Last Updated on September 1, 2023 by Lori Pace
We all know that moms need to have the best mom hacks for their lives. There are many things you need to do besides take care of yourself – grocery shopping, meal planning and cleaning, as well as paying your bills. You now have a baby and all of their needs!
Single Mom Hacks For Life
Keep An Emergency Bag In Your Car
A small bag with your daily essentials in it is one of my favorite new mom life hacks. You can keep two diapers and a small wipe pack for our infants. A pacifier, or small toy could be kept in the car.
It’s also ideal to keep a small bag of kid activities in your car. Bring books, a coloring page, and a small notebook containing a few crayons. It is always handy to have with us when we are out and about, or if we need to distract him from the noises at restaurants.
Use A Mesh Garment Bag For Socks
It is hard enough to prevent my socks from being eaten by the laundry monster. To keep your socks safe, place a bag of clothes in your hamper. It will make it easy to find them and save you time. Mesh bags are great as there are many sizes available and they can be used for a variety.
Get Your Groceries Delivered
It’s not easy to bring your children to the grocery store in freezing weather. You can use the giant carts to contain them all. However, they are difficult to maneuver around in the store. This will also help you make meal plans as you order your groceries.
Keep Band-Aids In Your Wallet
All of us have been in dire need of a Band-Aid at one time or another. While you may not always have your first aid kit in your car, or a bag of Band-Aids in the diaper bag, chances are that you do have your wallet. A few Band-Aids are a great way to keep your kids (or yourself) safe.
You’ll always have Bandaids handy for any emergency. Crawling babies can get into anything, so it’s not unreasonable to ask your friends or hotels for help. A Band-Aid or two can be used to cover the outlet, which will keep your little fingers safe.
Keep A Bin In Your Kid’s Closet For Clothes
This was a tip from my sister-in-law, and it is brilliant! Instead of walking to the basement each time a onesie gets too small, I simply throw it in the bin. Once the bin is full I cover it with a cloth and place it in our storage area.
Mom Hacks For Your Baby
Toddlers quickly lose interest in toys. For a week, they play with the same thing every day and then stop wanting to see it again. You can keep multiple medium-sized toy bins to keep their toys in. Every couple of weeks all you have to do is rotate the bins and it’s always great to see toys that they haven’t played with get used again. It makes them feel new again.
Get Your Kids To Help With Chores At An Early Age
This is not child labor. It’s a great trick for moms of toddlers! Children love to be part of something and are happy to help, so let them! You can make them help you feed your pets, or simply clean the table up.
Mom Hacks: Double Layer Sheets
Do this if one of your children is sick or your newborns have a lot of spitting up. It’s better to not have to remake your bed every night (especially for middle of the night sleepovers). Layer a waterproof sheet on top of a regular sheet.
If you have to change sheets, you just need to remove the top 2 layers (sheet and waterproof sheet) and you are good to go.
Utilize The Bath For Crabby Kids!
It can sometimes be difficult to get the kids into the tub. But adding bath bubbles (lavender-scented to instill calmness) can make it easier! A few toys that are new to them (search your kitchen for spatulas and cups) can make even the most crabby child happy.
Simple Mom Hacks Are To Make A Marshmallow Ice Pack
Your little one will need an ice pack at some point. A marshmallow ice pack is a great option! An ice pack containing marshmallows will make the situation less frightening (bonus: they can eat some of the non-frozen marshmallows while they ice), and it’s easier for children to mold around injuries.
Fill a Ziplock bag with marshmallows or two Ziplock bags – one quart and one gallon sizes – and put it in the freezer. It will be ready for you the next time!