My second baby has been sharing our bedroom for the last year. In fact we had his nursery in the master bedroom right from his first day home! There are many reasons why people decide to create a nursery in their bedroom, whether it be because parents want to room share for baby’s first year or perhaps there isn’t a spare bedroom for baby.
There are several ways to create a peaceful, beautiful nursery in your bedroom, regardless of the reason you choose to do so or even how small or big of a space you have.
1. Pick a Wall
Choose a wall in your bedroom that can be for the baby. If you have to move furniture around to make that happen, I still recommend dedicating an entire wall to do so.
I know it’s not alway possible when putting together a nursery in a master bedroom, so you can also choose a corner or half a wall space, if you’re short on room!
2. Choose Space Saving Nursery Furniture
This is the key! When you don’t have an entire room for a nursery, you need to organize the nursery with space saving nursery furniture.
One item I think it super helpful is a crib that has an attached changing station with drawers like this one. You can also go the mini crib route (which is super trendy right now).
Also, you don’t necessarily need a changing table if you don’t have room for one.
For my daughter, I used hers for every single diaper change, but since my son is in our room we have just been changing him on a towel on our bed or the floor. Both ways have worked great for us, it’s just a matter of getting into a routine and habit.
I also highly recommend a rolling utility cart. You can stash it anywhere in the room to save space and roll it out when you need it. I use mine to hold diapers, diaper rash creams, baby bibs and more.
I’ve also seen people use this as a breastfeeding station!
Diaper caddy organizers also come in handy when you’re working with a nursery in parent’s room. You can store them right under a crib or even under your own bed.
4. Storing Baby Clothes with Nursery in Parent’s Room
You can store baby’s clothes in the drawers if you go with the crib/changing station combination. You can also clear some room out of your own dresser to fold and organize baby clothes. I have a night stand with three drawers that worked perfectly to store my son’s clothes. I used the rolling method to organize and store his onesies, pants, etc and utilize drawer dividers to make sure everything fit.
5. Nursery in Master Bedroom? Still Decorate!
Be sure to still decorate baby’s nursery! Start with a focal point over the crib, like a personalized name sign or wall art. If you choose a theme, still pick out cute crib sheets. You can utilize floating shelves to save space and add baby books, toys, and pictures.
6. Floating Shelves to Use Vertical Space for Storage
Using floating shelves is a great way to utilize the vertical space in your bedroom. Use shelves like these to display and store books, baby toys, and special keepsake items! The photo above actually uses picture ledges to hold books, which is such a genius idea!
One of the top nursery trends is the modern nursery and I’m not surprised – a modern nursery’s clean lines and crisp colors look amazing in any room. The main focus of any nursery is the baby’s crib, so I’ve put together a guide of the 7 best affordable modern cribs.
The first thing you should do is sign up for Ebates, because we’ll be using their cash back program strategically. Also, if you sign up today through this link you’ll get an extra $10 to get you started (once you spend $25 online at literally any online retailer).
My husband came home with a box of Hello Bello diapers, and I’m excited for Nicholas to try them. We usually use Honest diapers, but because they’re more expensive I’ve been looking forward to trying Hello Bello.
When Lucy was born I didn’t think twice about the ingredients in diapers, which is ironic because I researched everything else to death – organic crib mattresses, activity mats without flame retardants, etc.
That quickly changed when my 1 week old had chemical burns from the very popular branded diaper she was wearing.
I learned there are potentially harmful ingredients in diapers. We started to use diapers with safer ingredients and chose to cloth diaper part-time to offset the higher cost.
Hello Bello Diapers – First Impression
Lucy actually demanded we open up the box first so she can take a peek at Nicky’s new diapers. My first remark was how adorable the designs are – tools and lightening bolts.
Even more impressive, Hello Bello diapers are incredibly soft. Any mom that uses organic diapers knows that they’re usually somewhat stiff, so this really made me happy.
A wetness indicator! These have a wetness indicator, which I love because it’s super helpful. (Also, nursing moms of newborns can really rely on the wetness indicator to make sure you’re little one is having wet diapers).
The Overnight Test
We moms know the true marker of a quality diaper is how absorbent it is, which leads me to the overnight test.
Nicholas drinks one 8 ounce bottle before bed and then usually drinks about 4 ounces in the middle of the night.
I’m happy to say that so far we have passed the overnight test with no leaks!
Hello Bello vs Honest Diapers
So what’s the conclusion? How do I compare these with Honest diapers?
When I was preparing spaces for both of my little ones, I remember searching for baby closet organization ideas. I literally attempted to try them all. Many things did not stick, but a few things became essential to maintain for my own sanity.
My oldest is 3.5 years old and I still apply these baby closet organization ideas to her “big girl” closet, because it’s a seamless system that helps us stay organized — or should I say, as much as possible!