25+ Summer Parenting Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

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Take a vacation from irritation.

1. Freeze aloe vera in ice-cube trays to instantly cool sunburns.

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2. Make an instant beach-safe diaper decoy.

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3. Create an easy DIY breakfast station for kiddos on summer mornings.

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will show you how.

4. Keep baby powder on hand to remove damp sand from feet at the end of a long beach day.

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5. Blow up a kiddie pool to keep blankets dry while watching fireworks or stargazing.

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Damp grass? No problem.

6. Make drip-free ice pops at home by adding gelatin to the mix.

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Get the recipe HERE.

7. Alternately, use a cupcake liner to keep dripping ice pops contained.

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8. You can also use them to keep your drinks bug-free!

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9. Equally clever? Make your own spill-proof cup out of Press n’ Seal.

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10. Get a thrift-store sheet and turn it into an outdoor canvas!

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11. Use a shoe sorter to keep summer essentials organized in your trunk.

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12. Build this poolside drying rack.

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Instructions HERE.

13. Add magnets to drinking cups so kiddos can keep themselves hydrated on hot days.

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14. Turn your deck in to a giant game board.

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Let it lead to a day of outdoor activities!

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15. Make giant bubbles!

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16. Keep the fun flowing with a bubble refill station.

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17. Fill your cooler with frozen balloons to prevent a meltdown.

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Great for boxed drinks, which get soggy soaking in water.

18. Make your own DIY sundial, and watch time slow down.

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Find out how!

19. Wash sand and dirt out of toy crannies in the dishwasher.

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Also a great way to clean shoes.

20. Use empty wipe containers to carry toys, food, games, and craft supplies on the go.

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21. Egg cartons can be used to tote fruit that bruises easily.

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22. Beat boredom with pre-labeled “activity sticks.”

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Brainstorm a bunch of fun ideas together and you’ll always have inspiration on hand when boredom strikes.

23. Apple cider vinegar can calm itchy mosquito bites.

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Orajel or lemon juice will also do the trick in a pinch.

24. Easily create your own soap-boat racetrack.

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Lean how at . (Aluminum foil can sub in for a wider racetrack.)

25. Convert a bead container to a customizable snack storage container.

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26. Use old candy tins to make your own magnetic travel games.

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Learn how HERE.

27. Muffin tins make great condiment service dishes.

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Also cuts down on dishwashing!

28. Keep your kiddo’s suitcase under control by separating clothes by day.

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The ziplocks can double as wet bags for messy clothes needing to return home.

29. Bring a fitted sheet to the beach and say goodbye to sandy blankets.

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