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Are you looking for baby organization ideas and inspiration? This post will help you get your WHOLE house in order.
New moms want to know ALL the baby organization ideas. If you are like me, you are probably searching Pinterest for all the tips, tricks, and inspiration. Look no further. I am giving you the BEST baby organization ideas that will make life with a new baby smooth sailing. From how to organize baby stuff in the kitchen and baby’s closet to the rest of your house. Yes, your entire house. You are getting it ALL.
Whether you are trying to organize a small space, average, or large space, you are guaranteed to find brilliant ideas you can implement today. Thinking about preparing the entire house for a little one is exciting but it is also very intimidating.
Do yourself AND your whole family a favor and organize all your baby stuff before your little one’s big debut. Trust me when I say this will give you peace of mind.
Before getting started, you NEED to buy these drawer organizers. Being able to open a drawer and see everything inside makes a HUGE difference. I swear by these. Go ahead and grab yourself a set and see exactly why I love them so much. Okay, now that you’ve taken care of the first step, you are one step closer to being ready to roll your sleeves up. After reading this post, you will be ready to tackle the whole house!
This post is all about baby organization ideas.
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How To Organize Baby Stuff In Kitchen
Thinking about how to organize all things in the kitchen can be super challenging. Do not overthink it. What zones do your baby items belong in? This next sentence will probably scare you. Start by removing all your kitchen items. Look at everything and sort it by category. We will go into a bit more detail about this.
Babies have so many items that need to be stored in the kitchen. Some of these items include: bottles, a bottle brush, utensils, bowls, and the list goes on and on. Adults have many items too. So what is the best way to sort EVERYTHING? In my entire house, including the kitchen, I like to organize by category. Let me explain and take a deep breath because the kitchen provides excellent storage space. Here are my secret baby organization ideas for the kitchen.
1. Drinking Glasses Cabinet
I have a big cabinet that stores all the drinking glasses. This cabinet holds wine glasses, cups, sippy cups, and bottles. Each drinking item is simply stored in its own zone or area. Any items that are reached for less often go toward the top. In this example, wine glasses go at the top. Here is a picture of my drinking glasses cabinet. You can see the section that is dedicated to the baby. Baby organization ideas 101. Keep similar items together.
2. Over The Sink
I need to have easy access to the bottle brush since I am constantly using it. Over my sink, I keep a dish that holds the bottle brush as well as dawn and antibacterial soap.
I also have a drying mat and dish rack to the left of the sink that holds ONLY baby items. One of the most important baby organization ideas to keep in mind is to keep your washing area clean. Do not use the bottle brush to clean other family dishes. One of the most critical baby organization ideas to remember is that you want to keep all washing items clean.
3. Preparation Cabinet
My bottle warmer is stored in what I like to call the preparation cabinet. This cabinet stores anything that I use to prepare food. These items include the Instant Pot, the food processor (which whips up the BEST purees), the Vitamix, mixing bowls, the Crock-Pot, and of course the bottle warmer.
When deciding on your preparation cabinet, you’re going to want to choose one of your bigger cabinets. You will need a large cabinet that provides additional storage since these items are generally larger. Since this cabinet will hold larger items, you’ll probably want this to be the biggest cabinet in your kitchen. Another one of the most useful baby organization ideas worth remembering is to be intentional with where you place your household items.
4. Plates and Bowls Cabinet
Can you guess where the baby bowls and plates are stored? Inside of the cabinet that holds our family plates and bowls. I carved out a small section of this shelving unit that is dedicated to baby bowls and plates. Here is what it looks like. Notice that they are within easy reach. Now for more baby organization ideas!
5. Utensils Drawer
Baby utensils are stored inside a drawer organizer that holds the rest of the family’s silverware. Baby girl has her very own section. This is one of those baby organization ideas that is SUPER simple. This is a quick change for you to make today.
6. Food Storage Cabinet & Eating Accessories
I am bringing you another one of the most simple baby organization ideas. My baby food jars are stored inside a cabinet with other storage containers. My insulated bottle tote bag and breastmilk storage bags are also stored in this same cabinet. I also have a storage basket that holds feeding accessories like bibs. Storage solutions made simple! Since we are talking about food storage, let’s piggyback off that for a moment and then get into more baby organization ideas.
