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Mom and TikToker Heather Smith (@feathrheathr) recently filmed her daring trip to the beach, and now parents everywhere are picking their jaws off the floor.
Heather begins by saying, “4 kids, 1 mom, go to the beach.”
As she explains in the comments, Dad was at work when she filmed this, so it was up to her — and her clever beach hacks — to get the kids there and back!
As we watch her video of the kids enjoying the beach, Heather explains each of her hacks and tips.
“Water shoes because you’re not carrying anybody through the hot sand… Only a few sand toys because they’re carrying them to and from. Sand- and waterproof mat… Collapsible buckets were in my beach bag…”
But what would a beach trip be without food?
“We packed our lunch so we could eat before they get dry clothes on. I froze yogurt, water bottles, and pouches for ice packs, and then they ate them,” she explains.
When it’s time to head home, Heather has brilliant hacks for that too.
“Quick-dry towels, and while they dried off, I started loading the wagon back up. Powder in a sock hack to remove all the sticky sand. Dry clothes in a wet bag so when you take the dry clothes out, you put the wet clothes in. And we’re loaded back up!”
‘Moms should be in charge of the world…’
TikTok parents were stunned by Heather’s video — not only for her brilliant beach hacks for kids, but for her ability to manage all this alone!
“I am stressed just watching this. I took 1 kid to Walmart for 20 minutes today and hated every second,” one comment said.
“Mothers should be in charge of the world. Military precision. Y’all know how to handle stuff,” said another.
“I can’t understand and how you not only did all of this but also found time to record for us,” said another viewer.
But in addition to lauding Heather’s hard work and clever tricks, the comments were filled with people begging for links to the products she used.
“Can you please link every single product? What is that sunscreen stick? The towels? Collapsible buckets? I need all of it,” read one comment.
So, to help out any parents reading this at home, we’ve gone ahead and found the brilliant items Heather used in her video! The sunscreen application stick can be found on Amazon — as can the collapsible buckets, quick-dry towels, sand-proof mat, and Heather’s wet bag!
As Heather’s video proves: with a few simple hacks and a little pre-planning (ok, maybe a lot!), anything is possible!
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