Parenting may seem easy from the outside looking in, but there are a number of issues that arise along the way and make things much harder than they have to be. One of them is the finances – children have many needs you might not have even thought about earlier. So, be sure to live frugally and always check for coupons at such sites as Discountrue.com that will help you get discounts in all your favorite shops including Sears or Kohl's. Other than that, there are a number of other parenting hacks, some of which are much less obvious. Let's take a closer look at these tricks and how they can make a parent's life simpler!
When your child inevitably begins to worry and fret about monsters that lurk underneath the bed or inside of the closet, one of the best ways to make this bedtime issue a thing of the past is to whip up a bottle of "monster spray". Take a bottle that would normally be used to spray down the windows, add some monster stickers to it and voila! You have yourself a ready made solution to one of the most commonly experienced parenting issues.
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The type of temporary tattoos that we are about to discuss have nothing to do with dinosaurs or ballerinas, even though those ones are fun, too. There's a type of tattoos that you can be placing on your children and serve a very important function – keeping them from getting lost. If you know you will be in a crowd or just want to be extra safe, you can purchase a temporary tattoo with your phone number so a passerby can call you and let you know about your little one's whereabouts in a crisis situation.
If your child is still small and you have an appropriate laundry basket, you can limit the bath space by placing your kid and their toys into it, which allows you to avoid the uncomfortable moment when their toys start to float away with them. Children who cannot understand the complexities of the bathtub will often throw a hissy fit when their toys float away and setting them and their playthings in a laundry basket also reduces the risk of the child reaching forward and falling in.
Giving children money is a complex issue and not all parents know how to handle it right. If you're not fully comfortable with giving your kids money, you might face a problem in situations such as when your little one's tooth falls out – all the other kids get something in exchange, right? Parents who have children that are skeptical of the Tooth Fairy can create their own form of currency. Tooth Fairy money or fairy coins can be made quite easily; all it takes is a little bit of paper or a few coins, glitter and glue! Let your imagination run wild and be playful with the design, you could even make it into a badge. Not only is this parenting hack simple, it will also provide additional excitement the next time a tooth is lost.
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