10 Mum Hacks - Products That Save Your Sanity!
Being a mum is incredibly beautiful and rewarding. And it's also challenging as well! The sheer effort it takes to organise the care of little ones is quite often a feat. We love a hack here at Little Treehouse Lane and these are our top 10 mum hacks - products that save your sanity!
What's a mum hack?
Well, anything that helps save us time and money, makes life flow more smoothly and keeps us organised, we are all over.
There are so many awesome mums who have invented products to solve common issues and problems and make mum life much easier.
We have rounded up our favourite 10 mum hacks - products that save your sanity!
Use a wet bag for all the things!
Wet bags are one of our favourite products for keeping mess to a minimum. They are an eco-friendly way to keep wet swimmers, nappies, breast pads, anything a bit icky contained until you get home.
They can also be used for so many other things:
washing delicates and toys in the washing machine
makeup and toiletry bags (contains spills!)
a travel laundry bag to keep your dirty clothes separate
as a rubbish bag in the car or when out and about
for wet clothes at day care (store dry ones in there so they can switch them out)
add ice to make a cold pack for bumps and bruises
for gym clothes and towels
anytime you need a handy little water-proof bag!
Use a SUBO food bottle for less mess!
The SUBO is one of the most innovative products we have seen and we love that is an all Aussie company!
The food bottle allows babies and toddlers to feed themselves independently without the mess. The clever design has a platform that moves automatically up the bottle as your child eats. This pushes the food up so there is no need to tip or squeeze in order to finish the meal!
"We love our Subo bottle! For Mr Independent 11 month old, meal times were ridiculously messy! Now with the Subo, he can still feed himself, and we’re not left with a massive clean up afterwards. We find it very easy to disassemble and wash. And simple to put back together." Sarah
Block out the sun for better sleep!
If your babies or kids need complete darkness to sleep (and stay asleep longer than 5am) these window blockout blinds will do the trick!
They use static cling, not adhesives and you can cut the roll to suit the shape of your windows. 100% of sun is blocked out and you can reuse them. Genius!
BUY WINDOW BLOCKOUT BLINDS HERE
Help kids breathe when they have a cold!
There is nothing worse than snot!! Well, maybe a few things. Babies and little kids are always getting colds but if you can help clear the mucus so they can breathe better, they are so much more comfortable and sleep better.
Snotty Boss make a brilliant aspirator (and it's the least gross way we have found of clearing the snot!) It's safe and gentle and it works!
BUY SNOTTY BOSS HERE
Hold your pram cover in place!
When out and about in the pram, you often have to cover it with a muslin or light cloth to keep the sun out or to keep the babes undisturbed while sleeping. But how annoying is it when they fly off and slip down?
Well, that's what Pram Pegs are for!! Super clever and so easy to use.
BUY PRAM PEGS HERE
Quick toy tidy up!
How clever is this idea. Spread out the toys and play on the Play Pouch and then when it's time to tidy up or go home, just pull the drawstring and off you go.
They are great for storage as well - organise all the different toys in different bags!
BUY PLAY POUCHES HERE
Keep everything organised!
Your hands are busy pushing the pram, so keeping everything you need close to hand makes life so much easier! Keep your keys, purse, phone and baby wipes close at hand, no rummaging around needed.
There are seperate sections, two roomy front pockets and a zipped pocket at the back. With velcro strips, it attaches to the pram easily and you can detach it and add the strap to use as a handbag! So clever.
Pram hooks are also a great idea if you don't need a whole new bag.
BUY OI OI STROLLER ORGANISER HERE
"Absolutely love the stroller organiser so handy to pop your water bottle, car keys, phone and small items in when attached to the stroller or to put in a few necessary items and used for a quick grab and go nappy bag thats not big and bulky." ~ Gemma N, verified review
Keep the kids safe in the car!
Some kids hate being in the car and will wriggle around and slip out of their car seats! The Houdini Stop is an innovative product that keeps their arms in.
It's safe, legal and has been tested to comply with all safety standards.
Toilet training made easy!
Mums of small boys (and actually maybe the big ones too!!) will know how hard it is to keep the toilet clean.
These Wee Targets are such a great idea. Attach them to the back of your toilet and warm urine will make the black spot turn into an image!! It teaches kids how to aim correctly and saves the mess and stress. Brilliant.
BUY WEE TARGETS HERE
Piddle Pads for accident in the car!
Speaking of wee, these piddle pads for your car seats are simply just a great idea.
There is a waterproof backing layer and absorbent internal layer. So much easy to clean up accidents.
Toddler Snack Cups
Our silicone snack cups are perfect for hungry toddlers on the move. No more dropped bowls with snacks all over the floor, or broken plates! Our snack cups have a have a handy spill-proof lid that keeps snacks inside even if the cup is tipped upside down.
There's also a suction grip on the bottom and it's foldable, so once that snacks are done, you can compress the cup for easy storage!
How good are these mum hacks? Saving time, money and our sanity with clever, innovative products designed to make life easier!!
What is your favourite mum hack? Let us know!
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