This post has been sponsored by Pampers. All thoughts and opinions are my own
We all learn it at different times. Maybe you questioned it when first registering or maybe it wasn’t until after your baby shower or when you started setting up your nursery, but let’s just say we are putting it lightly when we say babies have a lot of stuff. Even when you break it down to the basics, there are a lot of things both big and small that need to find a home in your nursery. And when you start accounting for the oh-so adorable shoes that you just couldn’t resist buying your third pair of this week, you have to get creative in your nursery organization solutions. Here are some of our favorite ideas.
This is an oldie but a goodie. There’s a reason why this creative way to keep baby shoes organized gets pinned like crazy—it’s pure genius! Baby shoes are notoriously hard to store and keep track of. This simple system using a tension curtain rod and curtain clips keeps all those baby shoes in check.
You spend a lot of time at the changing table, so having your Pampers diapers, wipes and creams nicely organized is a must to get the job done quickly and safely. We love pretty, open bins to keep everything at your fingertips (you don’t want to be fumbling around for a clean diaper while you’ve got a wiggly baby waiting), but everything can be tucked neatly out of sight when you are done. Make sure you are using a brand of diapers that keeps your baby dry like Pampers, so you can spend less time at the changing table!
Pegboards have been a mainstay in organization for decades, but maybe you’re used to seeing them in the basement or garage. Parents are elevating them to the ultimate tool for staying organized in the nursery while making them a great looking part of the décor as well.
You may organize your own drawers with stacks of clothing, but take our advice and put those stacks on their sides when it comes to your baby’s clothes. This keeps clothing from getting buried at the bottom of the pile, where it might be forgotten until—whoops—your baby’s already outgrown it. Drawer organizers will keep your stacks neatly in order.
Speaking of baby clothes, between your shower and hand-me-downs from your relatives, you will have plenty of clothes in sizes way too big for your newborn. Using closet dividers, marked with the sizes, will help you keep track of those clothes so you can actually use them when your baby hits those growth spurts. This crafty mom made them herself, but there are plenty of options available to purchase as well.
So what do you do with all those books and toys? Shelves and bins still rule in this category. We love a good cubby system with some toys left out on display and others stored in the bins below. Picture ledges allow books to be stored in a cheery display that will have your little one pointing for his favorites.
And the bows, oh the bows, and headbands, who knew baby girls could have so many accessories? Why not embrace the pretty factor and find a way to display them as part of the décor?
What do you find are the most challenging baby items to store? Comment below and maybe we can give you some ideas!