Parenting Hacks

Because parenting is hard enough as it is!
Here are some ideas to make things a little easier and support your child's development in the process.

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Getting reluctant kids into car seats

Getting reluctant kids into car seats

⬇️Steal my strategy for getting kids into car seats.They're not being difficult for the sake of it.Kids ALWAYS want to behave - it doesn't feel good to misbehave. And it's...
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Use this trick to teach your child to ride a bike

Use this trick to teach your child to ride a bike

So much easier!The towel method makes learning to ride a bike so much easier!Not only do parents avoid the back-breaking struggle of holding on to a low saddle whilst running,...
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Struggling to get sunscreen on your little one?

Struggling to get sunscreen on your little one?

Sensory overload.I think most of us would find it overwhelming if someone else suddenly slathered oily, sticky, smelly cream all over us. Kids don't truly understand the WHY of sunscreen,...
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Surviving Toilet-Learning (and gastro)

Surviving Toilet-Learning (and gastro)

Working smarter not harder.Messy mats are super absorbent but don't let that water sneak through onto your surfaces.They're a life saver when my kids are sick because they absorb all...
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Flexiflask Hack to make immunicasations easier

Flexiflask Hack to make immunicasations easier

Have you tried this?Immunisations can be mega stressful - none of us like seeing our children stressed and in pain.We've found that taking ice blocks to our appointments make everything...
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Why it matters if your child is snoring

Why it matters if your child is snoring

Deep sleep?Once thought to be a sign that babies were having a good, deep sleep, we now know that snoring is doing quite the opposite.When children are snoring or their...
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Say "no" to bathing in mould

Say "no" to bathing in mould

We designed our slip-safe spots when we were exasperated by bath mats getting grimy and mouldy no matter what we did to try and keep them clean.I felt like I...
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Wreck your lounge to help your kids to go to sleep

Wreck your lounge to help your kids to go to sleep

Are you brave enough for this?The type A among us LOVE a tidy lounge and don’t get me wrong - I do too.But when you know the benefits of vigorous...
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Install Slip-Safe Spots with me

Install Slip-Safe Spots with me

Say "no" to bathing in mould.We designed our slip-safe spots when we were exasperated by bath mats getting grimy and mouldy no matter what we did to try and keep...
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My go-to Strategy when my kids are Dysregulated

My go-to Strategy when my kids are Dysregulated

We all want to hide sometimes.I see you escaping to the toilet and locking the door just for a minutes peace.Kids can get overwhelmed QUICKLY (just like us) and in...
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Sickness Remedy on the go

Sickness Remedy on the go

Survival mode - activated.Flexiflasks can keep your drinks hot too. Just don't put recently boiled water in because the flask really will keep it at that temperature and nobody needs...
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Parenting Hack for Overnight Accidents

Parenting Hack for Overnight Accidents

Toilet training? Here's a hack.Our Messy Mats double as protective sheets for your child's bed, so you don't need to spent extra money when the time comes to toilet train...
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Why we always take toys to health appointments

Why we always take toys to health appointments

We take toys everywhere.Sometimes, like today, it’s a bit of a hassle. Nobody can really be bothered to haul a giant t-Rex across a car park and into the drs...
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Pencil-Grips help your Child to Write

Pencil-Grips help your Child to Write

Kids get frustrated when they can't control their pen.A poor grip created wrist fatigue but also whole body fatigue - imagine how hard you'd find it if I asked you...
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Travelling with Kids: Q & A Edition

Travelling with Kids: Q & A Edition

Question:What did you take to keep the kids occupied? Answer:As soon as we stepped off the plane and into the tunnel thing - we stopped to pop up the Otto...
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Travelling with Kids: Q & A Edition

Travelling with Kids: Q & A Edition

Question: Which airline did you fly and what was the kids food like? Answer:We flew Emirates mostly because they had the cheapest options for the route and dates we needed....
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Travelling with Kids: Q & A Edition

Travelling with Kids: Q & A Edition

Question:Did you take your car seats on the plane or as checked luggage? How did you pack them? Answer:Hollie saving the day. I CANT STRESS ENOUGH how much it’s worth...
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Travelling with Kids: Q & A Edition

Travelling with Kids: Q & A Edition

Question: What did you take to keep the kids occupied? Answer: Screens. Let’s not beat around the bush. We needed them still and chill for as long as possible. Loads...
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Travelling with Kids: Q & A Edition

Travelling with Kids: Q & A Edition

Question: Did you book a seat for your 1.5 year old or did she travel on your knee? Answer:This for sure saved our sanity! We did book Etta her own...
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How I chose a Car Seat for my Kids

How I chose a Car Seat for my Kids

Guys - let's face it - us parents know NOTHING about car seat safety, really, in the big scheme of things. There are so many seat options on the market...
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