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What Happens When There Is No Room For A Nursery

By Casi Densmore-Koon |

Over at my “day job”, I have tons of clients from cupcakeMAG styles. And recently, I’ve been hearing from many expectant moms who have no room for a baby. Either they are just starting out in a little nest, or they are outgrowing their home. Maybe they just want their little one in the same room. Whatever the reason may be, I am seeing a pattern — there is just no room for a nursery. Don’t freak out. Your baby won’t be homeless, and it is actually easy to create a safe and stylish environment.

One of the best things for parents with a newborn is having your baby right next to you, from getting better shut-eye to soothing the first time moms that just don’t want baby out of their sight. And well, it’s super convenient for late-night feedings. However, it can create clutter when you bring more pieces of furniture into an already fully furnished room. So you come up with a solution that lasts longer than just a bassinet by your bed side. If you are planning to have your newborn sleep in your room, plan ahead to make the space as comfortable as you can while still being able to incorporate nursery elements. Don’t want them in your room? Opt for having them share with a sibling!

Take a look at a few easy tips to help inspire and make it work when it comes to making room for baby, in your room!

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Making It Work With No Nursery

Turn the Dresser Into a Changing Table

Feel the need for a changing table? It's not essential but if it's a must for you create one with on your dresser.
Image via Nursery Notations

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Casi Densmore-Koon

Casi Densmore-Koon is the founder and editor of cupcakeMAG, and cupcakeMAG Littles, ringleader of her five kids under ten, and her darling hubs. When she isn’t writing, interviewing celebs, and styling clients, you can find her reading the “weeklies,” wishing she had a nanny, and chasing after her little ones! Read bio and latest posts → Read Casi's latest posts →

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4 thoughts on “What Happens When There Is No Room For A Nursery

  1. says:

    Our baby sleeps in a closet in our room, and for now it works just fine for us. We do have a little curtain that separates his mini-nursery from our bed, but he seems to go back to sleep easier when he can wake up and see us at night.

  2. Jennifer says:

    We’re preparing for 4 children and 2 adults in a small 3-bedroom home. I think about my grandparents and having 8 children in a 3-bedroom house and I know it’ll all work out.

  3. Jenn says:

    The pretty space is for you. The baby doesn’t care! My first got his own, specially designed room. My second got a decked out corner in our room. My third got a pack ‘n play by our bed and then moved into our closet – while it was still being used as a closet – and then eventually moved in with his brother. It all works out. :)

  4. Jordan says:

    A friend just forwarded me this post and I’m proud to say, that’s my Nook! The space was functional, pretty and I highly recommend using whatever space you can as a ‘nursery’. Small spaces force you to think outside the box!

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