Becoming a parent to a living, breathing human being isn’t easy. Boy or girl, it’s going to be a serious challenge. Luckily, there are a few amazing tips that can make parenting just a little bit simpler!

Just pay attention to these parenting hacks… and life will surely be a lot more easy!

1. Laundry baskets are great for keeping your kid’s toys close by in the bathtub.

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2. Solo cups make great hand guards for sparklers.

3. This bottle holder is great for little ones to hold onto.

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4. A rubber band is a great way to teach children how to hold pens and pencils properly.

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5. Coffee tops are great for keeping popsicles mess-free.

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6. Use “monster spray” to help your kids who are afraid of monsters.

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7. Make cleaning a game!

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8. Capri Suns can be turned into slushies overnight during those hot summer months.

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9. Blow-up pools make for awesome and safe indoor playpens.

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10. Prevent children from playing with dangerous plugs by locking them up.

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11. Use this onesie for turning crawling into cleaning!

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12. A shoe-organizer is a great way to keep the car tidy.

13. Indoor hammocks can be fashioned out of a simple bed sheet and a table.

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14. Old camera bags can be transformed into awesome diaper bags.

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15. Your old phone can make an awesome baby monitor.

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16. A fitted sheet makes a simple sun cover for your crib while outside.

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17. Keep track of pacifiers by placing them in old sauce containers — it also keeps them clean!

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18. Shower totes are great for eating on the go.

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19. Lotion bottles are excellent for filling water balloons.

20. A glove full of beans can be the right weight to mimic your hand for a sleeping child.

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21. Old shampoo bottles can make great faucet-extenders for little kids.

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22. Cardboard boxes are great for stair sliding!

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23. This visor is perfect for keeping water and shampoo out of a baby’s face.

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24. Limit the amount of TP your kids use with this marker.

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25. This trick will let you know if your teens are sneaking in or out!

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Being a parent is never easy, but hopefully these little tips will make it just a tad simpler! That last one will be especially awesome when the kids grow up.