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Space-Saving Baby Gear Checklist

Do you have a cozy living space and not much room for a lot of big, bulky baby gear?  Luckily, there are many space-saving options for baby gear on the market so you can have all you need for baby without it completely taking over your living space.  Here are a few recommendations for items that are often bulky that I was able to find space-saving solutions:

1.  The Baby Swing

Most baby swings on the market are tall, wide, and downright noisy.  And on top of all of that, they are expensive!  Traditional baby swings aren’t easily broken down and packed away and definitely aren’t travel sized.  Wanting to be space-conscious in our own home, my husband purchased the Fisher-Price Take-Along Swing.  It is simply the perfect size for our small living room.  It sits low to the ground so it isn’t an eye sore, and its legs and seat easily fold up at the push of a button.  This space-saving option allows us to quickly fold up the swing when it’s not in use and tuck it next to a wall, behind a chair, or in the closet.  This capability also makes it very portable which is great for traveling.  I have also found that this swing is very quiet compared to more traditional baby swings.  And with a retail price of $69.99, it is a more economical option as well.  And for an even better deal, a more simplified version of this swing is available for $49.99, called Woodlands.  By far, this is the best space-saving swing.

2.  The High Chair

Fisher price makes a high chair specifically with space-saving in mind, thus called the Fisher-Price Space Saver High Chair.  This high chair acts more like a booster seat that is simply strapped into one of the chairs at the dining room table, thus not taking up any extra space that a more traditional high-chair with its own legs would.  This also makes the Space Saver a very portable high chair.  It retails for about $54.99.

If you are looking for a more traditional high chair that stands on its own, the Graco Contempo is an excellent choice.  Although it is more pricey than the Space-Saver high chair, it is probably the best full-sized high-chair on the market with the ability to save space.  The Contempo can quickly and easily be folded and compacted into a very slim frame for sensible storing.  I opted for the Graco Contempo for a few reasons: it’s space-saving design, it’s fashionable colors, and the fact that it is a recommended buy from Consumer Reports.  We have been very happy with our decision.

3. The Exersaucer/Jumper

As baby gets older and likes to play in a more upward position, many parents turn to exersaucers or jumpers, or even both, as entertainment for baby.  However, these activities are probably the bulkiest of baby activities.  A great solution is the Fisher-Price Bounce and Spin Activity Center.  It combines the function of both the exersaucer and jumper into one and is a much more compact option.  This item retails for $69.99, so it is also cheaper than many exersaucers and jumpers.

4.  The Crib

If you’ve got a small space to work with for the baby nursery,or maybe you’re sharing your room with baby, a mini crib might be a good option.  Not only will they take us less space, but there are many design options and colors to choose from so you don’t have to sacrifice looks.  Some mini cribs are even able to be converted into twin sized beds.  Here is a list of some of the available options:

Whether you have a smaller living space or just don’t want your house overrun with baby items, use these space saving solutions to help you breathe easy. 

What space-saving products have you seen or used that you could recommend?

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