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Updated by Nathalie Martin on Feb 21, 2019
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Hacks for Stressed Parents!

New babies… very cute and a blessing to life which can sometimes be clouded by sleepless nights, soiled nappies and endless screaming. Parenting it a really tough job which will have you on the edge of your seat until they hit the big 18… then you have a fresh set of worries for your not so little one!

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Child-Friendly Tattoo

Child-Friendly Tattoo

Probably not the first thing to come to mind when trying to make a parent’s life easier however, bear with. Ever looked away for a second before looking back to find an empty space where your child was? These panicky moments are super scary and if unfortunately, this does happen to you, increase the chances of being reunited with a child-friendly tattoos. These are non-invasive and simple consist of writing your number on your child’s arm, alternatively you can make them wear a bracelet with relevant information however these can easily be taken off.

To convince them if they are a little resistant, tell them it is a fun game and even let them write on you! You can also get temporary printed tats which have details like medical info and phone numbers on therm.

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Change Up Your Medicine Style

Change Up Your Medicine Style

Poorly children can often become resistant when needing to take tablet form medication which is why you should look out for liquid alternatives. Of course, many of us have already heard of your usual suspects Calpol and Nurofen however did you know your GP can prescribe many more types medicine in liquid form? Usually in the form unlicensed medicines, GPs can alter liquid prescriptions usually meant for adults to suit children too. They can also come in a range of flavours so your little one has no excuse!

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Different Child - Different Label!

Different Child - Different Label!

Laundry can be a chore at the best of times but balancing that with trying to do a gazillion other things can prove to be a bit of a feat. Mixing clothes up and even sorting them properly can be time consuming and anything to chop this activity down is welcomed… am I right? Especially with if you have little ones with similar sizing and clothing! A popular choice would be the dot method (dot for each child, 1st = 1 dot, 2nd child = 2 dots) or even buying name tags and sewing them onto each item of clothing so you can easily identify whose is whose. Although initially very time consuming, you will reap the long-term benefits!

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Apps for 'Appy Children!

Apps for 'Appy Children!

There is no running away from technology these days and as much as it can be annoying – they can be super helpful. Keep an eye out for useful apps that will make days out with kids easier like the ‘sit or squat app’ which notifies you of the nearest toilet and amenities in the local area. This is a godsend when travelling to a new place and we all know how impatient kids can get when they need a wee or food!

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Create a Playbox to Pass Time!

Create a Playbox to Pass Time!

Long car journeys or long distant travel in general can be super painful if you don’t have anything to subside easily bored kids. Why not pack a play box? From colouring books to fun travel game sets, its all great having tablets and phones to play on however these things run out of battery and can have siblings fighting over the charging cable! Dig deep into your memory to think of the things you used to do with your parents during long journeys, eye-spy and the association game are timeless and fun activities for all the family.

  • "Nathalie Martin is a young woman from Brighton who has a strong interest in education, family, shopping and childcare after growing up as a part of a large family on the South Coast. When she's not writing about what she loves she is most likely kicking back with her cat called James"

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