Friday, April 12, 2013

Preparing for a Little One Link Up

My friend Kaitlyn and I came up with a great idea that I absolutely love. 

As you know, Kaitlyn is expecting her first child. This can be so overwhelming and I know that other first time moms probably feel the same. She has so many questions and would love to hear the opinions of moms who have already been through this a time or two before.

Because of this, we are hosting a weekly series for a few weeks to try and get some answers to some of the most common questions.

We divided the series into two mini 4 week series grouped into questions Pre-Baby & Post Baby. The first mini series will be:

Friday, April 5: Registering (Everything you need to know, Must Haves, Don't Bothers, etc...)
Friday, April 12: Nursery Organization & Ideas
Friday, April 19: Packing For The Hospital: For you & the baby
Friday, April 26: Birth Stories (The good, bad, and ugly) / Birth Plans (yes? no?)

Let's get to it! Week #2-  Nursery Organization and Ideas

It took me quite a few tries to finally get things how I wanted in my first son's room.  In fact it's still changing  every so often because as they get bigger and their needs are different items need re-arranged.   Organizing babies room is so exciting and what makes sense to you before the baby is born will most likely change once he/she is here.  That's okay!  Set up the room, don't worry too much about it and once baby is here be ready to change a few things around.

Here are a few ideas in pictures!  Always better than words!

We have a changing table with drawers in our boys room.  The top drawer holds wipes, diapers and other necessities.  Similar to the one below.  This way all the items are right there when you need them.

We have always had a combination of hanging space, baskets and drawers.  Some items you will want hung up, others like sleepers, burp cloths, and extra blankets are good in baskets or drawers.  

Babies go through clothes so fast the first year, and change sizes quickly. This is a great idea to keep all the sizes separated.  

This is genius, wish I would have seen this years ago.  One thing you will realize with babies is it seems like you never have enough storage and you go through everything so quickly.  Great idea to keep extra supplies!

Get a bookcase or another type of shelving unit.  You will want some where for baby's book and early toys. At first we had a bookcase that was used for books and toys (we put baby toys in baskets on shelves).  Now that we have a lot more books it's filled up with just books and toys are elsewhere.
It's also nice to have because it's another flat surface for pictures, monitor and other items you might need a place for. 

Enjoy organizing your rooms future mama's!  Before you know it your little one be in it!


  1. I love your closet!! It's so neat and tidy!!

  2. I love the little age separators! So cute!

    And I tried to respond back through email but said you were a no-reply blogger :( But I am following you along now and can't wait to read more!

  3. The age separators are so awesome! I have a 2 month old and I can't wait to make those for his closet.

    Brittany @