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15 Shortcuts Every Mum Should Take

06/09/2011 00:15 | Updated 22 May 2015

Before you have kids, it's easy to frown disapprovingly on the mum in the supermarket handing her toddler a biscuit she hasn't paid for yet, just to keep him quiet. Or raise an eyebrow as your harassed friend gives her children alphabet spaghetti and plonks them in front of CBeebies. Or suck your cheeks in when your sister puts her baby girl in a hand-me-down blue babygro with a train on...

But you know what? It's a different story when they're your kids - and it's your sanity. Here are our favourite time and sanity saving tricks, and why taking them won't do your, or your children, any harm...

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