This post is sponsored by Baby Relax. However, all opinions are 100% my own.
Nesting is in full force! Our baby shower just passed (stay tuned for details on that) and the boys’ nursery is complete ! You can read about that HERE. With those two key components out of the way it left me able to accept the nesting feeling with arms wide open. So logically what was the first thing I dove into? THEIR DRESSER! Oh boy had I been waiting to be able to organize the heck out of it.
So let’s talk about the dresser itself. You want to find something that gives you sufficient space for all your needs. For us the Miles Dresser not only belonged to the same collection as the boys Miles 2-in-1 convertible cribs. It also provided us with 6 drawers of perfect size for all we needed on hand. With 2 babies that means double of a lot and the 6 drawers will come perfect. Not to mention I love the detail on the dresser handles.
We also wanted our dresser to double up as our changing table so we made sure to have the changing table topper to fit the Miles dresser. My husband just followed the directions and securely attached it to the top of the dresser. This will prevent from having a slipping changing table topper! We added two small baskets above to give us quick access to diapers and baby wipes.
I am married to an engineer which means we draw things out before we put them up or in anything. So I did just that. I drew out 6 drawers and thought about what I wanted to group where. Since it is doubling as our changing table I needed to consider diapering needs along with on hand basics such as onesies, socks, changing pad covers. You know the things that could get dirty before, during, or right after diaper changes. This step took a bit longer than normal but I just kept second guessing myself because of the fact that I am dealing with 2 babies instead of 1.
I did not need any screwdrivers or anything of the sort but I did stock up on some drawer organizing bins and am currently considering a label maker to easily mark where everything goes. This will come in handy when my husband and kids are helping me put things away.
We all became obsessed with Marie Kondo and her tidying up. I tried my best to apply her clothing storage tips when placing their items in the drawers. I added little drawer organizers to keep things in compartments and made sure to store their clothes standing. With trying to fit enough for two kiddos the standing up folding method worked like a champ. So what does each drawer contain?
I made sure the diapering extras were in a top drawer so we could easily refill. In this drawer I included extra diapers, baby wipes, and extra diaper rash creams/ointments.
2.Bibs & Cloths
We had and went through so many bibs, wash cloths, and burp cloths with Lia I wanted to make sure we were just as stocked up and prepared. Wash cloths can be used to clean just about anything and you can buy cheaply in
I am sure you mammas can agree you need a ton of onesies on hand! I dedicated a drawer to nothing but onesies in size order. This will make it super easy to grab and change them when we get those explosions.
This drawer is made up of some basic bottoms, caps, and socks. These are also items we need on hand and quickly accessible. I made sure to use dividers to keep everything in it’s own place.
5.Sleep and Plays
In my mind second to onesies comes sleep and plays. During the newborn and young infant stages my kids live in them. They are practical, comfortable and just so easy for us to work with as parents. A drawer for them is exactly what we needed.
6. Towels and Wash Cloths
I went back and forth with what to put in this drawer. I finally landed on putting their bath towels and wash cloths all in one section making it easy for us to grab when needed.
With their Miles Dresser now fully organized I feel so much more ready for our baby boys to arrive. Although we still have 10 weeks (or so we hope) this mamma feels so much better about their things being in place! I would love to know how .you keeps things organized.