The Best of IKEA for Your Baby
Seriously...how can such a tiny person need so much stuff? Constructing a nursery (or simply shopping for yet another baby shower) can quickly put a dent in your wallet. If you love the clean, simple look of modern furniture and accessories, IKEA may be the perfect budget-friendly place to shop.
Check out this collection of baby items that are highly functional, oh-so-affordable, and incredibly cute to boot! Now you have another excuse to keep hitting up the Swedish retail giant… other than the meatballs, of course.
You can use this unassuming tub in the sink, in the bathtub, or even outdoors! Slide protectors on the bottom of the tub and soft non-slip guards inside provide extra safety at bathtime.
From baby’s first bath to cleaning up those inevitable blowouts, you want everything that touches your little one’s skin to be safe and gentle. These white, cotton cloths are soft and easy to clean. In addition, the multi colored loops make them easy to hang.
Keep your baby warm and dry right out of the tub with this adorable hooded towel. Made of cotton, the towel is absorbent and deliciously soft against your baby’s delicate skin
Between baby wash, towels, and toys, your little one’s bath time gear can quickly take over the bathroom. Tucking them all inside this duck-shaped storage unit helps you manage the clutter while adding charm to the room.
Newborns go through at least six diapers a day, and this practical changing table provides a safe surface without taking up extra space in the nursery, as it serves double duty as a dresser. Pair it with the Skötsam changing pad for added comfort. The table comes in six colors, such as blue, green, and pink.
Remember those six daily diapers? Well, some of them can be quite messy. This set of four baskets hangs onto the side of your changing table, ready to hold wipes, creams, and even soiled diapers in a lidded container that holds disposable liners.
Having diapers close at hand is imperative, and these sweet stackers do the job attractively. Available in green, blue or pink, these quilted stackers have a handy loop so you can hang yours on a dresser drawer, doorknob, or anywhere that’s convenient.
If you plan to hand-wash cloth diapers or just need somewhere to air dry soaked onesies, this cute octopus hanger can hold up to 16 small items without requiring much space. With color options including red, white, and black, you can use it indoors, outdoors, or fold it up for easy storage.
Nursing moms will find these reusable, resealable bags perfect for storing expressed breastmilk. Even parents who bottle-feed will discover tons of uses for these handy baggies. For instance, keep a few in baby’s diaper bag to store soiled clothing or a damp washcloth.
Chances are good that you will be up throughout the night feeding your new baby, so having a comfy place to rest is crucial. This ample chair has a rocking base to help you soothe baby back to sleep and a high back to support your head and neck during those late night feedings.
Before you know it, your baby will be eating solid foods. This highchair helps you feed baby comfortably. You can use the tray included, or set the table-height chair up to the family table to help your little one develop social and self-feeding skills.
It’s amazing how one tiny container of strained carrots can cover an entire child; you may wonder if your baby actually swallowed any food. Since this ingenious bib covers baby’s arms and torso, you might be able to make it through lunch without a wardrobe change.
Tummy time is essential to your baby’s development. Provide a soft, colorful place to play with this fun rug. Decorated with an imagination-inspiring airplane-flying bunny, this low pile, machine washable rug covers the nursery floor affordably.
Little ones seem to accumulate toys at warp speed. The Trofast toy storage collection includes an assortment of combinations in a wide array of colors. Frames come in black, white, and birch; while you can find interior storage boxes in shades such as pink, green, yellow, and more.
Even infants will enjoy gazing at the colorful toys dangling from this natural wood playset. This charming birch wood floor gym promotes hand/eye coordination, stimulates eyesight and wipes clean with a damp cloth.
Those first steps are delightful, and this adorably simple toy will encourage your baby to get up and go. Even before they can stand, babies will enjoy loading this little wagon with toys. Older toddlers can use it as a doll stroller, shopping cart or in the garden.
You want a crib that looks sweet and offers comfort. The Stuva crib gives you this, and extra storage too. When your baby is ready for a big kid bed, simply remove one side of the crib for an instant toddler bed.
Including a crib duvet cover, a pillowcase, a fitted sheet, and a crib skirt, this baby bedding is classically cute. Sweet, old-fashioned toys adorn the fitted sheet, which is available in green or pink gingham.
The lovable bugs hanging from this modest mobile can help your baby self-soothe day or night. Soft-sculpture insects face your little one, stimulating eyesight and providing entertainment as well.
You need to be able to find your way around the nursery at night, but glaring light fixtures can awaken the baby more than necessary. This endearing wall light provides sufficient light for nighttime feedings and changings, but not so much that it ruins the sleepy-time ambiance.
If you make a trip to an IKEA store or visit the brand’s website, think creatively. Many items have multiple uses and can help you prepare for all of your baby’s needs affordably.
What are some of your IKEA must-haves for babies/kids? Share with us in the comments below!