The baby hacks that have proven to be true lifesavers, though, are the ones that let me maneuver through life with a single hand (since one is inevitably occupied with an infant). These tricks – many picked up from our super-efficient friends in the military – keep everything I need within reach, at-hand and ready to go.
Baby Hacks You'll Wish You Knew Sooner
Stick reusable silicone muffin tins inside your car cup holders to keep them clean and have all that change and junk totally totable. This is one of those baby hacks I picked up somewhere on the interwebs and wished I'd discovered before paying for all those car detail services.
Military bags and pouches have tons of velcro spots and loops so you can have all the little essentials at-the-ready.
In fact, you should really always buy toys that have loops for hanging. This is top on my list of baby hacks – I think myself for the forethought when I'm in a busy store and don't have to pick up and clean that teether twenty times in a row.
Use a seat back organizer in the car or stick a suction cup shower caddy on the window to corral wipes and diapers.
Command hooks. Command hooks EVERYWHERE. I shared in a previous post of baby hacks that we hang these in the bathroom for baskets dedicated to bath toys. They're also helpful on the backs of high chairs for bib storage.
Put a Lazy Susan on a refrigerator shelf for easy access to all of your condiments.
Use carabiners to hang stuff from door handles so you won't forget it. I also use them to clip small essentials to my belt or baby carrier.
Roll complete outfits into bundles when traveling so you don't have to sort through a messy bag to gather socks, shirts, bottoms and warm layers.
Sprinkle baby powder onto your skin at the beach. It makes wet, sticky sand roll right off.
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