How to Organise a Baby Wardrobe
Welcoming your new baby to the world takes months of careful planning and preparation and is vital in order to enjoy a smooth start at parenting. Of course, the majority of this preparation is personal and dependent on your own family’s preferences. Whether that involves readying yourself for the trials of parenthood through pregnancy, birthing classes or adoption - each family will likely have their own set of priorities. However, it’s important not to overlook the physical preparation you must also make in your home ahead of your little one’s arrival.
While the entire home should be baby-proofed and necessary steps should be taken to ensure living areas are made safe, most of your focus will be on your child’s nursery. Arguably one of the most exciting tasks to enjoy before your child is born, many parents spend lots of time choosing nursery colour schemes and furniture - while practical items go overlooked. Unfortunately, one essential item that we often see overlooked in soon-to-be parents’ preparations is the baby wardrobe, a vital baby storage item.
In this post, we’ll be taking you through everything you need to know about baby wardrobes, including why you should invest in your baby’s own wardrobe, what our top recommendations are and how best to organise a baby’s wardrobe for a quick, stress-free morning routine.
Do you need a wardrobe for a baby?
As mentioned above, a baby wardrobe is a necessity for a nursery and is a worthwhile investment for any parent. Not only does a child's wardrobe provide an easily accessible space to organise your little one’s clothes, accessories, shoes and outerwear, but our signature collection of baby wardrobes available at Direct4Baby are as stylish as they are practical, turning your nursery into a functional, uncluttered and beautifully styled room for you and your baby to enjoy.
What is the best baby wardrobe?
When it comes to furniture, clothes, accessories or anything else for your baby, it’s never a question of best, but best for you. Find a child’s wardrobe that matches your nursery’s decor and fulfills the specific needs of you and your baby, and if you aren’t sure, take a look at our top recommendations below.
If you’re looking to add a contemporary, seaside-inspired look to your infants nursery and are after a reliable, sturdy baby wardrobe, we suggest taking a look at the Silver Cross Coastline Wardrobe. Featuring a top shelf, two hanging rails and a deep drawer for extra baby storage space, you’re guaranteed to have enough room to store your little one’s clothing essentials, so there’s space for everyday outfits, formal clothes and much more.
A wardrobe built to last for years to come, you’ll never be short on space. Complete with a washed oak finish and satin chrome handles, this high quality child’s wardrobe will look great in any contemporary nursery room.
If you prefer a more traditional, authentic look and want to add a classic, vintage inspired appearance to your little one’s nursery, opt for the CuddleCo Clara Wardrobe. With a simple and effective design, this Clara 2 double door wardrobe includes two removable hanging rails, which give you the freedom to convert it to full size. Also featuring a deep storage drawer and convenient shelving space at the top for extra baby storage if needed, there’s plenty of room to store all of your baby’s outfits, bedding and more.
Whether you’re looking to add this baby wardrobe to an already traditional, vintage-looking nursery, or are eager to switch things up and add more classic furniture to a contemporary room, this wardrobe is the perfect compliment. But, with it’s clean, white appearance wouldn’t be out of place in a modern nursery.
How to Organise a Baby Wardrobe
Getting the right baby wardrobe is a big step in creating your perfect nursery, but it is only the first step. Next, you need to organise your wardrobe in a way that best suits you and your baby while saving space. To help you with this, we’ve compiled a list of our top tips and tricks for organising a functional, tidy child’s wardrobe.
Prioritise hanging up your daily essentials. The purpose of the wardrobe is not only to keep your baby’s clothes in perfect condition but also to make dressing your baby a breeze. If you have a double layer wardrobe with two rails, make the most of the space by hanging your essentials at eye height, such as day-to-day clothes, coats and pyjamas, then you can see exactly what you have and keep your lower space free for special occasion clothes, which will help to save as much space as possible to keep it looking neat and tidy.
Don’t overfill your wardrobe! A huge benefit of having a well organised baby wardrobe is being able to see all of your baby’s clothes when you open it. There should be no searching through crowded rails for the outfit you want, all it should take is an easy glance and grab so you can focus on dressing your little one for the day.
Swap out your baby’s clothes regularly. Baby clothes are an exceptionally common gift given to parents and parents-to-be and it can be hard to get through everything before your little one grows out of them. Don’t let the presents go to waste by swapping out worn clothes with these new, gifted outfits every few weeks, your friends and family are sure to appreciate seeing your baby in the clothes they lovingly picked out for them.
Organisation is key. Dressing your baby in the morning, through the day or before bed can often be a stressful process, especially if they’re distressed. To smoothen out this dressing and undressing routine, make sure your baby wardrobe, shelves or drawers are well organised. To do this, you could consider organising by colour, style, occasion or whatever else suits your daily routine. However you choose to organise your little one’s wardrobe, we suggest separating your space with convenient dividers.
For large spaces, such as shelves in wardrobes, you can purchase convenient canvas boxes that can be pulled out, and for smaller spaces, such as underwear and nappy drawers, similar dividers are available. This speeds up the time it takes to find what you need and, most importantly, encourages you to maintain an organised baby wardrobe in the long term, making your life easier and frees up valuable time to enjoy with your child.
How do you organise baby clothes by size?
Start by organising your baby’s clothes into piles by size, ensuring you have a separate pile dedicated to each size of clothing you currently own.
Due to the variety in baby clothes sizes, it’s advisable to organise each pile by the age it starts at. For instance, an item sized 3 to 6 months would go in the 3 months pile, whereas one labelled 6 to 9 months would go in the 6 months pile. If you’re a first time parent, it’s always good to have a second pair of eyes. Therefore, it’s ideal to have another parent, or even your own mum or dad with you, to act as a helping hand. This means you’ll get someone else’s perspective on what appears true to size, or is too big or small compared to others in the pile.
Next, transfer these clothes into your baby wardrobe on hangers. The best way to ensure they remain separated is to invest in some wardrobe dividers, allowing you to navigate with ease when finding the perfect outfit for your little one to wear for the day.
The Silver Cross Primrose Hill Wardrobe is perfect for separating clothes and other items such as towels, bedding and more. The twin adjustable rails make it easier to separate clothes by size, and the shelf in-between and extra space below also provides the option to fold clothes up, as well as giving room for extra items. Freeing up space in your infant's nursery, this baby wardrobe is both efficient and convenient.
How many outfits does a baby need?
To be efficient with baby storage, it’s important to only invest in clothing you think you’ll actually need, as well as consider how many baby clothes you’ve been gifted, whether at your baby shower, or even when the baby is born, which might save you from going out and buying a whole new wardrobe for your little one. The main advice here would be to talk to other parents about how many clothes they use for their baby. There are also plenty of helpful, reliable online forums out there like Netmums, which you can turn to.
Baby Wardrobes at Direct4Baby
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