Picture this - your baby is soiled, wailing in your hands while you try and search for a pair of new clothes or a fresh diaper with the other hand. If you’ve ever been in this situation (we know we have) you are at the right place.
The joy of bringing your baby home, the cuteness of everything being so little and the excitement for this new journey ahead. There is no doubt that being a parent is one of the best feelings in the world.
But behind all this beauty comes the reality full of sleepless nights, outfit changes and cluttered homes. These everyday struggles need solutions to ensure a happy and efficient time both for the baby and the parents.
So what is the major problem that everyone faces post the baby’s arrival home? We like to believe it’s a threefold issue.
a. There are too many things
b. Everything from the clothes to toys is too tiny
c. And of course, babies outgrow it all way too quickly
Here are our top 5 tips to making this journey blissful and a little easier:
- Give everything a place - the first rule of organisation, everything needs to have a place. From toys to clothes, giving things a place makes you feel more mentally relaxed. It will ensure more productivity and less clutter. The idea here is to know know where specific items are when you need them.
- Organise your baby clothes according to function- Everyday baby essentials should be within easy access and in full visibility. Onesies and sleepwear should be the easiest to get to, preferably in a drawer unit. It’s good to take the guesswork out and divide everything according to the function it serves eg. - daywear, sleepwear, playtime, bath things and the like.
- Get storage solutions: Apart from clothes, small accessories such as hats, bibs, and mittens are essentials for a newborn on an everyday basis. Blankets and towels also need their own space. This is where storage bins come in handy and can be a huge help in ensuring not only that everything is accessible but also neatly arranged.
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- Hang only the special occasion outfits- People prefer to hang everything, from baby onesies to T-shirts, but while it may look nice when everything is set up that way, it isn't particularly useful. Every time you are in a hurry, you might actually want to roll things in a drawer rather than trying to get those little sleeves onto the hanger. Our first aim as parents is to save time and hanging clothes for special occasions would be a clever method to do so.