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post #21 of 25

The hardest part is holidays and celebrations where we are given toys for our DD that she can't even play with yet! Oy!

 

Changing table never happened. We use the diaper bag ones. Other problem is that DD is a very light sleeper and wakes up early since we wake up early and she doesn't have a bedroom. (We have a loft so it is a bit different, no door)

 

Other then that having a small space is awesome and cozy! Good luck! 

 

Less to clean!!!

post #22 of 25

You absolutely do not need more than a one bedroom with a baby, or a toddler!  I had a changing table for # one but never used it, diaper changes can be done anywhere, easily and cleanly.  I had a basket with the things I needed, and just laid out a clean pad or blanket and changed the baby where ever I was, bed, rug, whatever.  As far as a bed, we co-sleep, but I did have an arms reach co sleeper attached to the bed and I think it would have been nice if we had used it!  It doesn't take up much space, and there is a great little storage place under it for baby stuff, you can fit a ton!  Other than that a little bin for clothes, and maybe one for toys is all you need.  

post #23 of 25
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The hardest part is holidays and celebrations where we are given toys for our DD that she can't even play with yet! Oy!



This is exactly what I'm worried about! :-)

 

post #24 of 25
What a great thread! We're hoping to stay in our one-bedroom apartment when the baby arrives, and it is great to hear all these strategies!
post #25 of 25

Our DD is 2 years and almost 4 months and we still have one bedroom and it's perfect, we have plenty of space (600 sf total)!!

We co-sleep (but if we wanted to there would have been room for a crib next to the bed) and she used to have a dresser for her clothes but now we all share the closet. Her books and toys are in the living room, and I do want to keep them under control. Kids really don't need tons of stuff! I've actually donated some  brand new things she was gifted when I just knew she wouldn't care about them. I also have started to engage her in choosing things to donate. She was so cute running to drop these things in to the donations-bag.

Just limit the stuff and you'll be fine. or actually better since you will have less stress and work maintaining and organizing the baby's things. 

Small is cozy and nice :D

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