Taking your baby to the supermarket can be a taxing task. If they are too young to fit in the trolley seat you end up having to lug them from aisle to aisle while trying to do your shopping.
However, a mum in Australia has just come up with a genius hack that means that you can push around your baby with the groceries, that will keep him or her safe.
Jazz, a mother of three, had the brainwave of using a neck pillow to keep her baby daughter sitting snugly in the trolley seat. Posting to the Kmart Mums Australia Facebook group. She wrote: “Here’s a hack! Keep baby upright in trolley with a neck pillow. Also has a strap to strap baby in and loop at front to attach a toy.”
She then added to Kidspot: “If I need to buy big items or lots of items it makes it hard or impossible to do that shop with a pram as you have limited space.
“With a trolley and having bubs comfy in the neck pillow and attaching toy at front of the pillow keeps her more comfortable and occupied.”
Many mums were thrilled by the idea, with one writing: “Brilliant idea, also great for when they are tired to rest head on”.
Another wrote: “Brilliant idea, also great for when they are tired to rest head on”. While a third commented: “I just used to pack cat food around the baby, this looks easier.”
Equally, if you are looking for a way to kids to get your kids to calm down before they go to sleep, mother Jessica D’Entremont has found a creative way to get her children to stay still.
Jessica often shares her parenting journey to Instagram in order to raise awareness of sensory processing disorders and she came up with the idea when she needed her children to be quiet for a while.
The family had had a busy day out and after a day of shopping among noise and crowds Jessica’s daughters were “about to start freaking out.”
In response the mum of two came up with the brilliant approach; she bought them glow in the dark pyjamas, then told her kids that they needed to lie very still and quietly under the lights so as to ‘charge’ them, otherwise they would not have enough energy to glow later on.
The clever trick worked and the two little girls lied down in the bedroom for as long as was necessary to ‘charge’ their pjs. Jessica, who is from New York, shared her success to Facebook where it has now gone viral, and been shared over 100,000 times.