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Parents praise mom’s 5 hacks to get great photos of her kids: ‘This literally changed my life’

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Kids are not exactly the best models. Adorable as they may look if you can manage to snap a photo of them, the fussy little things cannot sit still.

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TikTok mom @thetravelingred dishes on everything from motherhood to traveling and home decor. She came up with five hacks to get amazing pictures of kids who don’t want to be photographed.

Now parents are gushing over the advice.

Her first tip was “give them something to do.” Whether it’s stirring a bowl, drinking a juice box or filling a bathtub, taking a photo in the moment is much better than trying to pose it.

“Keep them moving. Walking, running, dancing,” @thetravelingred suggested as she showed eye-catching photos of her daughter in motion.

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Third, the mom recommended “tickles.” Tickles are a sure-fire way to capture an intimate moment with your child laughing.

“Suprise them,” she said for the fourth hack. “Lift them up over your head, throw them up, flip ’em upside down.”

Her final trick was simple: “Turn around. When all else fails, turn around.” If you can’t get a good shot of their faces, take a photo from behind of them gazing off at some scenery. Trust that it looks downright majestic.

TikTok’s parents loved @thetravelingred’s tips.

“OK. This literally changed my life,” one user said.

“Awesome tips. Makes total sense, and the pictures turn out adorable,” another commented.

“I love this,” someone added.

Grab your skillet and say cheese!:

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