11 Clever Small-Space Must-Haves For A New Baby

Our little house is just under 800 square feet, which was already pretty small with two adults, one kid and two dogs. Now that we’re adding another baby into the mix, it’s about to get even smaller. Moving isn’t really in the cards for us right now (thanks, San Diego real estate market), so we’re making do with what we have. Honestly, I love our little house and don’t really want to leave any time soon, but I have been feeling a bit stressed about adding a new human into the mix. The baby will be sleeping in our room to start with, but eventually the boys will share a room, so I’ve already started planning out that space and the things I need. Thankfully, there are plenty of small-space solutions that work for exactly what we need.

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coco 3-in-1 Bouncer

I love that this bouncer-lounger combo is able to fold up flat when not in use so it’s easy to pack away.


Storkcraft Petal Convertible Mini Crib

“Mini” is the magic word in our house. This five-in-one convertible crib fits exactly where we need it to and will be perfect for growing and adapting with our new baby.


Over The Door Hanging Organizer

Babies come with so much stuff, it’s easy to be overwhelmed with clutter. I love this over-the-door organizer because it offers so much storage without taking up any countertop or floor space.


Moses Basket

We have a sweet little Moses basket and stand that can easily be moved around for naps and lounging. It’s as pretty as it is functional.


Puj Foldable Baby Bath Tub

Made from a soft foam, this infant bath tub folds and conforms to almost any sink. Durable magnets keep the tub’s shape while in use, for a custom fit in standard size sinks. When not in use, the tub can hang flat for easy drying!


Motif Luna Breast Pump

Having a small house means utilizing different rooms as necessary. The Motif Luna Breast Pump is battery-powered, so I can easily move it from room to room and pump whenever I need to and want some privacy.


Corrigan Studio Rocking Chair

We had a large, oversized glider with my first son, and we didn’t really use it much for me to justify getting another one this time around, but I knew I needed something to rock baby in. This rocking chair is the perfect size for our small space and super comfy for those late nights.


Folding Storage Crates

These crates come in a variety of colors and sizes, and they’re perfect for storing just about anything. We’re using them for baby toys, clothes he’s not quite big enough for, etc. They fold up flat and are stackable, so you can put them away or stack them high when not in use.


Storkcraft Moss 6 Drawer Dresser

This dresser is the perfect size for our space. It’s small enough to fit perfectly in their shared room, but ample enough for each boy to have their own side for their clothes. I also love that you can get a universal changer topper that turns the top of the dresser into a changing station, which saves us even more space!


Hanging Wall Storage Baskets

These are great for hanging over the aforementioned dresser to hold diapers, wipes, etc.


Wooden Baby Gym

I can’t handle the bulky, plastic baby toys and gear. This wooden play gym is perfect for tummy time and sensory stimulation, but also works in our small space. It folds up flat so we can just slide it away when not using it.


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Author: Samantha Welker

Samantha Welker is the business manager at Glitter Guide. She has an Master's in Corporate Finance & Sustainability from Harvard Business School but prefers working in the creative industry. She also hosts a weekly business podcast for creative women called Pretty Okay Podcast. She loves spending time with her husband and her son, Rocky, in sunny San Diego. Follow along on Instagram