16 New Baby Tips and Hacks to Make Your Day Easier

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Some of these hacks are geared towards newborns, others to slightly older kids. But hopefully you’ll find a few parenting hacks below that will make your life a little simpler, no matter your child’s age!

Not sure if baby is hungry. Here’s hints:

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Find out if your baby is wet or poopy without opening their diaper by checking their diaper’s color line: Yellow line in the front turns blue — Wet.

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Your Miracle Blanket is in the wash, and you’re forced to use a regular blanket to swaddle, here’s how to Step-by-step swaddling instructions from hospital new mom training.

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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).

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Use “the secret swaddle” to get even the most sleep-resistant baby to sleep.

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Keep pacifiers clean on-the-go by storing them in souffle cups.

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Use baking soda, soap, and hot water to make cleaning baby bottles a snap.

Baby is teething, but the usual tricks don’t work: Put a little bit of apple sauce in the middle of a cloth, roll it up, and freeze it. Let baby suck to her heart’s content!

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Keep track of your baby’s doses by writing a chart on the side of the medicine bottle.
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Baby or toddler is cranky, and you’re not sure if it’s because of lack of sleep. Refer to this Baby/toddler sleep requirement chart (based on Weissbluth’s Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child).

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Avoid a huge mess during a blowout diaper situation by pulling the onesie DOWN off your baby instead of over their head.

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Make a batch of “magic laundry cleaner” to get even the nastiest stains out of baby clothes.

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Keep from losing tiny baby socks by washing them in a mesh laundry bag.

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Use a crib sheet to protect an outdoor baby from bug bites and too much sun.

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If you live in small quarters where even an odor-free diaper pail is too stinky, you can forgo the pail by filling an empty wipes dispenser with grocery store bags.

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