On our Pregnancy Fitness Facebook page, hands down, organizing baby’s stuff is pursued the most! Organizing baby’s stuff in the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and car.
With four kids I get it, the organization thing is important.
It is especially important when your two-year-old is in the bath tub and your newborn is screaming for a new diaper. You are not going to abandon your bathing child. You have to find a compromise. Below are some simple ideas to help keep a cohesive house.
ORGANIZING BABY’S DRESSER DRAWER STUFF
The first organization tip is my second favorite because bath time always ended up in mom and dad’s bathroom. For the beginning of my third child’s life, I cleared out one drawer in my oversized dresser and stocked it with all my newborn’s needs.
In all honesty, I usually ended up changing diapers on the floor facing the bathroom. The changing pad on top of the dresser is a nice touch for all other times, don’t you think?
Pop over to My Sweet Nest Blog for seven more great organizing ideas!
You can put onesies, booties, hats, little mits to name a few other stock items you might want nearby if you set up a remote changing site.
ORGANIZING BABY’S CLOSET STUFF
I love, love, love an organized closet.
What I love even more is when you have multiple purposes for closet storage and you can simply close the closet doors (right) to stop the little ones from uploading your hard labor!
Dwelling & Telling has an adorable nursery layout.
Project Nursery has a great conversion solution if you are lacking closet space.
Baskets filled with stuffed animals or toys on the bottom can provide hours of distractions for a baby.
A temporary baby gate can be used to keep toddlers at bay on closets without doors too!
ORGANIZING BABY’S BATHROOM STUFF
It’s not hard for toys to take over the bathroom. Picking up toys is a hassle! Picking up toys with this toy organizer provides easy pickup for mom or child. Just hang it up to drain and dry!
Project Nursery covered Life in Bridgetown’s idea of repurposing wire baskets (right).
Wash clothes, shampoo, diapers or lotion!
Not pictured; my all time favorite and a great way to keep convenience close: place a basket or two under the bathroom sink.
You can fill them with pajamas and other night time preparation needs.
ORGANIZING BABY’S KITCHEN STUFF
Temporary solutions, like pictured left, go a long way while transitioning baby to family meals. I like this over the door solution (unknown source) to keep all the bottles and meal time needs in one area!
You can easily add or take away items that are no longer needed. For example, store pacifiers, if you use them, bottles and formula in the beginning. Baby food, training cups, teething biscuits, and snacks can be stored later.
The bib storage is great because you don’t have to use drawer space.
You can also use temporary hooks on the back of your highchair to store bibs.
Beautiful Optimism (right) has a great solution for baby food storage. My favorite is the tree spinner for squeeze pouches.
ORGANIZING BABY’S CAR STUFF
Hative has a great collection of ideas for organizing your car; the one pictured could easily be adapted to baby stuff! It will also come in handy with toddlers and beyond!
Similar to Taylor-Mademama baby car kit (right), which includes all of the items pictured below.
Solutions come when you think about the areas where you have trouble focusing or accomplishing your goals (e.g., getting through bath time without feeling frustrated).
If you can target the area(s) causing the issue you can begin finding solutions! Above are all the areas I have run into issues having four children.
The car organization is going to be an issue when potty training or for outfit blowouts.
There will come a day you forget the diaper bag!
Find similar solutions to all areas of the house: kitchen, bathroom, closet etc., by exploring more here.
Good luck organizing baby’s stuff!!