Each year, millions of people gather around the table for a Thanksgiving feast and give thanks for the big things in life: a happy, healthy family, the love of their children, a new job, even a beloved pet. But what moms of youngsters are secretly giving thanks for a list of hacks that contribute to their sanity on a daily basis. So, here are a few often underappreciated things that make parenting just a little bit easier.
1. Fruit/Vegetable Squeeze Pouches
So your kid won’t eat peas? Doesn’t like the texture of pears? No need to worry about not hitting all the food groups when your child slams squeezable fruit pouches like a college kid who’s just turned 21. Sure, they’re stupid expensive, but guess what: You can’t put a price on your kid’s nutrition
2. Binkie Lanyard
Whoever thought of this simple, yet genius, device deserves a hearty round of applause. If I had a dollar for every time a binkie fell on the floor before I discovered this product, I’d be a rich woman. Not only does it keep binkies from ending up amongst the dust bunnies on the floor or in the dirt outside, but hook it to the car seat strap, and voila, baby can actually find her own binkie on a long car ride. Best $3 purchase I’ve ever made.