Pax is already three months old and since we co-sleep for the first year, he sleeps in our room. We’ve actually never had a nursery for any of our other children. Today I am going to show you how we make sharing a small master bedroom with a baby work.
I want my bedroom to be a sanctuary for my husband and me. This is our space to be able to relax and feel at peace at the end of the day. It is important to me that just because we have to share our room that it doesn’t get overrun with baby stuff.
Quick Tips For Sharing A Small Room With A Baby
- Be intentional and have only the essentials in your room. Keeping things minimal helps with preventing baby stuff from taking over our bedroom. As you can see, there isn’t much stuff we have for Pax in our bedroom.
- Make designated homes for whatever baby stuff you keep in your room. Not only do you need to think about what do you REALLY need, but also where can I store things. Our nightstands are the most convenient spot to keep our baby stuff.
- Use existing furniture you already have if you can. Store baby items in a basket or two on top of a dresser or even try making space by emptying a drawer in your dresser. These simple Ikea drawers are perfect to use as a nightstand and storing baby items.
- If you are limited on space in your bedroom, store some of the baby’s things somewhere else. We only have the essential things we felt we needed in our room. Like I’ve mentioned, some of Pax’s clothes are in another room.
- Baby gear that isn’t bulky. The Moses basket is perfect for our space since it doesn’t take up that much space. We don’t have anything else simply because we don’t have space.
OUR SMALL MASTER BEDROOM WITH A BABY
Our babies wear mainly in sleepers for the first few months so it’s more convenient having those in our room. His other clothes are in the same type of dresser in the boys’ room.
We keep plenty of swaddle blankets in our room. Our babies love being swaddled.
We keep a well-stocked drawer of diapers on daddy’s side of the bed along with wipes. The bottom drawer of his nightstand is the diaper drawer. Diapers stay on my husband’s side because he has diaper duty during the night since I breastfeed.
I keep nursing pads, burp cloths, and nipple cream on my side in the middle drawer.
Also in this drawer are miscellaneous baby items. Things such as sample baby products, baby toys that Pax can’t play with yet, or whatever else that doesn’t have a home.
I absolutely LOVE this bassinet. Even though Pax sleeps with us, it is so convenient to have something to be able to the baby in. We used a pack n play at our old townhouse, but since we are very limited with space here, we needed something not so bulky. I felt a bassinet with a simple stand would be the best option for us. The design is minimal yet compliments the room beautifully.
So there you have it. That is how we make sharing a small master bedroom with a baby work. A mix of minimal baby items and being very intentional with what we do have.
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Do you share a room with a baby? If so comment below with your tips! I would love to hear how you make rooming with baby work.