Small in Space, Big in Style
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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 was introduced to the company Babyhome at Magic Bean’s Drool Expo a few months back. Started in 2005, they aim to bring baby products to parents with a fresh and functional design. And they do. They make a variety of products (stroller, high chair, seat, etc) but I particularly liked their Dream cot. It’s compact – 28.13 x 32.75 x 21.13 (HxWxL) and only 13.2lbs and can be folded to be put away. But the best feature is the innovative adjustable leg system which with a simple click can make it go from being stationary to be a rocker … Continue reading
I like products that are light-weight, portable, easy to store, and that you don’t have to look at ALL THE TIME. This does not apply to most toddler activity seats. But with the Kidco Go-Pod, it does. This activity seat doesn’t come with a lot of bells & whistles, but it is your basic seat and you can add what you’re baby is interested in. The age range they recommend is approximately 4 months to walking and it has 4 seat height positions to grow with your child. Additional Features: Locking Button – Ensures Go·Pod is locked in place; safe … Continue reading
We live in a fairly old house so we were not blessed with very many closets. But, if I lived in a newer construction that had maybe just one closet to spare, I’d definitely choose to do something like this. Or, if I was not blessed with a 2nd bedroom and needed to be super creative with where my child slept. From beds, to nooks, to changing stations, there is no limit to what you can do these days. Cribs Source: blogs.babble.com via Emily on Pinterest Source: apartmenttherapy.com via Emily on Pinterest Other Uses Source: bhg.com via Emily on … Continue reading
We have great friends who have 2 young boys in a small 2 bedroom. Prior to having the boys, they had plenty of space for their home office – afterwards, not so much. Luckily, they did have a pantry…and vision. The built in’s along the wall include a file cabinet and supplies on the left, and additional pantry space on the right. CityBaby Living at it’s best. Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend
I will admit that I have not seen this in person…but I WANT TO!!! The Quinny Yezz was designed for city living. This is a lightweight, fold-able, cool looking stroller. Some pros that I’ve come across: Light – only 11lbs total Folded, it is 27 x 10.6 x 9.3 inches Stands alone when folded – so you can “set it and forget it” (I’m pretty sure that phrase should have a ™) First stroller made entirely out of IXEF® which is a high performance plastic Skating wheels allows for easy maneuverability A literal rainbow of color choice – Gray, Blue, Red, … Continue reading
I haven’t written about some of my own choices in products in awhile, so I thought I’d share one of my favorites – the phil & teds traveller. My mom & I saw this at our local, upscale kid’s store when I was pregnant and she insisted that she purchase it for us. (Aren’t mom’s the best! Full disclosure, I know she had an ulterior motive – we’d need something to bring to her house for visits.) What we like about it was that it had the convenience of a pack n’ play, but was smaller, lighter and frankly, more stylish. … Continue reading
Many small spaces that our children live in (or us for that matter) don’t come with closets. While they’re small, this is simply an organizational challenge to hide all the stuff you don’t want everyone to see. Once they get bigger, you might actually want a closet to hang clothes in (novel idea!). I’ve come across a few that are marketed as dress up hangers, but I think they’d make great free standing closets. Source: pkolinoindustriali.com via Emily on Pinterest Source: potterybarnkids.com via Emily on Pinterest Source: rosenberryrooms.com via Emily on Pinterest Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about … 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
If you have very little space, it is possible to create a mini room within a room just for your baby or your growing child. These two options combine a bed, a dresser and more! Source: modernparentsmessykids.com via Emily on Pinterest As Peep is 4.5, this larger bed is very appealing. At 5′ x 8′ in size, it seems like a potentially magic place. Source: rosenberryrooms.com via Emily on Pinterest Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend