Although it might seem trivial talking about the mundane every day matters, sometimes you can learn a thing or two from other mums. Today I’m sharing some of the simple tips that you might or might not have already known, and if you have not, they might be useful to you! I can’t claim the credit for all, but I hope they will help make your life easier!
Tired of toys that seem to be going on their own all day? Use old batteries from remote controls and other devices for toys like trains. You can save money and the environment by sucking every last drop out of your batteries.
Hands up who likes to deal with formula all over the place? Pre-scoop the amount into a bottle, and just pour the right amount of water in so you don’t have to fumble with messy powder all over the place. In the case of nighttime wakings, we have 1 bottle with FM in it, and another bottle with the right amount of water in the bottle warmer at the temperature you want. So all you need to do is pour one bottle into the other bottle, and you can head back to sleep! I don’t premix the formula with water beforehand because if no one drinks it in the middle of the night it’ll probably be yoghurt by morning (that’s an idea, maybe I should use the warmer as a yoghurt maker!).
Kids not feeling well? Keep a pail or container (or two at different locations!) within easy reach in case they need to throw up in the middle of the night and can’t make it to the toilet in time. It has saved us a couple of times! One mummy I told this to said she’d never thought of using a container!
And last but not least…
Love having to change bed sheets in the middle of the night? Yeah, no one does. Make it easier by layering one set of bedding over another – in our case this is waterproof cover, bed sheet, waterproof cover, bedsheet. So if there are any spills or accidents, vomit or pee, just tear off one layer and you’re done! No rummaging for bedsheets in the middle of the night.
This is part of a blog train by 31 mums over 31 days to share their survival tips. Click to see more great tips, tricks and advice!
The next mum on the blogtrain is Irene from SingaporeMomBlogs!
Irene is a former Singapore Girl who swapped kebayas in return for 3 little munchkins. They are now the driving force of her life. The full time Stay At Home Mom strongly believes that motherhood is the beginning of living. She is quick-witted and often described as the life of the party.
Do pop by her blog at SingaporeMomBlogs tomorrow to read her survival tips.