Taking your kids to the park — no matter their age — can be a fun, if not a little bit daunting, overwhelming, and exhausting experience. When you're a new mom, however, whether it's your first baby or you have a couple of older kids in tow as well, you will most likely feel all these feelings even more so. But don't worry, mama, there are some playground hacks all new moms need to know that'll help make your experience at the playground a little smoother, a little happier, and a little safer, and be more relaxing than stressful.
From knowing which "rides" to avoid, to bringing plastic zip lock bags to protect your phone when it accidentally finds itself basking in the sand, there are some key playground hacks for new moms to follow to make the visit as painless as possible. Some of these hacks require you to plan ahead just a little bit so that you bring whatever you need with you to the playground. Others are things you can do or things you should know once you get there. From the kitchen to the laundry room, there are things that you probably already have in your house that'll make the trip to the park just about the easiest outing you'll undertake.
Don't forget that playing at the park should be fun, and that taking your kids there can be a good way to keep them entertained, let them get some energy out, make new friends, learn how to share, and so many other things. So don't head over there without a little preparation. Here are some helpful playground hacks that will make your time there even better.