Australia’s Top 10 Mum Hacks

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FROM POWDER TO POOL NOODLES – HOW MUMS AROUND AUSTRALIA ARE HACKING THEIR WAY THROUGH MOTHERHOOD

To celebrate their 10th Anniversary range launch, Baby Jogger asked Mums around Australia to reveal the ingenious hacks that ease their family life. The new survey celebrates the creativity and commitment of mums nationwide and demonstrates the inspired ways they are tackling the everyday challenges of parenting.

Here are Australia’s Top 10 Mum Hacks

1. Baby powder in the beach bag to use when sand sticks to kids to brush it off easily.

2. A cheap menstrual pad can work as an excellent nappy booster – just slice open the backing to keep bubs dry all night

3. Make for a relaxed toilet training experience by giving your child a whiteboard marker and let them draw on the toilet seat while sitting backwards on the seat

4. Remove milk stains from clothes by laying them in the sun after a warm detergent wash, the UV will lighten the stains and make them disappear.

5. Once baby is too big for the baby bath, use a pool noodle folded in half in a pillow slip as a bath aide.

6. Patty pans are the idea no mess solution for catching drops from ice blocks – just poke a small hole and slide up the bottom of the stick

7. To stop endless sheet changing from bedwetting – simply make the bed three times with protector mats and fitted sheets. If there is an accident just rip the top layer off

8. Detachable capsules in prams and car seats enables easy transport without waking a sleeping baby

9. If your baby refuses medicine from a syringe, put a bottle teat on the syringe and slowly inject the medicine into baby’s mouth as they suck on the teat.

10. Coloured food dye in the toilet bowl – number two’s are more fun on coloured water.

The survey, commissioned by stroller company Baby Jogger Australia, identified that mums are finding newborns are easiest to care for (31%), with toddlers requiring the most attention and clever approaches (67%), led mostly by the development and milestone spikes says renowned child healthcare nurse, “Midwife Cath”.

Cath Curtin, Nurse, Midwife and Maternal and Child Healthcare Nurse says, “From the age of one till about 4, the baby transforms, becomes mobile and a parent’s focus on teaching, influencing and behaviour is most prominent. While we typically consider newborn life to be most challenging, speaking to mums every day I’m not surprised by this.”

While most people will be led to believe toilet training and feeding to be the core concern of mums, the survey found most mums turn their attention to travel (20%) and sleeping (20%).

Cath Curtin adds, “Travelling with babies and young children can add pressure particularly if the little one is unsettled or it’s a lengthy trip. Baby Jogger’s innovations continue to focus on this mentality with compact one-hand quick fold products to ease the journey. While sleeping is a continual development brought up by many of the mums I speak to and in industry literature.”

Samantha Gash

Survivor contestant and professional athlete Samantha Gash, who recently gave birth to her first child, is gearing up for her first Mother’s Day.

“Don’t believe you can’t go places because you have a newborn. It is a choice that you are able to make. With preparation, the right gear and team work with your partner, your journey outdoors can be smooth and mentally healthy for you. I have gotten into the routine of going outdoors with Harry at least once a day, whether it is for a 15 minute walk or to meet a friend for a coffee.”

On travelling, Samantha says, “At five weeks old we are doing a road trip from Melbourne to Adelaide with him in the City GO Baby Capsule so we can easily put him in and out of the car while still sleeping. Then when he is three months old we are going to Bali.”

Her advice for other mums travelling with bubs, “Particularly for longer trips with a baby I suggest giving yourself plenty of extra time for cuddles and feeding stops (for both you and the baby), having a good music playlist and a healthy sense of humour.”

In celebration of their 10th Anniversary, Baby Jogger has revamped the award winning range that sparked a transformation in baby stroller innovation. Launching on May 1st, the Baby Jogger 10th Anniversary collection will feature a new athleisure inspired design of their trusted one-hand quick fold products.

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