If you follow on Instagram, you already know our goal is a simple yet chic nursery. For starters we live in a downtown high-rise, which we love, but often this means shopping not according to what we want, but what we have space for.
Today, I'm opening up a bit of our registry and sharing how we're creating a minimalist nursery/home for Baby H.
To my surprise, nesting for us has meant more organization than anything else, and it's made for some creative space solutions I think you'll appreciate.
As much as I love baby, I knew long ago that I didn't want our home cluttered with baby gear, and frankly I'm not so sure babies require as much as we accumulate– less is more...
1. SMART SLEEPER:
No crib for now, we've opted for a sleek and compact bassinet, that comes with raving reviews! Not gonna lie, we're banking on SNOO's technology– customers boast similarities to a night nurse! It's not cheap, but if the videos are real, it's worth every penny in my book!
No changing table either. As much as possible, I wanted to avoid adding any more furniture to our space, so we decided to go with a topper on an already existing dresser. We opted for Restoration Hardware's Layne Wide Dresser Topper, which will serve as the main storage station for all things baby related.
3. Hatch Baby Grow:
For those who don't know, I'm kind of a clean freak, so a wipeable easy clean changing pad was a must. This one is slightly more luxurious as it comes with a built in scale to track baby's growth, but frankly it's the same price as it's non-tech alternative, so why not?
5. Dyson Humidifier:
This is where the clean freak in me geeks out. I know it's a splurge, but I'm a big fan of Dyson's technology & design, so I'm really hoping to get my hands on this one. With two dogs in the mix, we want to make sure we keep baby's environment both clean and safe.
I'm sure you've already seen this on every baby registry, and I asked around a lot before committing, but friends swear by Dock-a-Tot, and I love the idea of using it for multiple purposes including a portable play mat/sleeper.
7. Diaper Storage:
A few of you recommended a portable caddy– hence the handle storage basket. Both this and the additional wicker bin will make their home on baby's changing table for easy access during those late night diaper changes.
Like I said, we've been hard at work creating more storage space. We have a walk-in closet, but it's already full without adding any baby gear, so we've added a stock-full of these lidded bins to keep things tidy on shelving.
While we originally registered for the Ubbi diaper pail, we recently swapped that idea for a small Simplehuman step can. This decision surprised me too, but after chatting with a friend who's currently on her 4th baby, it's a trusted and far more budget friendly alternative. Well, that and odor fighting disposable diaper bags which I plan to order in bulk.
12. Snuggled Up:
Baby's enjoyed being tucked away most of this pregnancy, so I'm assuming a snug swaddle will be extremely handy. Also, if you couldn't already tell, we're keeping our color pallet super simple.
14. Baby Blankets:
I'll admit, this is when my minimalism fails me, and it's taking everything in me to avoid buying more baby blankets. There are so many cozy options out there, but again, those that fold down easily and pack well for travel win the race.
17. Trial & Error:
From what I've heard, bottles, like pacifiers will take time to narrow in on. Regardless, I only plan on keeping a few of these on hand. My favorites are the Breeza Glass bottles, and ComoTomo Natural Feel bottles. I have one kitchen rule: if it's not dishwasher safe, it's not necessary, and the same applies for baby gear. These bottles are both dishwasher safe and designed with a wider rim for easy cleaning.
19 &20. Quick Cleaning:
While I've made sure all feeding gear is dishwasher safe, I realize that there will be times in which it's quicker to hand-wash bottles. Like I said, I don't want our home covered in baby gear, so these neutral white and grey drying accessories will blend well into our overall aesthetic.
I'll be honest, maintaining to a minimalist aesthetic requires some work & a lot of research. Versatility is key, as is a neutral color scheme. I never wanted a big registry, and have worked tirelessly at making it as simple as possible.
What have been some of your nursery and space saving hacks?...