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Storage Solutions for New Parents

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Being a parent is undoubtedly one of the most rewarding experiences in life. But if we’re being 100% transparent, it comes with its fair share of challenges. 

In fact, you’ll quickly notice your house has easily turned upside down starting from day 1 of becoming a new parent.  

From strewn about clothes, to prepping for a day out, or tripping over baby’s toys, you’ll need to keep things organized and clutter-free to keep your sanity! 

Lucky for you we've compiled a list of our favourite storage solutions that wage war on clutter and will help you find a home for everything, making your job much easier!  

Ready. Set. Organize! 

Organizational Tips 

Keeping things organized can help streamline your daily routine and make caring for your little bundle of joy a breeze. Here are 5 practical organizational tips that you can benefit from: 

1. Diaper Station: 

Designate a specific area in your home for diaper changes and stock it with diapers, wipes, diaper rash cream, and spare clothes. Having everything within arm's reach will save you from frantic searches during those unexpected diaper blowouts! 

2. Meal Planning: 

Prepare a weekly meal plan for your child, considering their nutritional need and preferences. having a set menu saves time and ensures that you have all the necessary ingredients on hand. 

3. Consistent Routine: 

Babies thrive on routine, so try to establish a daily schedule for naps, feedings, and playtime. A predictable routine will help your child feel secure and make planning your day much more manageable. 

4. Labels and Storage: 

Organize your baby's clothes, toys, and other essentials, using labelled containers or baskets. This way, you can easily find what you need without creating unnecessary clutter. 

5. Essentials Bag: 

Always keep a well-packed diaper bag ready to go. Include items like extra clothes, snacks, bottles, and toys, so you're prepared for outings without the last-minute rush. 


      Food Storage 

      Wave goodbye to messy meal times with these fantastic food storage containers: 

      The Melii Baby Snap & Go Multi Pack includes 8 (10 or 12 also available) BPA-free containers with leak-proof lids — perfect for liquid and solid foods. Skip Hop's Zoo Snack Cup, featuring an assortment of adorable animal designs, has a flexible flap lid for easy access and is dishwasher safe. Their 2-in-1 Sip n Stack can be used as a sippy cup or snack container with both parts stacking for easy storage. The Drink in the Box Snack In The Box is a long-lasting dry-food container that features dual compartments, easy-to-grasp pop-up lids, and vibrant colours your little one will love! 

      Snap & Go Multi Pack

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      Melii Baby

      Snap & Go Multi Pack

      From Sale Price: $19.88

      Skip Hop

      2-in-1 Sip n Stack

      $14.99

      Clothing Storage 

      Keep your baby's clothing neat and organized with these fantastic clothing storage items: 

      The OXO Tot Expandable Drawer Dividers expand to fit your drawer size, creating custom compartments for keeping onesies, socks, and tiny outfits separate and easy to find. Hang your baby’s delicate clothing with these Bear Prince Padded Hangers, preventing them from slipping off while staying wrinkle-free! For a larger assortment, grab 3Sprout’s Non-Slip Hangers, which maximize closet space with their slim design. You can also keep your nursery tidy and clutter-free with their Laundry Hamper, which comes in fun animal prints and has a generous capacity while concealing any unsightly mess.  

      Oxo Tot

      Expandable Drawer Dividers - 2 Pack

      $34.99

      Bear Prince Padded Hangers - 2 Pack

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      Mon Ami Designs

      Bear Prince Padded Hangers - 2 Pack

      Sale Price: $29.88

      Regular Price: $42.99

      Playtime Storage 

      Can you actually have a clutter-free playroom? You sure can! But you’ll need these room-saving toy storage solutions: 

      The Jolly Jumper Jumbo Toy Hammock is a fun and functional way to keep soft toys and stuffed animals neatly organized off the floor. For larger toys and playsets, the spacious Toy Chest provides a convenient storage solution with its hinged lid for easy access. Add a touch of whimsy to toy storage with the colourful pom-pom details of the Pehr Designs Pom Pom Storage Bins, perfect for holding smaller toys and art supplies. Of course, for young Star Wars fans, the Star Wars Storage Bins from Lambs & Ivy offer a themed and practical solution to accommodate various toys, books, and games.  
       

      Jolly Jumper

      Jumbo Toy Hammock - White

      $16.99

      Pom Pom Storage Bins Natural

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      Toy Chest

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      Small Storage 

      At some point, you’ll realize you have a ton of little things that you need a home for. You can use these storage solutions for small baby items: 
       

      • The Jolly Jumper Car Caddy Organizer is a parent's best friend on the road. With its multiple pockets and easy attachment to the back of your car seat, you can keep diapers, wipes, bottles, and toys neatly organized and within reach. No more digging through messy bags while driving! 
         
      • The Stokke Sleepi Changing Table Shelf Basket is a must-have for your changing station. Designed to fit most changing tables, it gives you extra space for all your diapering essentials. Keep everything you need for changes right at your fingertips! 
         
      • Pehr Designs' Mon Cheri Mini Basket adds a touch of style to your nursery. These chic and versatile baskets are perfect for storing small toys, pacifiers, or baby care products. Available in various adorable designs, they make storage both practical and decorative. 
         
      • This Hanging Wall Organizer is a clever solution for keeping the nursery tidy. With its various animal prints, it adds a playful touch to the room while offering multiple pockets to store tiny treasures like socks, bibs, and hair accessories. Pro tip: Hang it near the changing table or crib for easy access! 
      Jolly Jumper

      Car Caddy Organizer

      $18.99

      Stokke

      Sleepi Changing Table Shelf Basket by Pehr

      $58.99

      Pehr Designs

      Mon Cheri Mini Basket

      $37.99

      Hanging Wall Organizer

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      From Chaos to Calm 

      With the right storage solutions, you can turn chaos into order and make caring for your little one much more manageable. From food storage containers that ensure mess-free meal times to clothing storage items that keep baby's wardrobe orderly, there's a solution for every aspect of your parenting life. Don't forget to tackle playtime too, as toy storage solutions can transform your playroom into a tidy haven. For those small baby essentials, such as diapers, wipes, and pacifiers, the right storage items can be real lifesavers. With these time-saving storage solutions, you're all set to take charge and embrace the joys of parenthood with an organized and stress-free mindset!  

      To read more about how to prepare your home for your little one, check out our Learning Centre articles, Taking The Emotion Out Of Decluttering and Declutter and Make Room For Baby.