Keeping Baby Clothes Organized
Folding baby clothes does not have to be difficult. Perhaps your baby’s arrival has caused a lot of anxiety and anticipation. With that in mind, today we will bring you tips on how to fold baby clothes.
We’re confident that these tips will help you a lot in your daily routine. So, check out some ways to organize baby clothes that will make your day easier!
For many parents, one of the most beautiful things during pregnancy is making the baby’s crib and decorating the little room. Sometimes, combining the two things is not easy when we have to organize all the clothes and accessories and put them away in the baby’s dresser or closet. It takes a lot of organization to make it functional and have everything at hand. With everything you have going on as a new parent, it can sometimes become overwhelming. We hope to help you take one more thing off your plate and to become better organized so you are less stressed and a happier, better parent. Here are some tips to make your life easier and keep everything organized when it comes to folding baby clothes.
Preparation is Key
Before the baby is born, tidy up the closet and sort the clothes by size and type. Make sure there is a space in the drawer or closet for each type of clothing. If you live in a cold environment, you can keep winter clothes further in the closet, or close at hand if it is winter. For example, leave newborn garments in plain sight and store clothes of larger sizes on the highest shelves or in the back of drawers. And when the clothes are no longer needed, keep them in boxes, separated by those you want to give and those you want to keep as your special treasures (or to pass on to your next baby if you plan on having more). Most of the time, the dresser top ends up serving as a room changer (unless you have a quality portable changing table), so everything needs to be well organized in the drawers to be able to change the baby comfortably and quickly.
If you have a children’s closet, it must have space for hanging clothes, drawers, and shelves like the adults’, but in smaller proportions, adapted to the size of the babies’ clothes. If you don’t have a closet and live in a smaller space, just having a dresser is fine too. A great idea to make the search easier is to use separators for the baby’s months in the clothes that are left hanging in the wardrobe.
Leave everyday clothes in drawers or shelves for easier access and make small piles by type of clothing (short sleeve, long sleeve, nightgown, etc.) and make a color gradient (from light to dark). Organize disposable diapers in drawers (without the packaging), and if you want to keep them inside the closet, use boxes without lids. Cloth bibs and diapers are also in boxes, as they need to be always at hand.
The most delicate clothes with lace and ribbons can be kept in the closet inside tulle bags,) or cotton fabric to protect from dust, mold, and stains. Remember that clothing turnover is high in the first few months of life, and you will need to tidy up frequently to keep the space organized.
Important Tips to Remember:
– All baby clothes must be kept in a clean and ventilated place.
-Wash all clothes before putting them in the closet (with neutral, gentle detergent, preferably).
– Cut off all clothing labels so as not to irritate the baby’s skin.
How to fold clothes:
Shirts / Tops: fold in three and with the buttons inwards.
Overalls: legs inwards also in threes. As the child grows, the number of folds increases.
Small pants: all the creases must be on the same side.
Avoid folding the socks inward (leaving the wrong side out) as it leaves the elastic to go bad.
For sheets, blankets, and towels, you can keep them in the bottom drawer, with the folds facing the bottom of the drawer as it facilitates storage. We will also be able to put the sheet and cover set together: it makes it easier when making the baby’s bed!
Finally, it is important to mention the need to have the chest of drawers lined: most of them already come with a lined bottom. Otherwise we can buy a plastic-coated film for this effect at DIY stores. It’s the easiest way to get clean and keep clothes clean at all times.