Looking for baby organization ideas for small spaces? See how we’ve created 4 organizational systems for all the baby things inside our RV.
It’s been 1 whole month since bringing home our sweet baby girl and my how our lives have changed! We may be a little sleep deprived, but it is SO worth it to have this sweet little one in our arms.
Now that we’ve been able to adjust to our new normal as a family of 3, I wanted to address a common question we’ve been asked since bringing baby home in the RV:
“Where do you keep all of the baby stuff??”
Today I’m sharing our organizational systems for all the baby items in the RV. No matter the size of your space, I hope these tips will help you create a system for keeping all of the stuff that comes along with a new baby organized.
Baby Organization Systems In An RV
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1. Clothing Organization
Keeping baby clothes to a minimum can be tricky. There are so many cute outfits available, it’s hard not to buy all the things! Not to mention all of the baby clothes that are gifted from loving family members and friends.
So even though I do try to not acquire tons of baby clothing, I knew I needed a great organizational system for this category.
Our closet space is already limited, so there was no room to add an additional wardrobe – even if it was for a tiny human. Instead, I created a storage system using bins and drawer organizers for all the baby clothes.
The storage bins fit perfectly under the overhang of our bed which makes them easily accessible, without taking up much room.
Inside the bins, I was able to stack two sets of drawer organizers. Stacking the organizers gave me room to fit lots of little newborn onesies, pants, socks and headbands. After all, the clothes are tiny and really don’t take up much room!
After putting the drawer organizers into the basket, there was still some storage space available on the sides. This made the perfect little spot to store swaddles and blankets.
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2. Diaper & Hygiene Organization
There’s one thing everyone knows about babies: they go through A LOT of diapers! So I knew we needed a system that allowed quick access to lots of diapers and wipes.
Enter my secret weapon: the utility cart.
Ok, maybe it’s not so secret, but it IS a great way to create a diaper station that doesn’t take up much room. And because it’s on wheels, it’s really easy to move around the RV. This makes makes diaper changes a breeze.
Organizing The Utility Cart
The top tier is where we have our most used items. Everything is stored inside a cute felt organizer bag. The most used supplies are easily accessible, right on top.
Note: Space is limited in the RV, so having a designated changing table was not an option. However, the travel changing mat that came with my Lily Jade diaper bag has been a perfect solution! You can read the full diaper bag review blog post here.
The changing mat rolls up, and stores easily when not in use. When we’re out and about, it’s easy to throw into the diaper bag and go. No need for having duplicates!
There was also room for some extra packages of wipes and a box of disposable nursing pads.
The bottom tier is perfect for for keeping an extra stash of diapers. We’ve been using the Amazon Brand – Mama Bear Diapers on Subscribe & Save, and love the convenience! The quality seems to be just as good as the other major brands, but they are cheaper, and it’s certainly more convenient to have them delivered on schedule without even having to think about it!
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3. Sleeping Area
Having a space for baby to sleep is obviously extremely important. We chose use a Moses basket style bassinet.
I liked that the basket could be used beyond just for nighttime and naps. It can be easily moved around and even taken outside when we want to get some fresh air. It provides a safe spot for the baby to lay.
We got the rocking stand to hold the basket at night. The setup keeps the basket at bed level, like a traditional bassinet.
During the day we usually move the stand out of the way and keep the basket on our bed for her naps.
For a baby monitor we decided to go with the Lollipop monitor (as seen in the photo above). The flexible silicone handle makes it easy to move around and adjust depending on where we have the basket setup. This was a huge perk for us since we do not have a traditional crib setup.
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4. Kitchen Items
Right now I am exclusively breastfeeding, so we don’t have many items when it comes to feeding the baby. But there are a few things, so I needed to find somewhere to store them. I cleared out a drawer in the kitchen and started organizing.
I used a couple of different containers to create an organizational system inside the baby’s kitchen drawer. This gave each item a designated place inside the drawer which really helps keep everything organized.
Inside the baby’s kitchen drawer we have the following:
- 2 mason jar bottle kits (highly recommend these!)
- Breast Pump
- Hands Free Pumping Bra
- Boon Compact Bottle Drying Rack (we LOVE this – it takes up very little space and doesn’t take up any room on the counter like most drying racks)
- Comotomo Silicone Baby Bottles
- Breastmilk Storage Bags
- Mommy’s Bliss – Gripe Water
- Infants’ Liquid Tylenol
- Braun Digital Ear Thermometer
- Baby Nail Grooming Kit
- Nose & Ear Syringe
- Baby Medicine Dispenser
Tips for Success With Baby Organization Systems
Whether you have tons of space for baby things or you’re needing to keep things minimal, there are 4 main categories that I consider to be baby essentials:
- baby clothing
- diaper/hygiene items
- sleeping area
- feeding/kitchen items
Having organizational systems in place for each of these areas will make your job as a new parent so much easier!
What are some tips you have for keeping baby items organized? Are there any areas I may have missed?