Most of us don’t have the luxury of unlimited space in our houses in Singapore. That’s why it’s important to maximise the space in your house, especially if you have a family or a baby on the way.
When starting a family, it’s best if you allocate a room for your baby. Having a nursery room can help to keep things organised and convenient by having the crib, and nursery furniture in one place.
If you’re a new parent, you may be wondering how to keep the room organised - here are some tips to help you get started! For first-time mums, you can consider this as a general list of things to buy for your newborn as well!
1. Utilise Space Under Your Baby’s Crib or Cot
If you haven’t already bought a crib, it may be best to look into getting one with storage space underneath, like the Babyletto cribs. These models come with ample storage space under the cribs, and you can use storage boxes with wheels to make accessing things easier.
If you’re using the space under the crib mostly for long-term storage, a crib skirt can also be used to hide items that you don’t need as frequently!
2. Use Removable Storage Bins
Storage bins or baskets are great for organisational purposes. Choose those with handles for ease of use, plus look for ones that are soft and light!
These can be used to store your baby’s toys in, making cleaning up a much faster process. They can also serve as laundry baskets for your baby’s used towels, sheets, and clothes.
Most importantly, if you select ones that are made of soft materials like cloth, this will minimise the risk of your child getting hurt if he or she were to bump into them!
The versatility of these baskets mean that they can be placed anywhere; underneath the bookshelves, beside the crib, and even beside your nursing chair. They also work great as functional decorative pieces, like the storage baskets from Momiji Kids which come in the shape of fruits!
3. Invest In A Multi-functional Baby Dresser
When trying to maximise space, invest in multi-purpose furniture, such as a drawer set that doubles as a changing table for your little one.
Not only do these pieces work as a great organiser for storing clothes, diapers, and wipes, you also have a changing station just on top of the drawer! This makes everything accessible to you with an all-in-one piece of furniture.
Babyletto’s Sprout 3-Drawer Dresser provides three layers of drawers and comes with a removable changing tray. So when your baby grows up, the dresser can still serve as an organiser for clothes or toys.
4. Create Activity-based Areas
Another thing to consider is organising the room in a functional and practical way.
For example, keeping sheets and blankets under or near the crib. This can be applied for the changing station, too, where clothes, diapers, and wipes are all within arm’s reach. A laundry basket can be placed near the changing table or dresser too.
Consider creating a reading nook or craft area. Here, you can place your rocking chair near books and create a routine with your baby. By having your child pick out their own books to read with you, this will make reading time fun for both you and your child.
Organising the nursery room in this manner will make accessing and looking for the items you need easier.
5. Consider Buying Multi-Purpose Baby Gear
When organising your baby’s room, look into multi-purposes items. This way, you won’t have to buy multiple items that will just take up more storage space.
For example, getting a baby bouncer that can double up as an attachment to a high chair for convenient feeding, like Hauck’s Alpha 2-in-1 Ergonomic Baby Bouncer.
Babyletto has a reversible 2-in-1 Play & Toddler Blanket, too. The blanket can be used for cuddling up and tummy time during your child’s infant years. As your baby grows up, it can still be used as a comforter. It even comes with fun prints, such as tulip gardens, tuxedo, or galaxy!
Investing in items like these is a great way to reduce clutter and keep the room organised.
6. Make Use Of Bookshelves
It’s also good to consider investing in storage-friendly furniture such as bookshelves!
They make great storage spaces for your baby’s essentials, and for further organisation, you can even use storage baskets. Bookshelves are also highly customisable based on your needs!
If you’re thinking of just buying one which is ready to use, Babyletto carries multi-functional bookcases which serve both as a bookcase and storage space.
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Even if you only have space in the house for a dedicated baby corner, these tips can still be applicable for you.
Whether you have a room or a corner, organising your baby’s essentials will help keep the area clean and clutter free. It’ll also make it easier to keep note of supplies when you can see everything at a glance.
Staying organised will save you time and energy, which helps you focus on the more important things such as spending with your little one!
If you’re wondering where to buy nursery furniture in Singapore to keep your baby’s room organised, check out our range of nursery essentials at Hatchery. You can also pop by our showroom to see these items for yourself!