Being a parent is such a beautiful feeling. You love your kids and your entire world starts revolving around them. Your love for them in unconditional and you would do anything for them.
In spite of all the happiness that comes out of raising kids, we have to agree that it is also extremely stressful. It can take its toll on you, what with all the lack of sleep and the extra tasks added to your daily routine.
So, here are a few hacks that can make your life easier if you have kids playing around in your house.
1. Always have games in your handbag
When you have little kids, you cannot leave them alone at home and go out. Unless you can afford a nanny all the time, the only option you’re left with is to take them wherever you go. Kids become restless and get bored very easily when we’re out and we have all gone through the phase where they say, “When can we go home?” just a few minutes after reaching the place. The only thing that will help you in these cases is to have their favorite games handy. This keeps them occupied for a while when you can spend quality time with your friends or doing whatever it is you wanted to do. Even small things like a ball or doll will do the trick. So, their favourite play thing is something that you must always carry.
2. Make Them Feel Like All Their Tasks Are Important
So, you have to go grocery shopping and you have to take your kid along? Give your child a piece of paper with essential things and ask them to find it. Or ask them to check the expiration date of everything that you’ve put on the cart. Kids love the feeling of doing something important and it is all about the way you give them these small works.
3. Cover your floor with a plastic sheet
Kids love drawing. Though you will definitely feel so proud when they come to you with a drawing or a painting, a part of you will look at the mess on the floor and worry about how long you’re gonna have to scrub to get it the paint off the floor. Covering your floor with a plastic sheet every time your child decides to go artistic on the floor will prevent your floor from getting stained. You can also place a plastic sheet on the floor when they eat, so that it will be easier to clean food spills.
4. Keep Their Ice Cream cones on a saucer
Kids are adorable, but messy. Their messiness makes them even more adorable sometimes. But, not the hours of cleaning up afterward. So, the next time you get them an ice cream cone for them to eat indoors, make sure you put them on a plate with a hole in the center. These are made to hold the cones steady and all the spills are limited to the plate.
5. Old Cardboard Boxes Fascinate Them
Cardboard boxes can serve multiple purposes if you have kids in your house. They can be used to make forts; they can be used to draw upon. They can keep kids occupied for hours and there is no worry about their safety because cardboard boxes are absolutely fun. So, the next time you have some, don’t throw it off. You never know when it can get useful.
There are a zillion more tricks and hacks that can make things easier for you. Attending baby shows can help you know a lot of these tricks and also, what the other parents are using. It all depends on what stuff you’ve got lying around in your house and what your kids like. Be creative, after all, this is not rocket science. There’s always room for small mistakes.