We all know that while baby clothes are the cutest — they are not always the most practical item for your growing peanut. So what do we grab? A onsie. Enter, TikTok.
So what do you do when that onsie gets a lot of love and needs to be tossed? One TikTok user by the username of @xotiny__ has an ingenious hack for that…
In the video above, you can see someone snipping off the bottom of the onesie. The bottom piece works amazingly as a bib. Cool right?
And thankfully, bibs are not something that your kiddos will grow out of too fast.
Another TikTok parenting tip that we absolutely love? Teaching your kiddo about consent during diaper changes.
One mom decided to start having an important conversation regarding consent and body autonomy with her toddler. How? During his diaper changes.
Alissa, a 32-year-old mom of two from Chicago, swears by the practice and recently shared it with the world via TikTok to her account, once.upon.a.mama. In a clip posted on April 16, Alissa shared how diaper changes have become a perfect way for her to teach her son about body autonomy, or, the right a person has to govern their own body.
“Young toddlers and babies cannot consent to diaper changes, but they must be done as a necessary care task,” Alissa said. “So I interact with my son as I change him and explain what I’m doing as I do it, so he at least feels part of the process.”
In addition, she also shares to do this in a way where it feels both right for mom and kiddo.
Just like in her clip, Alissa first says to explain what you are doing and then from there, interact with your toddler by light conversation, singing songs, and/or asking questions. But at the most important part of this process? According to the mom, it is to pay attention to whether they fight the diaper change.
While most kids do this and according to Alissa, she suggests calmly explaining why you must change them so they begin to see the logic behind it. In addition, she also likes to give her toddler a choice, such as: “would you like to be changed now or in 5 minutes?”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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