Small-Space Mama

Whoever said babies “don’t require much in the beginning” clearly didn’t live in a one-bedroom apartment. As cute and magical as having a new baby is, it takes a major toll on your living space—especially if that living space is short on, well, space. But, there’s always a way to make your baby gear work harder for you. That starts by making the right choices when building your registry. That’s why we’ve compiled some of our favorite space-saving standouts beloved by apartment-dwelling mamas everywhere.

Whoever said babies “don’t require much in the beginning” clearly didn’t live in a one-bedroom apartment. As cute and magical as having a new baby is, it takes a major toll on your living space—especially if that living space is short on, well, space. But, there’s always a way to make your baby gear work harder for you. That starts by making the right choices when building your registry. That’s why we’ve compiled some of our favorite space-saving standouts beloved by apartment-dwelling mamas everywhere.

Browse our top picks for the Small-Space Mama or explore products tailored for you

  • Evenflo

    Exersaucer Doorway Bouncer

    Most baby swings are hardly subtle or compact—unless you think outside the box and inside the door frame! Evenflo’s doorway bouncer takes all of the qualities mamas loved from their iconic Exersaucer and translates them into a space-saving solution for homes short on floor space. With adjustable strap heights and a user-friendly mounting clamp, this little workhorse provides a hefty amount of jumping fun.

  • Wovenbyrd

    Tufted Storage Ottoman

    When you live in a small space, even your furniture has to pull double duty. This sweet tufted ottoman is an easy way to store baby essentials, blankets or anything else. It also provides additional seating—or just a comfy place to rest your feet while breastfeeding.

  • Skip Hop

    Baby Activity Center

    From rotating infant activity center to toddler play table, this activity center from Skip Hop is designed to grow with your growing baby. To promote full body play, the see through Discovery Window allows baby to learn cause and effect and spatial awareness as they tap the colorful foot piano below. It also turns into a plastic chalkboard surface, touts more than 25 developmental activities and collapses for storage.

  • Maxi-Cosi

    Kori 2-in-1 Convertible Rocker

    Having a secure place to set your baby down provides a much-needed respite for you and a perch to observe the world for your baby. Even better if that secure spot can instantly transform into a rocker. Better still if that lounger and rocker can collapse for storage in the blink of an eye! Maxi-Cosi’s Kori 2-in1 can do just that at a lower price point than many other loungers.

  • adin + anais

    Muslin Swaddle Blanket

    Without much space to spare, you’ll want your baby stuff to serve multiple functions. A good muslin blanket can be a play surface, diaper pad, swaddle, stroller shade or just a blanket to keep your baby warm. It’s a multitasking mom #win while also taking up precious little storage room.

  • Closed Mondays

    Dipped Storage Baskets

    Storage baskets are pretty much the holy grail baby item organization. Choosing bins with a pop of color and finely woven details, like these from female-owned, Brooklyn-based company Closed Mondays, is the perfect way to merge whimsy with a more grown-up vibe. Coming in a variety of color combinations, you’ll want to keep these sturdy, versatile baskets on display long after they’ve outgrown storing baby gear.

Explore products tailored for you

Wouldn’t it be great to have a personal shopper complete your registry for you? We thought so. Here are some custom-curated selections chosen to suit your needs, values and priorities.

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