7. Baby Food Organization Ideas
Baby food organization has never been more simple. Whether you make your own baby food or just need extra storage for meals and snacks, these jars are seriously the BEST. They are the perfect size. I have used these since my daughter began eating solids. I STILL use them and she is a toddler now.
These double duty jars will hold your food and are microwave-safe for heating up leftovers. Just remember to remove the lid. You can even use an expo marker to label the food and date right on the lid, which is SUCH a great idea. I actually bought two sets of these. These can go in both the fridge and freezer. Keep reading for more baby organization ideas.
8. Medicine Cabinet
Like most families, we have a family medicine cabinet in the kitchen. We keep our medicine separate from our daughter’s medicine. The Container Store is one of my favorite stores! I grabbed one of their clear storage bins to store her medicine. This bin also includes her thermometer.
Clear containers are so MAGICAL! One of the greatest baby organization ideas I swear by is to keep a clear storage bin that holds baby sick and allergy medicine. You’ll REALLY appreciate this. Without a container, it just looks like too much stuff. Especially when you are in a hurry to get to it. Let’s jump to more helpful kitchen baby organization ideas.
Inside the freezer, I keep a freezer-safe bag that holds my daughter’s teething rings and pacifiers (baby essentials that you will get weekly use out of). Getting through teething can feel like a marathon.
I also store extra breastmilk in the freezer. Having a big freezer stash to be able to pull from was very important to me as a new parent. I was so thrilled with these storage bags. An organized system is 100% necessary. When picking the baby organization ideas you’re going to try out, do not forget about organizing the freezer! More baby organization ideas, shall we?
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10. Baby Cabinet
Another one of the most popular baby organization ideas is to dedicate one kitchen cabinet to baby items. Whether you have open shelves or regular kitchen cabinets, this is certainly an option.
Now for the rest of the kitchen baby organization ideas.
11. Baby Bottle Organization Ideas
The last thing you want to worry about after coming home from the hospital is organizing baby bottles. The best part about organizing baby bottles is that YOU’VE GOT OPTIONS.
As I mentioned above, I store baby bottles in the same cabinet as the rest of the drinking glasses.
I section my bottles by type. My Avent bottles are in one row and my Dr. Brown’s are in another row. I am all for using vertical space!
Personally, I like the baby bottles to dry on a drying rack. Baby items are all that I dry on this rack. This works for me because it offers a lot of space. I am always hand-washing baby jars, utensils, pacifiers, and any baby item you name it.
Use whatever system works best for you. When I organize I always like to make sure the space is functional for my family and me. You should do the same.
Here are some alternative baby bottle organization ideas that might interest you:
- You can use a decorative drying rack to hold your bottles as well as other feeding-related small items like nipples and bottle parts.
- Use a lazy susan! This organization idea can be used for SO MANY THINGS. There is something so beautiful about spinning a turntable to grab what you need quickly. If you’re looking for a great place to keep your bottles, a lazy susan is a strong contender.
- Drawer- If you have a top drawer, you can dedicate it to bottles. This is another great way to organize your bottles. If you go this route, I suggest investing in drawer organizers so that you can beautifully section your feeding essentials. This will of course depend on your available space. Be sure to measure your drawer and bottles before investing in drawer organizers.
Hopefully, these kitchen baby organization ideas gave you some inspiration.
This next set of baby organization ideas will help you get ALL areas of your baby’s nursery organized. If you want to read more DETAILED information about each of these tips as well as pictures of how I organized my baby’s room, you certainly can through the related links in this section. Now let’s talk about baby organization ideas in the nursery!
12. Nursery Organization Baskets
I highly suggest using these beautiful cotton rope woven baskets throughout your nursery. They will make your nursery closet look beautiful and make it easy to store whatever you want. They do a great job in my baby’s closet and I even bought two sets of these. Even space behind closet doors should be tidy. Want to check them out in action? Check out the related post below.
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13. Drawer Organizers
For storing current baby clothes in your nursery dresser, you should use these drawer dividers. They do a remarkable job neatly storing tiny clothes as well as other baby stuff. I swear you can’t organize a dresser drawer properly without these. Besides holding your baby’s clothes, they will also hold burp cloths, baby socks, and whatever you’d like. These will take organizing your baby’s clothing to a new level. For more details about how I organize every single drawer in my daughter’s room, check out the post below.
