So, you are having a baby. Congratulations! While looking around your home, you realize you do not have significant places for everything a bouncing baby needs. In this week’s post, we will talk about small nursery organization ideas. Come along and figure out what you need to make your small nursery wonderful.
Where should I place a nursery in a small home?
Being creative and looking closely at your home may be the best way to find the right place for your baby. Below are some suggestions that may help you find the right place.
A nearby walk-in closet could be an excellent place for a small nursery. Adding bright colors and extra light could be an excellent place for your baby.
Tiny and tight rooms are great for nurseries. Keep the space clear of any unnecessary furniture that will take up floor space in a room.
Having the nursery on the same floor is critical wherever you decide to have it.
Now that you found a place for the nursery let’s figure out what to put inside the small space.
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What to add to a tiny nursery to stay organized?
You need certain essential items for your baby, and you to stay organized and less stressed in the early days of living your lives together. The list of things you need is usually short and easy to get.
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A Safe Crib
Changing table and pad
A place for clothes and supplies
A chair for nursing and spending time together
A small area to play
All these areas are critical to a well-organized nursery. We will visit each of these areas to maximize the space in your small nursery. Let’s begin!
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A Safe Crib
It’s essential to have a safe crib that can hide the baby’s things. Under cribs, you can easily store items like supplies to help you and your child stay organized. Under-the-bed organizers are great for cribs to give you extra storage and keep items from getting dusty. Below are items you can use under your crib to add repository from Amazon.com (affiliate).
A Changing Table and Pad
A changing table pad placed securely on top of the small dresser is a space-saving place to help change your little one. Some changing tables turn into dressers later on for your child. I found that a 3-4 foot piece of furniture with a few drawers and a changing pad will give you storage and maximize your space. You can also hang things on the side of dressers and cribs. But when the baby starts moving, you may want to find a different home. Below are space-saving cabinets you can use as a changing table and pad.
A place to store clothing and supplies
Some small spaces have closets that can be transformed into a well-organized baby storage space. Shelving, rollout cart, and drawers are handy in a small closet to help organize clothing. Below are some items I found on Amazon.com (affiliate) to help you maximize your clothing storage and extra supplies.
A great place to sit
Having a place to sit on those late nights and early-morning feedings is essential. Finding the right seat will make a world of difference. A padded chair will help moms and dads immensely. Below are some I found on Amazon (affiliate) to help you maximize your small room.
A small area to play
Babies do not need a lot of space to play at this age. A small 4 feet by 4 feet area that can be tucked under a bed or behind something when not in use works well. Visit these play gyms I found on Amazon.com (affiliate) for your baby's playtime.
I hope these small nursery organization Ideas help you keep your tiny space well-organized and working efficiently for your family. If you have specific questions, please leave a comment below, and I will respond.
What tips are you planning on using in your nursery? Please leave a comment below.
Need more organizing tips to make your nursery great? Below are some articles I found online.
20 Clever Small Nursery Ideas When You're Tight on Space
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Yes, once you take the doors off of a closet, the sky's the limit on repurposing a wall closet. It's been a while since I needed to figure out where to put a crib, amazing to see all the latest gear a baby can equip themselves with!
It's been many years since I set up my nursery and products have changed so much I wouldn't know what to suggest to clients. My team has worked with a few expecting parents and their challenge has been where to put all the baby stuff.
There are some great suggestions. I must admit the last time I needed a crib was almost 20 years ago. Now, I (very happily) wait for the grandchildren. Hehe
Your suggestions are terrific for moms or moms-to-be, that are trying to figure out the essentials for an organized nursery. It's been a long time since we had a nursery at home, but your post brought back so many fond memories...especially holding our babies in my arms while rocking in the glider. We converted a dresser into a changing table, and it worked out great. We stored supplies like diapers and clothing. The open-top was great for changing and the right height for my short self. Our daughters shared a room growing up. It wasn't big, but it worked.
As a grandma of 6 beautiful boys this blog hit home and I hope many new families will be able to learn and use a few of your tips and suggestions!!
When my sister was a baby, my mother had a large, unused walk-in closet and turned it into a perfect sleeping space for a tiny human. You've raised all the essentials, and really, it's not like little ones know if they're missing dozens of other toys. To a baby, everything is new! Good, solid tips!
You really don't need much, but these are the basics. I guess if you are really crunched, you could play in another space. My first nursery was in a rental, and we just squeezed in these items you mention. Hardly any toys, just a basket of books. We read each book, every day, as soon as she was big enough to sit up. She loved them! The chair was a lifesaver, and she didn't sleep well. We spent many hours together in that chair, awake and asleep LOL!
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Good ideas, Sabrina. I still have a chest of drawers that I used in the nursery many decades ago. Of course, back then it had a pad on top. I've repurposed this chest of drawers and now it lives in my family room and stores wrapping paper, ribbon, and gift bags.
I love everything nursery. I’ve had quite a few projects organizing a baby’s nursery, especially in New York City where space to so tight.
I’ve turned dining rooms into nurseries, separated space in the living room with shelving, to create the nursery, And just as you pointed out, transformed a large walk-in closet for a baby’s space.
I like how you gave us just what we need for a nursery and only what we need. A baby doesn’t need a lot of space but, like you said, having a place to sit or rock is the best. And all that precious little baby stuff is so dreamy!
Great ideas here! I was surprised at your suggestion to use a walk-in closet until I thought about how many homes I've been to where they had a baby, and the baby was almost never in their own bedroom. It actually makes a lot of sense!