IT’S a well-known fact that baby powder is a brilliant way of getting sand off when you’ve finished a day at the beach.
But it can be more than a little bit messy.
So one mum had a think and has come up with a brilliant way to keep the powder contained but still useful.
Lauren took to her Instagram Reels to share the clever hack, explaining in her video: “One of my favourite mum hacks that I think we all know is that you can use baby powder to remove sand when you’re cleaning up after the beach but it gets really messy.
“So did you know that you can actually put that baby powder inside of a sock?
“That’s going to contain it and you just rub the sock all over and that will remove the sand.”
She was seen using the powder-filled sock on her kids, and the sand on their skin came off quickly and easily.
“Save this for your next beach trip!!” Lauren captioned her Reel.
“No one wants a bunch of sand in their car after a day at the beach, and this hack works so well!!”
“well that’s clever ain’t it,” one person wrote in the comments.
While another suggested cornstarch as an alternative to talc.
“Yup, good tip,” a third wrote. “It doesn’t just help the sand slide off (towel does work), it gets rid of the tackiness.
“You can slide clothes on easily with powder.”
Lauren isn’t the only mum to have shared a beach hack on social media.
Mum-of-four Shannon, whose TikTok profile can be found at @athomewithshannon, revealed she always takes one trusty item from her home with her to the beach.
She wrote alongside the post: “Save this for your next beach trip! GENIUS BEACH MOM HACK! Welcome to MOM HACK TOK!”
Then, in a video, she revealed: “People loved my mum hack of bringing a laundry basket to the beach. But I made it even better – a collapsible laundry basket.”
Shannon then demonstrated why it was such a good idea, as she filmed herself putting her family’s belongings into the lightweight basket that has tiny holes.
Then, once everyone is ready to leave for the day, Shannon said it’s simply a matter of picking up the laundry basket, and shaking out the sand.