Got a small apartment? Here’s a selection of great space-saving baby items from one of New York’s favorite baby concierges.
Natalie Gentile, a former nanny and preschool teacher, now runs her own baby concierge business at King Kidlet. Picking minimal gear to fit small spaces is a challenge she faces with her clients every day, and she’s curated this selection of items to help you with your registry. Whether you’ve got a small apartment or you just love the minimalist look, these picks are great.
This versatile cover can be used on the carseat, for nursing your baby and at the grocery store. When not in use it can easily be stored under the stroller or in your diaper bag.
This dress from Dwell + Slumber is perfect for both pregnancy and postpartum. It’s super comfy for sleeping and lounging and most importantly, it’s nursing-friendly.
You can use a diaper backpack both with your stroller and while wearing your baby, making it the most versatile option. The Skip Hop Duo is also gender neutral, perfect for parents who want to share one diaper bag.
Make any tote a diaper bag with this convenient insert that keeps diapers, wipes, and toys organized inside the bag of your choice.
The Rock n’ Play Sleeper works like a charm to soothe baby. It can be used as a bedside sleeper for naps. Best of all, it easily folds up for when more space is needed.
The BabyBjorn Baby Bouncer Balance is a lightweight chair that can easily be transported from one room to the next and folds flat making it ideal for small spaces.
Hang your stroller on the door with StrollAway’s over the door hanger and instantly reclaim a bit of your small space.
If you’re looking to fill your small space with only one carrier, the Beco Gemini is for you. It’s one of the few that can be used from birth without an infant insert and offers four different carrying positions.
The City Mini by Baby Jogger has an easy and compact fold, perfect for families looking for a stroller that be stashed away. It can also be used as a travel system so it’s the only stroller you’ll need from birth to 50 lbs.
The Pookie Poncho Classic is super versatile and can be used three ways. It works as a cover for both your stroller and car seat and also as a baby carrier cover.
Clothing & Accessories
The 4 Season Baby Sleeping Bag from Woolino fits baby 2 month-2 years old and can be worn year round so it’s the only sleepsack your baby will ever need.
The Nuroo Swaddle has 3 sizes in 1 so instead of accumulating multiple swaddles in various sizes, this one grows with your baby.
The Baby Bud Booster from Mamas and Papas fits on any chair thanks to adjustable feet and grows with your baby from 6 months all the way up to 3 years old.
Bathing a baby in a small bathroom can be a bit awkward but thanks to the Puj Hug, Hands Free Towel, transferring baby from tub to towel has never been easier.
Unlike most baby bath tubs, the Stokke Flexi Bath collapses and locks in place. It can be purchased with an infant insert and can be used with children up to 4 years old.
The Ubbi Diaper pail is small but mighty. It truly locks in odor but best of all it can be used with any kitchen garbage bag.
The Keekaroo Changing Pad can easily be placed on any dresser, eliminating the need for an additional piece of furniture plus it doesn’t require clothe covers and can simply be wiped clean.
FOR THE NURSERY
The DockATot is one of the most versatile baby items. It can be used for lounging, napping and co-sleeping. It’s also great for playtime and works well under the LEKA Play Gym from Ikea.
The play mats from Little Nomad are so stylish, they can double as a rug for the nursery.
The Sparrow Glider’s slim design makes it the perfect chair for a small space nursery.
The Nest Security Camera allows you to use your existing smart phone as a monitor. You can also add cameras as your family grows and once a baby monitor is no longer needed, it can be used as your home security system.
If your nursery doesn’t fit a full size crib, the Origami Mini Crib from Babyletto not only suits a small space but also folds for easy storage.
The SpaceSaver Jumperoo from Fisher-Price folds completely flat for easy storage.
The Leka Baby Gym from Ikea is fun and colorful while also being lightweight and small enough to stash away.
A gift card is great for getting the little things that you forgot.