Many of us stay in our small one bedroom apartments when we have that first baby, and yes, it can be done! We agree wholeheartedly with the suggestions we found over at Mommy Poppins:
When you're living in a small space, it's not simply that you need less baby gear- but more importantly- the right baby gear. It can make a big difference. So here's what's on Mommy Poppin's list:
• A small crib on wheels: We've posted before about The Stokke, a great option.
• The feeding chair. If you're in a small apartment, why would you purchase one of those bulky high chairs? Just buy one that straps right onto your dining chair or table.
• Use a dresser for baby's clothes. If you have a one bedroom, chances are you don't have extra closet space. At least when they're little, most baby clothes are fine being folded. We've also seen little baskets or bins in shelves work fine.
• Contain your toys in a few bins. This has definitely worked for us.
• Get travel or portable versions of swings, bouncers and more. Our Baby Bjorn Bouncer was so easy to fold in half and store when we were through with it. We also like her suggestion of nylon tunnels. IKEA has a great little one that is so easy to store away and take out on rainy day or for a play date to liven things up.
Check out her full post with more ideas and links here.
One-bedroom dwellers- any essentials you'd add to the list?