16 Parent Hacks You Need In Your Life

by SheKnows
Mar 30, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. ET

Have you wondered how to close the bedroom door without startling your baby? Tried to remove a onesie after an epic diaper blowout? Spent hours trying to clean up glitter? 

You need hacks. Luckily for you, we've got some. Herein are our favorite hacks from Asha Dornfest's brilliant book, Parent Hacks. Enjoy. 

Excerpted from Parent Hacks®:134 Genius Shortcuts for Life with Kids by Asha Dornfest (Workman Publishing). Copyright © 2016. Illustrations © Craighton Berman.

 

1 /17: After a diaper blowout...

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1/17 :After a diaper blowout...

2 /17: Keep your stroller from tipping...

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2/17 :Keep your stroller from tipping...

3 /17: If your car cup holders get gross...

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3/17 :If your car cup holders get gross...

4 /17: Trick the stressful-to-kids autoflush...

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4/17 :Trick the stressful-to-kids autoflush...

5 /17: Create your own body pillow...

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5/17 :Create your own body pillow...

6 /17: Turn regular underpants into training pants...

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6/17 :Turn regular underpants into training pants...

7 /17: Increase storage and drying space...

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7/17 :Increase storage and drying space...

8 /17: Keep shampoo out of your kid's eyes...

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8/17 :Keep shampoo out of your kid's eyes...

9 /17: Stash extra pacifiers...

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9/17 :Stash extra pacifiers...

10 /17: To keep your kid from rolling out of the bed...

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10/17 :To keep your kid from rolling out of the bed...

11 /17: Help your kid climb into bed...

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11/17 :Help your kid climb into bed...

12 /17: Muffle a door latch...

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12/17 :Muffle a door latch...

13 /17: Shoe shop on your own...

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13/17 :Shoe shop on your own...

14 /17: Insulate a sippy cup (and make it easier to grip)...

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14/17 :Insulate a sippy cup (and make it easier to grip)...

15 /17: Clean up glitter...

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15/17 :Clean up glitter...

16 /17: Cut a cake without a knife...

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16/17 :Cut a cake without a knife...

17 /17: Pin it!

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17/17 :Pin it!