Crazy Parenting Tips That Actually Work
Written by January 25th, 2016on
At Little Remedies®, we love interacting with our customers, especially when they share their sage advice with us. Once you have children, you realize that it does “take a village” to raise a child.
This summer, we asked for crazy parenting tips that actually work and we got lots of awesome (and creative!) advice. While we were reading the responses, we kept thinking to ourselves, “Wow! I wish I had known about that sooner!” That’s why we wanted to share some of our favorite tips with you. Think of our Little Remedies® family as your extended virtual village.
- Put a red washcloth in your First Aid Kit. Why? Boo boos that bleed can fly under the radar when they get washed off, sparing your child from the sight of red blood.
- Many parents agree that you shouldn’t worry about holding your baby too much or stress out that your spoiling them. These parents encourage as much cuddle time and nurturing as possible!
- Stay as calm as possible when something goes wrong, so your baby doesn’t “freak out” and feed off of your anxiety. Baby’s look to familiar faces for comfort, so a smile and a soothing voice helps an “oops!” situation.
- Did you know that baby powder helps remove sand? One mom says if you come home from the beach and you just can’t get the sand off, sprinkle some baby powder on it. You can brush it right off!
- Multiple moms swear by babywearing. Do it as much as you can for as long as you can. They say you avoid major baby meltdowns. Discover the basics of babywearing in this article about the types of carries and the benefits of keepng baby close.
- Numerous moms agree that you should talk to your baby like you would anyone else. No baby talk! They say it sounds ridiculous, nor does benefit your baby’s speech. Plus, your baby quickly learns to understand your tone and your words.
- Sing like nobody is listening! It doesn’t matter how bad your voice may be, your baby will love listening to you sing a soothing tune or a silly song to distract them.
- “Never underestimate your kids.”
- If you have a congested baby or toddler, run a hot shower and let the steam fill up the bathroom. Sit with your baby face-down on your knees and gently pat your baby’s back. This will help them expel mucus and breathe easier. Oh no! Baby's first cold? We'll help you figure out those icky germs & what you can do to ease the symptoms here.
- Babies like to bounce and move. Moms have found creative ways to safely help their little ones get play time in a bouncer or jumper and they swear it helps their babies sleep better too.