4 Oct 2022 | 7 min Read
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With the arrival of your newborn comes big responsibilities. Changing diapers, feeding time, bathing them, and putting them down for a nap—there’s a lot for you to juggle. With so much for you to handle, it’s essential for you to stay organised throughout the day to avoid chaos and panic. Additionally, when you have all the baby essentials sorted and in the right place, you can focus on caring for your little one stress-free, and spend precious moments with them.
To make things easier for you, we have listed some baby organisation tips that will help you stay more in control and on top of things. These tips are simple to follow, and you can implement them before your munchkin arrives so that you have a much smoother experience.
We have broadened the essentials into each category and listed helpful tips accordingly. Take a look at them and organise the necessities beforehand, so that you know where everything is when you need them and be fully present with your munchkin.
It is essential to safely store your baby’s formula and breast milk to avoid exposure to environmental pollutants. Create a system of storing your breast milk in the freezer or fridge, and make sure they are labelled properly along with the date so that you or any other caregiver will be ready to feed your baby whenever they are hungry.
Additionally, when you start introducing your baby to more foods, designate a specific shelf or area of the fridge to store them so that you always know where to reach when your little one gets hungry.
It’s best to keep your little one’s doctor-prescribed medicines and other essentials in one place, so that when you need them, instead of ravaging throughout your house, you can just quickly take them out from the cabinet and use them. Apart from medicines, keep a roll-on bundle handy. For instance, the roll-on bundle from BabyChakra contains a tummy relief roll-on and an after-bite roll-on, both extremely convenient products, which you can use to soothe your child’s concerns when needed.
Just like your baby’s food, knowing where the bottles are is crucial, especially when your little one starts getting fussy due to hunger. Store your baby’s bottles and other parts in drawers or wire baskets so that you have quick access to them, and can feed your little one without stressing.
With some clever organisation products and Pinterest inspiration, you can easily create a functional and aesthetically pleasing nursery closet for your little one. Also, instead of only relying on hangers for organising baby clothes, use closet dividers, bins, drawers, and shelves to make the most out of your space.
Store your baby’s socks, clothes, and caps in different sections, and if needed, label them, so that you can reach out for them, without having to displace everything in the wardrobe.
Yes, we know, there’s nothing cuter in the world than baby shoes, and you are probably going to buy a lot of them. So how do you store them without having them spill over all of your room? Investing in a shoe organiser or a traditional shoe rack and placing all your baby’s shoes neatly in them.
It’s safe to keep all your baby’s bath essentials in one place in a storage basket so that you have easy access and don’t have to keep getting up while bathing your little one. Place all the necessities like the bath essential bundle (moisturising baby wash and shampoo), face wash, and other bath necessities in the basket, and keep it beside you during bathtime.
Also, ensure to store this basket away from your bath essentials to avoid confusing them with yours. Your little one’s skin is extremely sensitive and that’s why you must only use natural and plant-based products specially designed for their skin.
Bathtime with your little one is such a joy, and adorable and interactive bath toys make it all the more fun! Instead of strewing your baby’s bath toys all over the place, store them neatly in a shower caddy under the skin or in the closet.
Your baby is going to need a lot of diaper changes. So instead of frantically running up to a particular changing area with your little one in tow, set up multiple changing stations throughout your home. This can be done by placing changing parts in different parts of your home so that you can act as quickly as possible when your munchkin has a leaky or soiled diaper.
During a diaper change, you will need two essential items—water wipes, and diaper rash cream. Rather than storing them at a different palace and running back and forth to get them while changing your baby’s diaper, store these two essentials in the built-in pouch of the changing mats.
A diaper bag is going to be a saving grace for a new mum on the go! And knowing what to pack in the diaper bag and how to save space efficiently can help you feel more confident and at ease when you are out and about. Keep essentials like bamboo water wipes, reusable wet bags, changing pads, and of course diapers. Make sure that this bag is prepared beforehand so that you don’t have to worry or panic about forgetting something while stepping out.
Bringing a child into this world is a life-changing event, and it will take you some time to ease into this new role. Organising all baby essentials in the preparation for your little one is one way to feel more prepared for this new journey. The tips that we’ve mentioned in this post will help you feel at ease during this major transition, and also allows you to spend cherished moments with your munchkin stress-free.
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