder of website Parenting Hacks, Asha Dornfest, has 10 amazing tips and tricks for raising your little one!

All parents, whether they’d care to admit it or not, can always use a helping hand. That’s why awesomely helpful mommies like Asha Dornfest are–well, a godsend. She founded the website Parent Hacks that’s aimed towards helping moms and dads everywhere learn and share simple tips and tricks that can make life just the slightest bit easier.

She’s even penned a couple books based around simple, easy to implement parenting hacks. In fact, her newest publication, Parent Hacks: 134 Genius Shortcuts for Life with Kids, is sure to leave you saying, “Why didn’t I think of that?” 

As mentioned, all parents can use a couple tips and tricks here or there. But, if there’s any group of parents who could use a helping hand…it’s toddler parents. Whether you’re a new parent, or an experienced mother of many, raising toddlers never gets any easier. That’s why we’re going to focus on some of Dornfest’s top 10 parenting hacks for making toddler care easy!

Let’s take a look at her top 10 tips and tricks for toddler parents straight out of the pages of her newest book:

1. Rolling out of bed

“Place a rolled-up towel or a pool noodle under the fitted sheet on the edge of the bed to keep your little one from rolling out.”


2. Screen Time

“Limit TV time by starting shows in the middle. Most toddlers aren’t really into the plotlines anyway!”

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3. Mealtime

“Active toddlers need more mealtime coverage than a small bib provides. Slip a large T-shirt over your kid’s clothes as a washable smock. Peel it off when the meal’s over and wash it as usual, or if you’re on the go, seal it in a Ziploc bag to wash later.”


4. On the go

“When your tot begs to be carried short distances despite being capable of walking, try this game recommended by Parent Hacks reader Cyd: have her pretend to push you up the street. She’ll have so much fun she won’t mind walking.”

Check out more simple parenting hacks right out of the pages of Dornfest’s newest book! Visit the next page for more!

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