Let’s continue on our list of life-altering baby organization ideas.
14. Plan Your Organizational System
Someone with a small nursery most likely has a different system than someone with a larger nursery. Consider your space and decide on an organizational system that will work for the space as well as your family. If you do not have a lot of space, utilize wall space! We all want and strive to have a clutter-free nursery. This is one of those baby organization ideas that is not talked about enough.
15. Changing Table Organization
I wrote an insanely detailed post about how to organize your changing table. From the best changing pad to everything you’ll want nearby on your changing station. Keep your baby’s diaper essentials insanely organized with the help of the post below.
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Are you ready for more baby organization ideas?
16. Hair Bow Holder
Having a baby girl comes with so many hair bows and accessories. Having some type of hair bow holder is super helpful. I use a decorative wall rack to hold my daughter’s bows. This rack is beautifully displayed inside her closet. Wall hooks are a big help. Want more baby organization ideas?
17. Maximize Your Closet Space
In the baby closet, you’ll want to add closet dividers or some type of closet organizer. Maybe even a hanging shoe organizer. I will say that if you have closet shelves, you should 100% use storage baskets. I use mine to hold everything from baby shoes to toys and beyond.
One of my favorite and most helpful baby organization ideas is to customize your closet (if possible). My hunky carpenter husband customized my daughter’s closet. It is a double-hanging closet with two shelves for additional storage. You can keep all of your bulk items like extra diapers (regular or cloth diaper overflow), wipes, and trash bags for the diaper pail on the top shelf.
18. Closet Dividers
Here are even more nursery organization tips. No matter the size of nursery storage or closet storage you’re working with, closet dividers are transformative. These will beautifully section all baby clothing by size. You can quickly find the next size effortlessly. Having a spot to neatly organize and hold all the cute outfits is everything! Even a small closet can benefit from closet dividers.
19. Dresser Organization
The right dresser organization is game-changing. This is where I store all my daughter’s current sizes, extra crib sheets, and more. See EXACTLY what I store in each drawer in the post below.
20. Nursery Organization Labels
Some mamas I know like to use nursery organization labels in dresser drawers or on baskets. They like to ensure that other adults like their husbands or grandparents know where to find and return items. Spend less time looking for essentials with these adorable labels! You can customize these to fit your needs.
Now let’s jump to master bedroom baby organization ideas.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents share a room with their baby for the first 6 months of life. So having an organizational system that works for BOTH you and the baby in your bedroom is key! These baby organization ideas helped me get my bedroom together. I am sure they will help you too.
21. Diaper Caddy
Since your little darling will be sleeping in your bedroom for quite some time, it is a good idea to have a diaper caddy set up. For more information about EVERYTHING that goes into my diaper caddy, read the post below.
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22. Changing Table
Now for one of the most important baby organization ideas. If you have extra space in your bedroom, it is worth adding a changing table temporarily. Even if you have a small room, there are great changing tables that do not take up a ton of space. This changing table is one of them. It can also be easily converted to a cubby. So when you are no longer using it as a changing table, it can serve another purpose in your home.
23. Diaper Pail
You can’t have a changing table without a diaper pail. Contain the stink mamas!
This is an investment that is 1000% worth it. This is a brilliant bassinet that every new mom will fall in love with. Baby too! When your baby cries, it will soothe them by rocking. A white noise machine is built in and this bassinet will ALSO help keep your baby on his or her back. In addition, it comes with a 30-day trial. If for whatever reason you are unhappy with it, you can return it and get a full refund.
25. Rocking Chair
Since you will be up PLENTY during the night, a rocking chair is a no-brainer. This will be your favorite nook in your bedroom. Having a place in your bedroom to rock and feed your little one is critical.
26. Lighting Considerations
It is quite easy to throw organization out the window during middle of the night wake ups. This is why having strategic lighting is important. Of course, consider the layout and space in your bedroom.
If you have room on top of your changing table, you may decide to have a small lamp there. Perhaps it is more convenient for you to add a floor lamp to your bedroom. Strategically place your lighting near areas in the bedroom that you visit frequently. Areas like the changing table and rocking chair.
