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Parenting Hacks for New Parents

By Oreoritse Tariemi
03 September 2022   |   6:08 pm
In case you haven’t heard, newborns are much more dependent when they come out than when they were in your tummy (or your wife’s tummy). This total dependence, plus the fact that they can’t tell you what exactly they want, may make those first few years a handful. These hacks can let you slip in…

In case you haven’t heard, newborns are much more dependent when they come out than when they were in your tummy (or your wife’s tummy).

This total dependence, plus the fact that they can’t tell you what exactly they want, may make those first few years a handful. These hacks can let you slip in a few extra minutes of sleep or you-time.

Keep baby wipes everywhere

Now that you’re a parent, you need to buy baby wipes in bulk and reserve a pack for every room. Literally. One thing about kids? They’ll always spill something. Keeping wipes within reach can also help you teach your kids to clean after themselves. If your child can’t do that yet, just keep the wipes handy so they catch on quicker. This little investment can keep the house or car cleaner for longer.

Don’t pull the onesie over your baby’s head

It may look easier that way, but trust me, babies, especially newborns, are great at wriggling out of things. Most onesies have a wide neck or a neck strap that allows you to extend the neck so that you can peel the onesies off from up to down, instead of dragging them over its head and causing a mess. This hack will come in super handy after a poop surprise.

Don’t go on a toy splurge!

They say all babies love tinkling, shiny things, and this may be true, but you shouldn’t buy toys just because. Of course, you may get a rattle or two, but it’s best to let your baby discover what they like and dislike. Pay attention to their taste patterns, however spontaneous they may be. Then, you’ll be able to make better toy decisions, instead of filling the house with items your baby ignores.

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