Today I bring you my top mom hacks for making it through life with a toddler, all in a handy Infographic! You can snag a printable version of this Infographic here!
In case you don’t want to read the tiny words here’s what it says!
1. Grab and Go Breakfast
Does your kid wake up super early in the morning?! Try prepping breakfast the night before and leaving it in the kitchen for an easy grab and go first morning meal. Prefilled sippy cups of milk and bowls of fruit are a huge hit in our house! (Update: I made this graphic last week and now little man is not down with the milk cup… figures.)
2. Diapers, wipes, butt paste.
Leave a handful of diapers, a pack of wipes, and some sort of butt paste in your purse at all times so you can worry less about packing for outings and more about getting stuff done.
3. Let them help
It can take forever to accomplish tasks, but letting your toddler or preschooler help accomplish tasks around the house or when getting ready in the morning makes them feel important and helps them remain in control, limiting tantrums and freak outs.
4. Stick to the routine
Get on a routine and stick to it! Kids thrive off routine and structure, and it will help you from feeling mentally exhausted at the end of the day once you get the routine down pat.
5. Monkey see monkey do
Want your kids to brush their teeth? Make a huge deal out of you doing the same thing and they’ll want to join right in.
6. Always carry a car
In every bag I have there is a strategically placed hot wheels car ready to distract, bribe, or entertain my two year old while we’re out doing stuff in the world. Find your little ones passion and store a mini one in your purse for screen free play on the go!
7. Prioritize tasks
Don’t set yourself up for failure, prioritize your tasks with what you want to accomplish vs. What actually needs to get done. Do the necessary and do the rest as you find time!
8. Give all the kisses
Feeling down? Parenting is tough, whenever your toddler is driving you bananas stop and give them all the kisses because at the end of the day time goes by way too fast!
The Wrap Up
Being a mom is hard, but these nifty little tricks seem to make life a heck of a lot easier on the worst days, and even on the worst days I remember just how lucky I am to have a tiny human to yell at me over eating dinner or putting on socks. Have suggestions? Love the infographic? Want to see anything new and exciting on the blog that I may be missing? Let me know!