Small in Space, Big in Style
You don’t need to live in a McMansion to raise a happy child – you just need different (smaller) things.
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If you have a child that loves all things baby as much as I do, and you have a small space, then these products are for you. Badger Basket makes folding doll furniture. The set includes a crib with storage, an armoire with 3 hangers and a high chair with tray. And best of all, when your child isn’t playing with them, they can be folded up, and stored in a flat case. Other Great Features: The furniture is made from sturdy pink canvas fabric and has a white binding. The crib and armoire have concealed magnets to hold them … Continue reading
DIY Display for Your Child’s Art Peep makes a lot of artwork both at home and at school. And she’s very proud of it and wants it to be displayed. So our refrigerator is covered (which drives me crazy, but I know it’s part of the kid-gig) and she’s now claimed a corner in our dining room. It’s a small corner that’s always been a bit “dead space” decorating-wise, so adding her artwork there seemed like a good idea. However, she’s been taping her art up, which is not the best look. And then I remembered a Pinterest Pin from … Continue reading
The Kalon Caravan Crib has been showing up all over the Internet lately, and with good reason. On their site, Kalon says that it meets parent’s needs because it’s safe, green, practical and has great design. I agree with all of this although I suspect that the great design is the reason they’re winning so many accolades (like Babble’s Best Crib 2011 – Reader’s Choice). The Caravan Crib is a rather small crib 54.5 ” x 30 ” x 34″ (WxDxH) while fitting a standard size crib mattress. One of the things I like best about it is that it turns into … Continue reading
Have you taken a gander at Land of Nod and in particular their storage solutions lately? They have always been a bit “ho-hum” in my mind – perfectly nice, but usually a bit on the boring side. Great for staples, but not that stylish. Well, I’m loving their new storage – in particular their great shelf & wall storage and organization. There are great colors, great shapes, shelves, hooks and more. When organizing a small room, getting things up off the floor is a great way to make use of all the space. Here are some of my favorites. Source: Land of Nod … Continue reading
The key to good nursery organization, especially in a small nursery is to have specific places for things, and to keep a system going. Diapers are no exception. We used these Ikea SKUBB boxes in the top drawer of the dresser where we changed Peep. That way, I could keep a hand on her, dig into the drawer and get the diapers, wipes, creme, etc I needed with the other hand. They’re collapsible and at $7.99, you can’t go wrong. If you have room next to your changing area, I suggest getting a storage system/diaper caddy that can keep a … Continue reading
I don’t have a lot of spare, free space in my house. Nor do I have a lot of free walls. But I do have a lot of family pictures that I’d love to display – my family, my husband’s family, Peep, Peep, and oh, more pictures of Peep. What I do have is a refrigerator. So, why not turn some of those pictures into magnets? Enter StickyGram. This online company will turn your photos from Instagram into magnets for $14.99 and free shipping. You get a sheet of 9 – each are 50mm x 50mm which is approximately the … Continue reading
Phil & Teds is a great company for City Babies. They have great design, reasonable prices and have really been at the forefront of designing products that are small, user-friendly and useful. I love their Lobster portable high chair. Not only can you bring this to restaurants, but there is no reason why you couldn’t have this as your main high chair and save the room! The greatest part feature of the lobster is the ease of which it can be attached to a table. With a simple twist on and twist off, it’s done. The lobster has a 5 … Continue reading
Has your child outgrown the kitchen sink? Many city apartments come with just a stand up shower – so where does your child take that fun, and much needed bath? Luckily, there are options! Like this one from Prince Lionheart – it’s called the Flexi Bath Tub. You can fold it up and put it away when you don’t need it. This lightweight (3.34 lbs) and small footprint (9.4″ x 24.75 W x D) comes in a range of colors – Pink, Green, Clear, White, Purple and Blue. They say it works for kids from birth to age 4 although, … Continue reading
Leave it to City-Moms to create usable products. I love this storage unit called StollAway from MetroTots. The history of how Mary Ann Schwanewede came up with it: “Without thinking much of it she trekked to the baby gear store and asked for ‘a hook to store my folded stroller’ . The salesman looked at her blankly and said no such thing existed. She found this hard to believe; she couldn’t be the only one in this city of 8 million, many of whom are parents, to have this problem. Everywhere she looked in her downtown neighborhood she saw a parade of … Continue reading
As I say in my About Me section, one of my inspirations for starting CityBaby Living is my older sister, who I always just call Sister (she’s actually Aunt Sister around these parts). She lives in a 650 square foot apartment in Brooklyn with her husband and new daughter. They are truly living the CityBaby life. Peep and I love to visit them for many, many reasons…this picture is just one of the benefits that Peep gets to enjoy. Brooklyn kids are just so lucky… Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post … Continue reading