Nursery Organization Tips
February 10, 2021
Life with a baby can be quite stressful. Of course, having a baby is a precious moment in and of itself, and raising that child is a singular experience for all parents. However, we can’t deny the fact for at least a little bit, especially after you bring the baby home, your life gets turned upside down. Caring for a tiny human being means that you can’t give the same amount of attention to daily and ongoing life responsibilities, like washing clothes, cleaning the house, getting work done, and anything else. One thing that can make life a little easier is organizing your nursery so diapers, wipes, toys, towels, and everything else you need is folded or placed nicely exactly where you need it.
Below, we will cover some nursery organization tips, and while you’re investing in some storage, take a look at the cutest designer baby clothes you can find online. Aubrey Gianna Boutique has a wide selection of baby clothes, baby headbands, baby blankets, swaddles, and more, fulfilling all of your child’s clothing needs. Shop now!
Utilize the Space Under the Crib
As a rule of fung shui, it’s not encouraged to store things under your bed, but if you are in need of extra space in your nursery, placing some baby toys, wipes, or any other necessity that you need close to the crib in cute and decorative bins. If you don’t like the look of bins or baskets, or you want to store larger items that you don’t need to access all of the time, use a crib skirt to hide everything under the crib.
If none of these ideas are what you envision in your nursery, look for a storage-friendly crib that has drawers and doors to hold all of your baby needs.
Create a Diaper Station
You will be changing a lot of diapers once your baby is born. A diaper changing station stocked with all of the diapering essentials will completely change the way you change your baby’s diapers, and it will make the whole process a little less stressful (hopefully) because you will have everything you need within arms reach. Some things you should probably have in your baby changing station are:
- Changing pad - A pad is a diapering essential. It has a three-sided enclosure as well as a safety belt that will prevent the baby from falling off the dresser. It is a comfortable option for your baby but it also gives you peace of mind.
- Changing pad cover - Changing pad covers are important because, as you may already know or will soon find out, changing your baby’s diaper is going to get messy, and having a cover you can take off and wash can save you some real headaches.
- Diaper organizer, storage basket, or diaper caddy - Obviously, a diaper changing station needs diapers, and there is no better way to keep them organized and available than with a caddy or organization system that keeps wipes, diapers, creams, lotions, powders, and more all within inches of each other, and a foot from you.
- Diaper bin - Or just use a regular trashcan, but something with a lid is going to work best so you can throw used diapers out without having to smell them.
- Diaper rash cream
- Healthcare kit
Use a Dresser as a Changing Table
While you have the option of buying a changing table, a dresser makes much more sense because, with a dresser, you have the option of making your furniture serve double duty. You have the list of necessary components to make a great diaper changing station (listed above), so you can really make this investment work for you. The best part about a dresser is that you have all the storage that comes with it. Plus, you can use it for years to come, whereas a changing table will only be in use for so many months.
Add a shelving Unit
You don’t have to break the bank to find some great shelving options that are within budget and well within your room style. Your baby’s necessities will add up much quicker than you may think, especially as they continue to grow. A shelving unit keeps the closet organized and provides additional storage for books and toys. If needed, it can be removed one day and used somewhere else!
When it comes to organizing the bows that will crown the top of your precious baby’s head, we recommend a few different methods. The first (and cutest) way is to build your own or buy a bow holder with little hooks where you can hang your bows up for display. How minimalist or decorated you get with the design is completely up to you, but it’s a very convenient way to organize, and perhaps even show off, your baby’s bows and headbands. The other method you could easily use is by dedicating an entire top drawer of a dresser to neatly tucking away your bows. It’s a great way to stay organized and keep everything in its place. No matter which organization method you go with, you won’t want to miss out on the wide selection of adorable baby bows, headbands, and turbans that we carry on our online store.
A Portable Breast Pup
Breastfeeding is great for the baby and great for bonding, but it can be time-consuming. Not to mention, pumping can also be quite tiring, so prioritizing a portable pumping station can make it less of a chore and also allows you a more convenient way to store up on milk to feed your baby.
A Good Diaper Bag is Key
Your diaper bag is an extension of your nursery, so for your sake, it should be equally as organized. Your diaper bag is your nursery while you’re on-the-go, and may include things like diapers, creams, ointments, powders, first-aid supplies, formula, and anything else you need.
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We hope you liked this blog and found these tips helpful! There are plenty more organizational tips out there for you to look up at your convenience. As you begin to organize your nursery and find that you need more baby clothes to fill your baby clothes basket, take a look at the cute designer baby clothes offered at Aubrey Gianna Boutique. We provide baby onesies, blankets, headbands, pacifiers, socks, and more. Take a look today!