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Listen Up, Moms! Four Hacks to Minimize Daily Annoyances

As many moms — both new and seasoned — can attest, babies and children are a blessing. But, truth be told, they also know all too well that babies can be downright messy! Mothers tend to have little time to spare throughout the day, and though these littlest members of the family can bring disarray, moms everywhere wouldn’t change it for the world. Fortunately, there are ways you can minimize your daily disturbances and annoyances with these timesaving hacks.

Four Hacks to Minimize Daily Annoyances

Get More Done While Baby Sleeps

Many mothers suffer from lack of sleep if their infant struggles with bedtime. Many experts think that a soothing touch can help babies fall asleep and stay asleep. But what’s a mom to do if she wants to free up both of her hands during nap time in order to accomplish other tasks?Try a faux hand. Fill a soft glove with beans and place it on your baby’s back to soothe, calm and promote sleep by imitating the feeling of being held. Baby sleeps restfully with the weighted glove and, voila, your hands are free for household chores.

Leaks, Stains, Bath Time, Oh My!

If your baby is experiencing diaper leaks at night, experts suggest getting diapers that are one size larger rather than diapers made especially for overnight. The larger diaper will catch leaks and cost less.

For stubborn stains that come from juice, leaks and vomit, try mixing Dawn dish soap with hydrogen peroxide (one part Dawn and two parts peroxide) for a powerful stain-removal remedy. This works well on clothes, furniture and carpet alike.

For a warm, soft hug after baby’s bath, consider warming the bath towel to help minimize fussiness and chills. Likewise, consider warming crib bedding with a heating pad before putting baby down for a smooth transition from you to their bed.

Put Your Smartphone to Work

Many moms in the know understand the helpful power of a smartphone goes beyond calls, texts and social media. Relying on smartphone apps to help you save time can truly be a lifesaver. Some helpful apps for busy moms include My Virtual Assistant personal assistant app, White Noise Baby and Milk Maid breastfeeding tracker, along with grocery and recipe apps like Grocery Gadget and Big Oven.

It’s also key to remember to protect your smartphone from the spills, dunks and dips that come along with your bundle of joy. Choosing a phone that is water resistant, like the Samsung Galaxy S8, is a safe bet. This state-of-the-art smartphone is built to withstand all of the elements of infanthood and more, while also offering a brilliant 5.8 inch display and the world’s first Infinity Screen. And with brilliant photo-taking capabilities, you’ll always perfectly capture your baby’s most adorable moments.

Allow Yourself “You” Time

As the old adage goes, you must take care of yourself before you can take care of anyone else. This rings particularly true in motherhood. You won’t be able to tend to your baby, your family or your home if you are physically or mentally depleted.

Taking time for yourself is, perhaps, the best gift you could ever give to your family. Whether that gift is a short nap, a yoga class, a morning run, a hot bath, a delicious and nourishing meal or even a girls night out, be sure to carve out some time to do the things you love and the things that restore your energy and zest for life. Because if mama’s not happy, nobody’s happy!

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