Baby Registry Guide for Small Spaces

Boon Patch Countertop Drying Rack
Peter Ardito
Nothing makes a home feel like a closet faster than a bunch of baby gear. If maximizing square footage is a priority—and really, when is it not?—stick with products that are streamlined or serve multiple purposes. We rounded up the best space-savers on the market—add these to your registry, stat!
Courtesy of Puj
Courtesy of Puj

Puj Infant Bathtub

The space-saving Puj infant bathtub folds down flat and can be hung on the back of a bathroom door. $45. 

Courtesy of Babyletto
Courtesy of Babyletto

Origami Mini Crib

38% smaller than the average crib, the Origami Mini Crib can easily be moved and even collapsed when not in use. $269.

Courtesy of MetroTots
Courtesy of MetroTots

The StrollAway

Invented by a city-dwelling mom, the StrollAway is an adjustable, over-the-door hook for your umbrella stroller. $40.

Courtesy of Pehr Designs
Courtesy of Pehr Designs

Canvas Drums

Attractive and portable, these canvas drums offer versatile storage. $50 to $76.

Stokke Sleepi Crib and Mattress

Yes, the oval shape of this solid beechwood crib is elegant, but more important, it saves precious space in a small nursery because it fits in spots where rectangular cribs cannot. Space-strapped parents also appreciate the lockable swivel wheels that make moving the bed from room to room quick and easy. Though the Sleepi crib and mattress is a bit pricey, you'll get your money's worth, as this crib is designed to grow with your child: With extra conversion kits, the bed will be able to accommodate your child up until his 10th birthday. $799, $199 for required mattress.

Chicco 360 Hook-on High Chair

Hook-on high chairs are supreme space savers, and we appreciate how this one from Chicco was designed with safety in mind. Most notably, its rubber grips clamp down securely on any table up to 5.5" thick, offering baby a super-stable place to eat. Another handy feature: The chair rotates a full 360° and locks in six positions, so you can feed your baby from any angle. Afterward, simply pop the tray insert in the dishwasher for easy cleanup. $74.99.

Prince Lionheart theBOOST Plus

Once your baby has outgrown the hook-on chair, transition her to this compact toddler booster seat, which is designed to fit with most standard dining room tables. Two straps secure it to any chair, while slip-resistant feet and a three-point harness keep squirmy tots in place. $41.

Nuna SENA Mini Travel Crib

The smaller size of this chic travel crib makes it perfect for trips to Grandma's—and your cramped living room. At less than 35 inches wide and 25 inches deep, it's a cozy spot for your sleepy sweetie to nap or hang out in while you tackle all those two-handed tasks you've been neglecting lately. When sleep time is over, you'll appreciate the easy one-handed fold and lightweight aluminum frame. $120.

STUVA Changing Table with Four Drawers

A changing table can be tough to justify when you don't have an extra square foot to spare. But this slim workhorse is worth considering, since it doubles as a mini-dresser now and, eventually, a preschooler's desk. (Just flip the top and lower it!) $149.

Diaper Dekor Classic

Diaper disposal systems come in handy, especially in the early months, but they're bulky. Not so with the Diaper Dekor, which is a trim 10 inches wide but still holds 40 size 1 diapers. Best part? When baby's out of dipes, you can relocate the pail to the bathroom and use it as a trash can. $31.45.

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

Boon Patch Countertop Drying Rack

This clever kitchen helpmate is as functional as it is fun. Just plop bottles, nipples, and sippy cups down on the narrow strip of "grass" to dry a mess of mealtime tools. $15.99.

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