No matter how many parenting books exist, there isn’t an expert guidebook for how to be the perfect mom or dad. Every child is different, requiring parents to think outside the box in terms of coming up with ingenious ways to raise them right and keep them out of trouble. Here are 5 clever parenting hacks that should help most of you out!

Fun In The Sun

Parents won’t have to worry about their child eating sand or getting messy at the beach with this inventive parenting hack. One mother used an old fitted sheet to guard her child and their beach supplies. The baby could still play and be present at the beach, but no one had to worry about her eating the sand!