4 Favorite Summertime Mom Hacks

4 Favorite Summertime Mom Hacks

I love a good mom hack. My kids are young and I am happy to take the advice and guidance of more experienced moms. Whether it is for a road trip or a beach trip, I am here for the hacks. I’ve rounded up four of my favorite hacks that are now just part of our everyday life, be it summertime, or anytime.

Kid-sized Freezie / Pedialyte pops

4 Favorite Summertime Mom Hacks

One of my favorites is to hang a freezie over the rack in the freezer, basically creating two smaller freezies. I then cut it in the middle and give my toddler a more appropriately sized freezie. I’ve also done this with Pedialyte pops, and this is a great way to get my kiddo to rehydrate after a long day outside or at the beach.

Insulated Cup / Pitcher as a Mini Ice Chest

Another mom shared this one with me before we went to the beach. Take those half-freezies, place them in a Yeti / Stanley / etc. and fill with ice. Then place this mini ice chest in your cooler. Your freezies will stay frozen much longer and will cut down on trips back inside! This is also effective for those boozy adult freezies that never really get solid.

Juice Box Handles

4 Favorite Summertime Mom Hacks

I don’t know about your kids, but mine have to be reminded over and over again not to squeeze the juice box. I saw this mom hack a while back and it has been a game changer. Just lift the little flaps on the side of the juice box and use them as handles! My kiddo even told my husband that the flaps needed to be lifted when he served a juice box without lifted flaps.

Wet Bags

These have been a part of my “mom hack” arsenal since I became a mom. The original intention is for use with cloth diapering, but these bags are great for a range of items throughout motherhood. In those infant days they came in handy for soiled clothes or bibs, pump parts, or a mini-diaper bag for a quick trip. We send one to daycare with my infant daily. In our house they are most frequently used for swim lessons and summer fun. Having both a wet and dry compartment makes it easy to get a quick change after swim lessons. Dry clothes are in the dry pocket; when it is time to change there is a simple pack that my kid can take into the changing room. They’re also great for storing that still damp swimwear for those rides home from the pool, the beach, or the waterpark. 

4 Favorite Summertime Mom Hacks

I hope these hacks come in handy this summer. I’d love to know about your favorite summertime mom hacks. Share them below.

A native of the New Orleans 'burbs, Melanie has lived in Baton Rouge since starting her bachelors degree at LSU way back in 2001. She earned her BA in Mass Communication and a master’s degree in Social Work both from LSU. In her professional life Melanie focuses on women’s mental health. Melanie and her husband Adam have been married for eleven years. They have a sassy 3 year old and an eleventh month old who keeps them on their toes. When not working or moming Melanie can be found exploring a new hobby, trying to “get organized” and avoiding the laundry. She loves sitcoms, traveling, iced coffee and carbs.


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