Sometimes, don’t you just wish there are simple tricks to help you get past each of these life phases smoothly and obstacle-free?

Ever heard of lifehacks? Lifehacks are strategies or techniques adopted in order to manage one’s time and daily activities in a more efficient way.

Here are 10 top parenting lifehacks that may just come in handy for you.

1. Table Hammock

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Having to deal with a grouchy child is not an easy task for any parents. It requires patience, tolerance, and high levels of compassion. Well, take this tip and subdue a cranky child: make a table hammock with bed sheet. Let him/her have some fun and who knows, they may even snooze off once they get tired of it.

2. Sprinkle Up

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Sometimes you nearly tore out your hair by just getting your little one to eat healthy snacks or drinks. We have a simple trick: pour sprinkles on nearly everything! Children are often attracted to colours, and they will automatically come forth once their curiosity kicks in.

3. Get-Along Shirt

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You have a nine-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl. They just can’t get along with each other no matter how you teach them. Easy-peasy! Make them wear a “Get-Along t-shirt” for at least an hour until they learn the importance of kinship.

4. Baby Shower Cap

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A newborn’s eyes are the most important organ during their infancy stage. It is recommended for all parents to invest in a baby shower cap to protect their eyes while bathing for them.

5. Animal Toothpaste Casings

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Does your child detest brushing teeth? Make teeth-brushing an entertaining and enjoyable process with these adorable animal toothpaste casings!

6. DIY Monster Repellant Spray

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Bad dreams may not to have a toll on adults, but to children, they are scary and frightening. Help your child battles his/her nightmares with a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Monster-Go-Away spray!

7. Muffin Cup Cum Ice Cream Protector

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Eating ice cream in this humid Singapore weather is a challenge for adults, let alone the children (especially when they eat at home). Try using a muffin cup to protect the ice cream from melting and you’ll be amazed by the effectiveness of this mini kitchen tool!

8. Eco-friendly Stickers

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Does little ones always forget to switch off the lights after they run out of their room? Teach them the importance of saving electricity by using these pretty eco-friendly stickers and let education be fun and refreshing!

9. Bathing In A Laundry Basket

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Bathing your child alone in a bath tub may seem unsafe. Why not try putting them in the laundry basket? This not only keeps their toys from floating away, but also a safer way to keep them cleaned.

10. Old School Phone

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Do you still keep your old mobile phones? If yes, that’s good. Save those old Nokia phones and let them double up as your child’s play phone!

Contributed by silentburps.

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