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We all know that parenting is challenging.  Some days are obviously better than others and having an arsenal in your back pocket of parenting tricks and hacks to help you through the journey is a must.

 

An ingenious set of parenting hacks from Muddled Up Mummy on Facebook, hosts a wide range of solutions, tips and just plain clever ways of helping us all in our daily parenting.

Does it just drive you crazy when your family members use up all the toilet paper?  Try putting a visual on the wall like this to help remind them not to unravel the whole roll:

Image source: Facebook/muddledupmummy
Image source: Facebook/muddledupmummy

We all know that kids love cardboard boxes, why not incorporate this love and occupy your creative kid?  Grab a large cardboard box and a pack of textas and let them go for it!

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Image source: Facebook/muddledupmummy

DIY Cleaning tips for tackling kid mess from Muddled Up Mummy include; using toothpaste to remove permanent markers off your wooden furniture, spraying WD-40 to remove crayon from walls and soaking grass stained jeans in vodka before washing to remove all traces of stain.

Image source: Facebook/muddledupmummy
Image source: Facebook/muddledupmummy

The site shares that marshmallows ease a sore throat and using a visual sticker on the side/back of the car to ensure your kids do not move from the spot until you are ready to go.

Image source: Facebook/muddledupmummy
Image source: Facebook/muddledupmummy
Image source: Facebook/muddledupmummy
Image source: Facebook/muddledupmummy

There’s even something to stop your valuables getting stolen from the beach or your car.  Simply buy a new disposable nappy, wrap your valuable possessions up in it to make it looked used and you guessed it – no one is going to go near that!

Image source: Facebook/muddledupmummy
Image source: Facebook/muddledupmummy

Have you got your own parenting hack?  Share it with us!

 

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  • Great ideas that could save some cash or a small life.

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  • I love the nappy hack brilliant unless someone on the beach thinks it needs to go inthe bin lol

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  • Another point. Only buy “Washable” markers. Prewash Soaker spray will remove it from fabric (wash as normal), a damp cloth will get it off furniture, vinyl or timber floors. My little ones were drawing on a sheet of paper. When I picked up the paper later was when I discovered the marker. A tip give the several layers of paper or put something else under it so it doesn’t go on carpet at all.
    I would check the sticker on the back of the car. I am not sure that is legal. It is close to the lights, also you could be told by the Police it is a distraction to others and asked to remove it. I heard about a truck driver being chatted for having Christmas decorations wrapped around his bumper bar, and ordered to remove it. I think it was tinsel. I didn’t see it because he had removed it before I found out about it. His work mate was going to do the same thing. People put Australian Flags to celebrate Australia Day and they look great, others put football team coloured flags. We put various things on our cars to raise awareness of various illnesses (and their support groups).
    Why not small Christmas Decorations??

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  • I love the nappy on the beach idea to put phone and keys in!
    Any idea why marshmallows soothe a sore throat?

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  • Haha love the nappy one. Waste of vodka with the grass stains one though!

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  • The marshmallow one could lead to choking – I’d probably avoid that one.

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  • some of these are so clever – the nappy one though, nope, too risky, it may get thrown out

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  • Fantastic! Thank you for sharing. :D

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  • Wow interetsing i didnt know toothpaste removes marks off furniture

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  • Friends of ours saved their boxes off of new appliances, opened the other end and the kids used them as hiding spots and tunnels to crawl through until eventually they collapsed. Now appliances are put on pallets which means boxes are smaller. They also aren’t as sturdy.

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  • fantastic ideas here. I love the nappy one- your right no one would go near that!!

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  • I’d never have thought of these! Love the used nappy idea, very clever. I know my kids would love the cardboard box one. The stickers marking spots is brilliant too. Thanks for sharing!

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  • these are pretty cool! i like the box idea! it is pretty cool and you let them have a little freedom.

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  • LOL! Thanks for the hacks and love the nappy one – my favourite – absolute genius!

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  • Love these hacks. They are fantastic. Thank you

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