MAKING ROOM TO CO-SLEEP | HOME DECOR
Carving out a space for the baby
is exactly what we had to do in our
apartment for 2 in Brooklyn. When I first became pregnant it seemed
that it would be easy enough to make a little room for our tiny new
family member. Amazingly, even being minimalists in the baby gear
department, there was so much to fit into our space.
After tons of discarding...donating…more
shopping at ikea, calling in an interior design friend for help when
we couldn't see straight anymore, the baby's little nook in our room was ready just in time.
We knew co-sleeping was right for us and thankfully it worked since he
would have had to sleep in the living room otherwise. With co-sleeping
he was right next to me, but in his own bassinet. This way I could
quickly and easily tend to him when he woke or I needed to feed him in
the middle of the night. Also it allowed me to stare at him while he
slept from my bed until I fell asleep.
Everyone (really, everyone) reminds me to enjoy this time in our babies life
because it's so precious and will go by quickly. Thus, I don't feel a
minute is wasted or not well spent being so close to him, holding him
and watching him.
I will be very sad when he graduates to his own room.
Now for the room decor!
Family Bed - Bassinest-
/ Bedding- West Elm/ Window treatment- Anthropology
The Changing Station
Perfectly Stylish Diaper Caddie
Meticulously Labeled Baby Clothes
Family Picture Wall for Noam to start learning about his great grandparents
Noam at 12 weeks
Dali Lama Wisdom & Prayer Beads
A Mounted Horse for a baby born in the year of the Horse
The Feeding & Story time Station
" basket for plush toys
First designer shoes from Jill Broduer
A painting made by my friend's daughter day's before Noam was born next to a baby picture of Ari.
I wanted to find a special dresser that we could keep as
an heirloom but ran out of time to find just the right piece. So I
turned to Ikea and it worked out perfectly. Finding a spot for all
these teeny tiny clothes was the more difficult part. Short sleeve
onesies here, long sleeve onesies there, sleep sacks here next to
swaddles etc. I decided to label it all so when my husband was helping
he would know what I was talking about since baby clothes require an
entirely new language.
It's a little OCD but, in my opinion, a little hyper organization goes
a long way with a new baby around.
The bassinet co- sleeper:
this gift from my coworkers was amazing. It
swivels in and out of the way. It sings, vibrates and times feeding.
Also it looks really good. I would definitely recommend this for co-
sleeping. Also the mesh on the sides made it easy for me to stare at
him all night :)
instead of purchasing yet more home decor just for a baby
nook, I used items I acquired during our travels to Asia to create a
zen theme including his Chinese zodiac animal-the horse.
I loved being rocked by my mom. She rocked me until my
legs were far beyond the arms of the chair. It was so soothing and I
wanted to do the same for my baby. The chair was not quite the color
of my choice, purple, but it was a hand me down from a friend so I
dealt with it. The Missoni black and white throw was a perfect cover
diapering accouterments are not so stylish (
Though the graphic printed diapers from
are way stylish!!!)
they need to be out and handy as they are needed every two hours!
there are all these other tiny baby things like little toys, little
socks, little bibs which all need corralling. I found these handmade baskets from
well made, sturdy and tasteful.
…and the rest of the house… is slowly being taken over
Noam's toys have infiltrated the rest of the house
First toy cars are now mantle pieces