27. End Tables
For more baby organization ideas, end tables are mandatory! If you are a breastfeeding mama, you will oftentimes feel SO thirsty. Hungry too…but we will get into that in just a minute. It is wise to place an end table beside your bed (you probably have one there already) AND beside your rocking chair to hold the items you’ll reach for often. End tables are SUCH an easy way to help with organization.
28. Snack Caddy
When I was breastfeeding, there were many moments when I NEEDED a snack right away. Having a snack caddy ready to go is so incredibly helpful. You will already have to leave the bed SEVERAL times. Don’t make an unnecessary trip to the kitchen if you don’t have to. You can use wire baskets, wicker baskets, or even rope woven baskets for your snack caddy.
29. Water Bottle
This is one of the really simple and practical baby organization ideas. Always fill that water bottle up before going to bed. Keep it on your bedside table at all times. I can’t tell you how many times I woke up during the night for water. Part of getting organized is anticipating all future needs and being proactive.
Keep reading for even more baby organization ideas.
30. Breastfeeding Caddy
Besides a snack caddy, you will also find a breastfeeding caddy helpful. Inside my basket, I keep nipple cream, a few nursing pads, a burp cloth, and my breast pump. Anything that you may need WHILE sitting in your rocker within arm’s reach is vital. Keep this handy caddy near your rocking chair. You may even want to keep it on one of your side tables.
Okay, now let’s talk about baby organization ideas for the bathroom. Remember, the best way to get organized is to pick a home for EVERY SINGLE item you’ll need to use in the bathroom. Pick what will be easiest for you. Now for simple and wise baby organization ideas perfect for your bathroom!
If you have a wall niche in your bathroom, you are golden! I am obsessed with my niche. This is the best spot to store your baby’s bathtime essentials. In my niche, I keep my daughter’s hair and body wash. She has eczema so I am very particular about which products I use on her. This body wash and shampoo is THE BEST. It is very gentle on the skin. BUY THROUGH THIS LINK TO EARN 10% OFF. You will love it as much as we do.
I also keep my daughter’s comb, brush, and bath thermometer in the wall niche. Don’t let your niche have unused space. Are you ready for more bathroom baby organization ideas?
32. Toy Storage
You will WITHOUT A DOUBT need something to help store your baby’s bath toys. Without some sort of organizer, it can feel like the toys are taking up TOO MUCH space. This toy holder has a two-part system that includes large holes for fast drying. This is VERY important when picking a toy holder.
33. Extra Bath Necessities On Standby
Consider keeping extra bath items like shampoo, conditioner, washcloths, and towels nearby. This way whenever you run out or need something you can quickly grab it. If you have a hall closet nearby, you may decide to keep these items there. That is where I keep mine. You can also keep it inside the bathroom vanity. What is more convenient for you?
34. Baby Toothbrush Area
Just like you, your child will also need a place in the bathroom to store their toothbrush, toothpaste, and a cup to hold them in.
35. Utilize the Vanity
If your baby has their own baby shower or bathtub that is ideal. This will provide available space to store bathroom-related baby items. Inside your baby’s bathroom vanity, you can keep your extra bath essentials, extra mouth care essentials (including baby floss picks), hair accessories, as well as baby care items. Stick with me for more specific baby organization ideas for your vanity.
36. Hair Essentials
This clear turntable is EXCELLENT for storing hair essentials like hair ties, bows, clips, or barrettes. Plus, it is clear so you can easily see what’s inside. Keep this inside your baby’s bathroom vanity. Turntables are always helpful solutions to baby organization ideas!
37. Baby Care Items
The vanity is also a great place to store your baby care items. I love this baby care kit, which includes a bag for storing all these very important smaller items. I will say that regular baby nail clippers make me nervous. So even though I have this baby care kit, I use these electric nail trimmers instead.
38. Clean Often
To stay organized, you’re going to want to clean often. Besides cleaning the shower/tub, you will want to check that every item is neatly in their home. Rather than thrown around. It can be easy to neglect organization when we are in a hurry. So giving an extra look is helpful. I couldn’t leave cleaning off the list of baby organization ideas.
