Organization of a baby chest of drawers
A chest of drawers for a baby is - contrary to appearances - not such an easy matter. How to arrange everything in a chest of drawers so that everything is easily accessible?
When Maks was about to be born, enchanted by all the beautiful commodes for the child, and above all their wonderful organization, which I admired on Pinterest, I decided to adapt it to our reality.
As soon as she stood in our bedroom chest of drawers with a changing table...
... I bought organizers from Ikea in which I put children's clothes.
My idea was to organize clothes in the organizers vertical so that I could see the whole oh review right away, and complete ready-made, beautiful sets.
I remember my beautiful Instastory with a chest of drawers full of clothes….
And it looked beautiful! Until ... Max appears in the world.
After a few days in the home spent at home, I hid and reorganized our chest of drawers from the beginning. Why?
these vertical arrangement of clothes turned out to be completely impractical and non-functional for several reasons.
First of all, it was difficult to hold Sonny on the changing table with one hand so that he would not fall, and with the other taking out a set of clothes, because when taking out one set of clothes, they all fell out.
Secondly, if I arranged the clothes in such a way that there were, say, eight or six sets, and at one moment one was carrying a child and two were in the laundry, the others rolled up and all my idea of transparency and order was in ruins.
How did I reorganize the baby's chest of drawers, learned from my mistakes?
A chest of drawers with a changing table in Maks's room has three drawers and that's enough for us. There are no cosmetics or changing accessories in the drawers of the dresser, because we have kept the number of such things to a minimum - thanks to this, everything fits in the box on the dresser. If you're curious, see it in full our changing corner.
I put my clothes in the first drawer - one on top of the other, in clusters: bodysuits, shorts, pajamas for pajamas ... Completing sets of clothes was impractical - my child was raining or soaking the diaper, and then I did not see any sense of changing it "so that the set would fit". When the baby spilled on the bodysuit, I only changed the bodysuit, when its diaper leaked - I only changed the shorts. Thanks to the toned content of this drawer in one color, everything fits together. Only when I want to put my baby on a specific set, I prepare it in advance.
In addition, it quickly ceased to matter to me what pajamas I would wear today for my Son - be it elephants or leaves - so what was the point of displaying them vertically? I take the first ones in advance, and when they are running low - I do the laundry 😉 Or, I arrange them from the ones I like the most to those I like the least or are stained.
Only this way allowed me to easily change my baby, when I could hold him with one hand and pull out clothes with the other - usually the first one from above!
You can see the contents of the first drawer below - believe me, these are all the clothes I have in use in a given period - only their size changes from time to time. I do not wash every day - it is enough even for a child with reflux.
Second drawer is a place for muslin and terry nappies, sheets for Moses basket and two types of bibs:
As you can see, unlike in the case of vertically arranged clothes, the lack of one muslin diaper does not make the others fall over, move or unroll, which is why I could afford such a solution here.
As a curiosity, I will tell you that each of the boys has their own diapers and there is absolutely no way that Santa would use Maks's diapers - he knows perfectly well which ones are his and he knows where to look for them. And if I give Mikołaj's nappy to Maks sometimes, I have to tell him that my brother only borrows this nappy and it will certainly return to its place.
In the third drawer our dresser for a child includes cones, towels and blankets.
Here, too, I could allow myself to be arranged vertically - thanks to this arrangement, I can adjust the cover to the current needs or the weather. I could also lay the hooded towels flat, but rolling them made me gain additional space for covers.
This chest of drawers really contains all the things I have for Maks for a given age - except for the jacket that hangs in the hall.
In our baby's dresser you will not find bedding or pillows - Max first slept wrapped in nappies, and now he sleeps in a sleeping bag. You can read about what I cover my children with depending on their age in the post: A horn, blanket, sleeping bag, swaddle, or maybe a quilt and pillow?
The organization of a children's chest of drawers is primarily about purchasing the furniture that best suits your preferences and needs. However, it is always worth choosing a classic style, because furniture pink, blue or multicolored, in teddy bears or other prints will have to be replaced with new ones after some time, because the child grows like a path and will still not be an infant. The classic lines of furniture can be enriched with a funny rug, colorful pictures on the walls or stuffed animals. A chest of drawers for a child must be primarily functional, aesthetic and made of safe and solid materials.
I have to apply these tips in my Antoni's room! Skillful arrangement of the cot, other furniture and all the things inside will make better use of the space 🙂
for some it may be useful because you have some nice ideas here probably not everyone would come up with this although it is strange 🙂
A very nice and practical solution. And what is the size of your dresser?
Brilliant tips. I got a lot of clothes from my friends' children - I admit that this method of stacking didn't quite come to me during the first days - looking at the clothes watching them when one is lying under the other is a bit harder but it's much easier to grasp after washing 😀
Btw. Have you used a baby bunk? Maybe you could recommend?
