15 Clever Parenting Hacks Shared By A Mom Who’s Been There, Done That

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Some people are natural parents who don’t need any tips or advice from those who’ve been in the trenches for years. We are not those people. We’ll take all the help and advice that experienced parents want to share!

A mother named Autumn Grace in Austin, Texas has grown a huge audience on Instagram and TikTok with her short yet incredibly informative videos. She specializes in parenting hacks, but she also offers helpful product reviews and things she wishes she knew when she was a first-time mom. In our favorite videos, Autumn shows us cheap and easy ways to keep the kids entertained when we’re stuck indoors.

1. We never would have thought to use water bottles and glow sticks for indoor glow bowling!

@honestlyautumn

CHEAP & EASY INDOOR ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS! This is great mom and dad hack for keeping your children entertained on a rainy day! #momsoftiktok #momhack #lifehack #fyp

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2. Here’s Autumn’s mess-free technique for indoor finger painting.

3. Save money by making your own baby wipes.

4. Keep trash from piling up in your car with this simple solution.

@honestlyautumn

😳 Best mom and dad (really everyone hack)! Keep your car clean by using a cereal container as a car trash can because it’s the perfect size to fit in your car! #momsoftiktok #hack #lifehack #fyp

♬ We Will Rock You – Remastered 2011 – Queen

5. How to encourage your kids to eat healthy foods.

@honestlyautumn

Ad Things I wish I knew as a first time mom: If you have a picky eater that refuses to eat healthy foods try allowing them to cook meals with you. This will give them a sense of ownership over their food and will encourage your child to eat the meal they helped prepare.We found this kid-friendly and easy-to-make broccoli frittata recipe from TexasWIC.org. Did you know that Texas WIC also has free live online classes, from registered dietitians and nutritionists? #momsoftiktok #hack #fyp

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5. Autumn sometimes offers more serious videos like what to do if an infant is choking.

@honestlyautumn

I’m doing INFANT CPR NEXT so make sure to follow along to learn/refresh your memory. This is what to do when an baby (INFANT 0-12 months) is choking! I used to be a CPR instructor and I know how important it is to have a refresher so I hope this helps!! Please let me know if you have any questions. #momsoftiktok #cpr #safety #fyp #viral

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6. Here’s how to take your child’s temperature when they’re not feeling cooperative.

@honestlyautumn

IC @thebastfamily 💡 Best mom and dad hack! How to accurately take your baby or toddler’s temperature using a pacifier! #momsoftiktok #lifehack #hack #fyp

♬ We Will Rock You – Remastered 2011 – Queen

7. Make a special floaty to teach your toddler how to swim.

@honestlyautumn

Best mom and dad hack for the summer! How to teach your child to swim! #momsoftiktok #lifehack #viral #fyp

♬ Sunroof – Nicky Youre & dazy

8. Here’s an idea to dole out snacks throughout the day when your kids won’t stop asking.

@honestlyautumn

Do you think this would work for your child? Best mom and dad hack! How to prevent your child from asking you for snacks all day! #momsoftiktok #lifehack #fyp #viral

♬ We Will Rock You – Remastered 2011 – Queen

9. Toilet training tips for toddlers, anyone?

@honestlyautumn

What’s something that helped you when your were potty training your child? This is one of the best mom and dad hack to help your potty training toddler! #momsoftiktok #lifehack #fyp #viral

♬ We Will Rock You – Remastered 2011 – Queen

10. Autumn has lots of ways to stay cool and have fun during the hot summer months.

11. Don’t you hate it when your toddler throws their water bottle out of stroller? Here’s a simple fix.

12. Autumn is great at finding simple and unexpected money-saving hacks.

13. How to make your kids an indoor fishing game for bad weather days.

@honestlyautumn

This indoor activity for children is a great mom and dad hack for when it’s too hot outside! 🥵 #momsoftiktok #lifehack #fyp #viral

♬ We Will Rock You – Remastered 2011 – Queen

14. Hate taking multiple kids to try on shoes? Here’s an easy solution: don’t!

@honestlyautumn

This mom & dad hack is perfect for back to school shoe shopping! How to go shoe shopping wothout having to take your children with you! #momsoftiktok #lifehack #fyp #viral

♬ We Will Rock You – Remastered 2011 – Queen

15. This tip to prevent sunburns is only useful to people who have skin. (See what we did there?)

@honestlyautumn

Best mom and dad hack for the summer! How to prevent your children (and you) from getting sunburnt! #momsoftiktok #lifehack #fyp #viral

♬ Sunroof – Nicky Youre & dazy

Autumn is sharing helpful tips and advice on an almost daily basis, so her channels are worth checking out! We can’t wait to put these ideas to good use in our own households.

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