The bubble wand. One of the best-worst inventions out there. These dollar store items bring so much joy and so many meltdowns to children each and every day.

Sure, it’s great for blowing epic bubbles, but not when your toddler decides she wants to go it and then realises she can’t. Cue the sticky bubble solution spillage. Cue the broken wand that “won’t fit” into the opening. Cue the epic meltdown.

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No more bubble wand tantrums!

Well, not anymore, ladies and gents! Because a clever mum of TikTok – Nicole Rose Center – has shared a little-known bubble hack that lets kids blow bubbles themselves without all the regular bubble-blowing dramas.

All you need? A bowl and a straw. Two items you most likely already have in the house.

Source: TikTok

The hack is simple. Dump the bubble-wand-of-tears and replace it with a straw of any size. Then move your bubbles into a more toddler-friendly bowl to make it easier. You can keep the cylinder if you’d like but a bowl does make it a bit easier and if you have more than one child fighting for the bubble wand, then this lets all the kids have a go at once.

“So mums of toddlers: We all want to get them bubbles and have them be able to use [the wand] so nicely,” she says in the video. “But they never can use it and it gets spilled. Let me show you a little hack. These are just regular straws and I put some bubbles here. All kids can do this, with any straw.”

 

@nicolerosecenter #momoftoddler #toddlerhacks #hacksfortoddlers #momhack #momwins ♬ original sound – NRCenergy.keto

 

Nicole shares tons of cool parenting hacks but this one is the viewers’ favourite with over 500k views in just a few days. Nicole received heaps of praise for her cool idea, but, OF COURSE, there were plenty of people who couldn’t help but point out that toddlers will see a bowl and a straw and drink the bubbles.

So, parents. Consider this your public safety announcement. Tell your toddler NOT to drink the bubbles before handing the straw and bowl of bubbles over.

More TikTok gold

TikTok is rife with parenting hacks. Check out a few other ideas we’ve featured in the past:

How to tell your twins apart

Mum of twins, Lacei Ramirez Amodei, shared on TikTok her genius trick for telling twins apart, newborn twins no less – a little two-nail-pedi on those sweet, tiny feet.

Read it here. 

telling twins apart SI

Banana Sleep Trick!

TikTokker mum Allison discovered a super simple trick to ensure her  ‘absolute worst sleeper’ actually slept through the night. All you need is a banana!

Read it here. 

child talking on banana phone to illustrate mobile phone plans for kids

That’s a wrap

I know this is an oldie but it’s still a goodie – remember when TikTik turned us all into lunch artists with this super simple wrap hack? This wrap making technique completely omits that fiddly, awkward, never-stays-together ‘rolling’ of the wrap to hold in the filling. Instead, a simple cut along the radius of the wrap bread is the mind-blowing solution.

Read it here. 

wrap trend
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Clean shower every single day

Let’s not forget this epic viral shower cleaning hack that had us all running to Woolworths for a Dishmatic to keep in the shower. Keep the Dishmatic filled with a 50:50 mix of dishwashing soap and vinegar and the last person to take a shower in the morning can give it a quick scrub to keep it clean. Say goodbye to back busting shower scrub days of old!

Read it here. 

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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