Leave it to Dad to figure out new ways to make life better. Today we’re sharing some of the most genius Dad hacks ever created to help you live an easier parenting life. Whether you’re a mom or dad, these life hacks will surely keep life interesting and simpler for you!
If you don’t have any money or yard to put up a slide, then why not use cardboard? Dads have been innovating new ways to keep kids entertained for centuries. This cardboard slide idea is simple and fun for all ages.
This works best in a house with stairs that grow straight down, meaning there are no twists and turns in the stairs. Gather some big cardboard boxes, cut them into straight lines, and put them over the stairs. Let your kids have a blast sliding down the stairs on this long piece of cardboard for hours of fun.
Clean the Car
Get your kids helping with the car washing this summer! Just gather up some buckets of soapy water, get the kids dressed in clothing you don’t mind getting wet, give them some soft sponges and let them spread the soapy water all over the car.
You can use the clean the car technique on a hot summer day when you have other tasks to do in the garage or the yard but don’t want the kids underfoot. The kids will have a blast and you’ll get a mini-break from bored kids as you try to get more yard work done.
Clip Toenails While Kid is Asleep
If your kids freak out whenever you try to clip their fingernails or toenails then why not clip them while your kids are asleep? This is the perfect way to avoid whining and crying or arms flailing while you’re simply trying to get your kids’ nails clipped so they stop clawing themselves.
Cool Down the Punching
When you have a younger kid who just loves punching things or kicking things, it can be frustrating. So this genius Dad hack will give them something safe to punch and kick. Gather up an old pillowcase or similar sack and fill it with a comforter.
Hang the sack from something stable and let the kid have at it! They will punch and kick this thing for hours. Feel free to let them decorate the sack, too, for more fun and entertainment while you try to get other things done around the home.
These are just some of our favorite dad hacks to make life better. We hope that each of these ideas has helped you find something creative to do so that the kids can stay out of your way while you try to get things done this summer!