Oh, look, these pictures are wonderfully read and your thoughts read, I definitely have to stay here for longer 😉 Recently I made a sensational discovery in the subject of clothes for toddlers and accessories, do you know mamaville? Do you have anything from the Polish brands offered there? How's the feedback? I will be visible for advice 😉
Thank you very much - unfortunately I didn't buy anything on Mamaville - I certainly didn't buy clothes - at least for now 🙂
Oh yeah! How good that I ended up here! Today I tried to arrange a chest of drawers for Kacper, who is to be born in December, and I broke down…. on one grave it seems to me that I have too much of everything, and on the other, maybe not enough. Thanks to this article, I already know that much too much! I have to rethink it and organize it differently! Tomorrow I will study your entire blog, because I can see that there are many topics that interest me! Thanks!
Michalina, you don't even know how happy I am - thank you for such nice words and I recommend myself 🙂
But today I needed this entry 🙂 The nesting syndrome has reached the upper limit for me and I was ready to "put everything in the drawers upright" 😉
I am very happy 🙂
A great choice 🙂 our little one sleeps in a cocoon but also has a swaddle
A beautiful aesthetic room. Where were window textiles purchased?
It looks beautiful :) can you know where the armchair comes from?
Order in the chest of drawers was .... like Magda was small. Also, the Ikea chest of drawers ruled for me and still rules 🙂 I think that my arrangement made sense and order for a long time, but it ended when she started reaching for clothes by herself. Currently, she is 5 years old and the order takes a few minutes, because she has to choose her own clothes. It is impossible to tame it. But I will be segregating small clothes again and I hope that at least one chest of drawers with clothes will be arranged 🙂 (unless the older sister wants to choose clothes :)
I have everything organized in a dresser: in ikea material containers and spaces between them. Thanks to this, all the baby's things are vertical and it takes just a second to remove the right thing. For me it is also a system that is the hardest to mess up 😉
Great, and how the blankets :)?
and the woven blankets are Dear Eco, Yosoy, Ikea.
Muslin is Aden + Anais.
thank you for the answer 🙂 I understand that you recommend Yosoy :)?
PS. I am very glad that I got here, I will definitely stay longer, because thanks to you I have dealt with my little daughter's chest of drawers, which is still in her belly until May 🙂 but, I already learn about care and diapers .... 🙂
Great text! I am at the stage of thinking about how to most effectively plan a place in a dresser, and your entry turned out to be extremely inspiring. What's inspiring, I download in 100% because I like it so much and it is minimalistic, as I like it. And one leg was in Ikea for a pile of organizers :). Thanks!
but I'm happy 🙂 I now have 3 organizer sets, complex 😀
Beautiful, neat, clean, bright and very cozy. In my interiors I focus on color but I must admit that I also like these very much.
A good solution for a start. Then there is a stage where you have to throw everything out of the dresser, preferably several times a day 🙂 - that's where we are. And it was so clean ..
By the way - very nice room!
Thank you very much! Therefore, at the very bottom where the Toddler reaches, I have blankets, the easiest way to fold them, and clothes higher, out of reach.
Gee, how nicely organized everything is, I'm slowly starting to buy a layette, I also have a chest of drawers because I decided that at the beginning it's enough for baby clothes. I still have a lot to buy, But I already have cosmetics because I got cream and balm eeny meeny from my sister. Did you use such? What cosmetics do you recommend for a child?
as natural as possible and as little as possible - only for bathing and only when something happens to the skin. I do not moisturize with anything on a daily basis so as not to make the skin lazy from birth. I haven't heard about these cosmetics.
Can you recommend a baby bath tub? I don't know what to choose.
I highly recommend the Shnuggle bathtub - it takes up little space, requires little water and is easy to bathe in. I showed her here: https://agnieszkakudela.pl/wieczorne-rytualy-z-dwojka-dzieci/
Great organization of the place, especially if you are thinking about a baby dresser. I also have a lot of bibs, clothes for a change, nappies, changing tables, hats, lots of different gadgets. It's good to have it all sorted out.
oh yes - good organization is the key 🙂
Great idea, beautiful chest of drawers, can you reveal where it was bought? 🙂
The chest of drawers is made by Quax and comes from Muppetshop - I linked it in the text, but maybe it is not visible enough 🙂 https://muppetshop.eu/product-pol-12339-Komoda-Quax-Camille-White.html
As always inspiring and interesting - there are really few clothes. What how much do you wash? Does it bother you when you lead a busy lifestyle?
We usually have an accident in the course of a day or two, like a stain from food that I deny, and then throw it into the washing machine with the rest of the clothes. However, I usually have about 7 pajamas, 7 body and 5 pairs of shorts, I could wash even once a week. I don't change children as soon as the spot appears 😉