Top Ten: Small Kid, Small Space Tips

Top Ten: Small Kid, Small Space Tips

Lisa
Sep 15, 2006
Reader/mom/activist ChilangaMama wrote in with some great tips for living with a baby or toddler in a small space: • Skip the changing table; all you need is a pad • Skip the glider • Skip bulky opaque storage: it's not very kid-friendly • Limit toys by rotating items in and out to storage (this also keeps up interest) • FLOR tiles make for easy mess cleanup (see this post for another POV) • Avoid loose cushions: you'll constantly be putting them back on the sofa • Remove the coffee table until 30 months to avoid injuries • Don't buy stuffed animals; you'll get plenty as gifts • Both breast-feeding and co-sleeping help save space: no need to store bottles and formula; no need for separate baby quarters • Keep a bag around for clothes as they're outgrown. When full, pass along to a friend! Thanks ChilangaMama! Image: Angela
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