No matter how many baby prep books you read or advice you took from friends, nothing prepares you for actually taking care of a baby 24/7. All kiddos are different, and you have to learn and adjust with each one.
But parenthood is a fun one. I’m grateful for all the ups and downs, because there’s nothing else I’d rather be doing. That’s why I’m going to share 10 baby hacks to make your daily mom life easier.
These hacks and tips to help us, help our fussy babies with eating, sleeping, crying and all the other fun stuff we get to deal with on a daily basis.
- GO ONE SIZE UP IN DIAPERS FOR OVERNIGHT
Since baby will be sleeping for a longer stretch of time overnight (hopefully and eventually, mama!), go one size up to provide more leak protection. I have to admit I was a little skeptical but, nope, it definitely works – no more accidents on the crib sheets.
2. NOT SURE IF BABY IS HUNGRY.
3. CHOOSE ZIPPERED SLEEPERS
Zippered sleepers are a must-have baby product that will save your sanity. I’m really not sure why so many companies insist on making sleepers with buttons.
If you’ve been dealing with buttons in the middle of the night while you’re changing the baby half asleep, do yourself a favor and pick up a few zippered sleepers and watch how much easier mom life gets!
4. BABY IS FUSSY AND YOU SUSPECT IT’S GAS.
5. SPOON BABY FOOD INTO ICE TRAYS
Grab a few ice cube trays with lids for easy baby food storage. It’ll take up less room in your freezer and help you make the right size portions for your baby.
Just grab what you need and heat it up. Or place the frozen cubes into a travel container if you’re on the go.
The food will be unthawed by the time you need it!
6. USE FROZEN BABY FOOD TO SOOTHE A TEETHING BABY
Take your frozen baby food and place it in a feeder (like this one) and let baby suck and chew safely to relieve sore gums. You can also freeze your breast milk the same way and use it instead or a combo of both.
This baby hack was by far the best thing I did to help my baby girl through her teething phase.
It was also a way to make sure she was getting vitamins and nutrients during a time where many babies find it difficult to eat comfortably.
7. USE A SYRINGE TO GIVE MEDICINE
At some point, you may have to give your baby medicine which can be very hard to do. I have seen other baby hacks that suggest using a soother or nipple but I always used a syringe like the one in the picture.
Simply place the syringe in baby’s mouth and squeeze a small amount into the mouth. Always have a burp cloth around because some may be drooled out.This baby hack might be a bit time consuming but I have had success with it so definitely worth a try!
8. USE A BOTTLE NIPPLE INSTEAD OF A SOOTHER
Don’t fret if you’re out and forgot the soother! Simply take a bottle nipple and use it in the pacifier’s place.
This baby hack is good to know if your baby takes a pacifier, soother, binky or whatever you call it. Babies are generally looking for something to satisfy the sucking reflex so this baby hack will solve the problem in a pinch!
9. BABY SCREAMS WHEN YOU WASH HER HAIR.
You can use a baby shower cap. You can get one here.
10. BABY WAKES OFTEN.
Try ‘The Pause’, a technique frequently used by parents in France. Rather than responding immediately to baby’s cry, give her a moment to see if she can settle back to sleep on her own (or to see if she’s even perhaps just whimpering in her sleep).
There you have it, mama!
10 Helpful Baby Hacks to make your mom life so much easier!
What do you think? Are you going to implement any of these hacks? Over time, I will add to this post but tell me, do you have any baby hacks that other moms need to know about?
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