Living Room Organization
I don’t know about you, but we spend MOST of our time in the living room. These baby organization ideas will help get your living room organized and keep it that way.
39. Diaper Caddy
So we mentioned the benefit of keeping a diaper caddy in various rooms of your house. You may want to keep one in the living room, especially if this is your most lived-in room. This way you won’t have to go to the nursery for diaper changes. Here you will store extra diapers, diaper cream, and more. This is one of those really popular baby organization ideas for good reasons! For more details about how to put together the perfect diaper caddy, check out the post below.
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40. Toy Shelf
It is incredibly easy to accumulate baby toys. Keep them organized with a toy shelf. We love this Montessori toy shelf! This shelf is PERFECT for toy rotation.
If you can’t tell, I am a huge fan of baskets! Baskets are brilliant solutions to baby organization ideas. I pretty much use them for EVERYTHING. You may want to buy baskets of different sizes to keep some of your little one’s toys or tiny items in.
42. Toy Rotation
Having great toy shelves and storage units goes a long way. If your toy shelf has a secret compartment like this one, toy rotation will be a cakewalk. I suggest regularly swapping out toys that are on display for your little one. This will help keep things exciting for your babe.
43. Book Caddy
I do the same with books. For the same reason too. I do not want my daughter to grow bored and tired. In my living room, I keep a basket that holds the weekly books. At the end of each week, I swap out the books in the caddy.
44. Table & Chairs
Carve out a space for your little one to have a table and chairs. Here your little darling can enjoy a snack, sit and read, or do some coloring. My parents bought my daughter this table and chair set and we ADORE it.
Now for the last set of super smart baby organization ideas.
You are probably VERY curious to discover baby toy organization ideas. Lucky for you, I wrote an entire post about playroom organization. For that reason, I will keep this section brief and to the point. If you want to find out even more helpful ideas to help with playroom baby organization ideas, you can read the post below.
45. Use a Mix of Small Baskets & Floor baskets
I am a huge fan of these baskets. This basket is perfect for organizing baby toys that are frequently played with. I like to leave this basket on the floor of the living room so my daughter can easily crawl to it and grab whatever she feels like playing with. It also makes a great addition to the playroom.
Now that my daughter is getting older and collecting more and more toys I like to keep additional toys in a floor basket. Just like the toy shelf, It is a good idea to switch out the toys once and a while so your little one doesn’t get tired of the same toys.
46. Use a Toy Storage Organizer
I bet you will LOVE this next genius suggestion on the list of baby organization ideas. The sections on this toy storage organizer are fantastic. You can store items like books, art supplies, blocks, stuffed animals, and whatever you want.
It is also really nice that there is a combination of open bookshelves, a closed cupboard, and 8 plastic bins to help sort your items. This will also help teach your child WHERE all their things belong.
47. Toy Organizer and Bookcase Combo
If you’re looking for furniture that will store books as well as other playroom items, this is perfect. It honestly is a great find for a reading nook in your playroom. Pair it will a cozy chair and you will catch your little one spending lots of time here!
48. Storage Bench
Here is another one of many great baby organization ideas. Add a storage bench to your playroom. Place a few decorative pillows on top of the bench and use it as a place for extra storage. This bench will also go nicely in a reading nook of the playroom. I suggest storing comfort items in the drawers like stuffed animals, blankets, and pillows.
General Tips & Reminders
49. Stay Consistent & Maintain
Whatever organizational system you put in place, stay consistent and maintain it. Be sure that your husband or significant other understands where items belong. I like to tidy up our house once a week. A lot can happen in a week!
50. Contain Or Label
I am a huge advocate of containing your items. I highly recommend it! If labeling is your thing, you can do that too.
Baby Storage Ideas For Small Spaces
My baby’s nursery is a small space. For extra help organizing your small space, let the posts below be your guides!
These tips helped us organize:
- Plan set up of furniture in the most open way possible
- Invest in drawer organizers!
- Put current sizes in the baby dresser
- Categorize like items
- Maximize closet space
- Put bulk items on the top shelf of the closet (diapers, wipes, etc.)
- Buy closet dividers
- Decide on an organizing system (baskets, labels, shelves, etc.)
- Color code clothes and books!