If you’re considering toy organizers, remember to keep the following points in mind:
- No Sharp Edges/Corners
- Easy for the Child to Use
- Pleasant Colors to Engage your Child
- Make Organization Enjoyable
With a 2014 news report stating that in Singapore more people are hospitalized for accidents in the home than accidents on the road, it makes sense to identify unsafe areas in your own home and take measures to reduce your family’s risk. One of the most important places to start is in the nursery, toy room or any room baby frequently uses. Fortunately, there are great storage solutions for both baby and home that are high quality, kid-friendly and engineered with safety in mind. It’s time to take control and plan efficient space utilization now.
Here are our top 15 baby-safe toy storage solutions for busy parents.
1. Toy Organizer (Mini)
Small spaces are a real challenge to keep organized and storage solutions need to be compact yet efficient. If you have a small nursery or want to keep a small number of toys in other parts of the house, then this toy organizer will fit the bill. It features an attractive design that is easy for children to access and great for keeping toys up off the floor.
2. Book Shelf (2 levels + Toy Box)
Get twice the organization with this handy combination toy box featuring an extra shelf for books. It is ideally designed for little ones to easily see the books they want and has a great space for toys in two bins that fit perfectly underneath. It also works great as a coloring station with a place for coloring books on top and storage for paper, crayons and markers in the bins underneath.
3. Double-Duty Play Mat
Fun and function go hand in hand with a double-duty play mat. Ideal for bricks, blocks and other smaller toys, this wonder of convenience is designed with an elevated lip to help keep the clutter in one spot. Spread it out wide for play time and when the kids are done playing, you simply cinch it close and store it out of sight.
4 Closet Shelves
A traditional storage solution that will never go out of style, simple shelves hung in closets are always a great place to store clothes and other items. Even some of the baby’s toys can go on lower shelves that are easy to access. Just ensure that the rest of your closet is baby proof when it is open and if it is not close it with a child-proof baby handle.
5. Elephant Toy Organizer
Kid stuff tends to migrate into adult space with some regularity, causing slip and fall hazards throughout your home, that is why toy storage is important in these spaces as well. Fortunately, items such as the Elephant Toy Organizer combine sleek adult style with kid-friendly design. It is perfect for living rooms, home offices or in your own bedroom. It is a piece that grows with your child and its high-quality design ensures you will use this piece for years to come.
6. Elephant Storage Rack
If you’re on the lookout for a multifunctional yet traditional toy organizer, the Elephant Storage Rack is well-suited to your needs. Designed with a furniture-first, toy organizer second concept, this is ideal for newborns, children, and adults. Another plus point is that this can be installed anywhere in the house (bedroom, toilet, kitchen, living room, etc.).
It’s also easy to assemble (as less as 5 minutes) and comes with 3 levels of storage, accompanied by 6 large storage baskets.
7. Hollow Ottoman
Keep your adult spaces free of clutter and looking terrific with a beautiful storage ottoman. Many of today’s styles open up for hidden storage space. A perfect place to store cars, trucks and little ponies. Make sure however that the lid is not heavy and that there are no sharp edges. If so, try gluing foam in a matching color to the lid. This will not only make it softer, but it will also make the lid slower to close.
8. Open Book Shelf (3/4 level)
Your budding bookworm will fall in love with this charming 3/4 level bookshelf. Their library is proudly displayed and finding a favorite book has never been easier. Unlike traditional bookshelves, this version allows books to be stored with titles facing for easier and safer access.
9. Under-the-Bed Storage
Here is a virtual wonderland of untapped storage space. Toys and books can be kept out of sight but are easy to reach for the little ones. Stay away from the plastic zip-ups as they are tempting fun for babies and a suffocation risk.
10. 4-Shelf Toy Organizer
Fun cartoon characters and bright colors make this storage organizer a winner in any child’s room. With safety-first engineering, this organizer features strong shelves, with labeled bins on four levels. Additionally, this great unit comes equipped with handles on top for Mom or Dad to easily move it from room to room.
11. Open Wire Mesh Baskets
A colorful way to store toys, these fun open wire mesh baskets are fabulous for storing bigger toys. Though they tend to be taller in height, they are a great choice for stuffed animals, balls or even dirty laundry. Kids will tip them over to access the toys so just make sure the loads in these baskets stay light and soft to avoid injuries.
12. Toy Organizer (Premium)
Toy clutter will never again be a problem with this premium toy organizer. Perfect for families with multiple children, this organizer combines shelves and bin storage in three separate sections to help keep everything super neat. Designed in a door and draw-free style, you can be assured your little one will never complain about pinched fingers. It even comes in two colors schemes (pastel and neutral) to blend into almost any room.
13. Over-the-Door Hanger
This is a great way to tap into extra storage space in your home. Hung over a door with square hooks, they provide pocket storage for everything from toys and crayons to diapers and wipes. For safety purposes, it is best not to keep dangerous items such as medication, scissors or tweezers in these hangers as they can be pulled down by rambunctious toddlers
14. Baby Play Yard Multi Basket
An absolute essential for any play yard is this Multi Basket attachment. Created to go with the play yards, this handy basket is flexibly designed to go on either side. Store sippy cups and snacks for baby on one side of play yard or turn it around to store wipes and even extra diapers with convenient access for Mom and Dad. Practical netting allows full view of contents and separated compartments help you keep organized. Designed for parents but with baby in mind, this attachment contains no loose or sharp parts, keeping your little one safe from harm.
15. Bins & Baskets
Ask any experienced parent what they use most for toy storage and invariably the answer is bins and baskets. Bins are a great way to transport toys from room to room and perfect for taking to Grandma’s house. Many slide into your current shelf units simply and easily, and they come in several colors and designs to please both parents and children.
With so many quick, easy and functional ideas, your kid’s room will go from a messy haven to a delightful play space in no time. The above list offers a comprehensive review of many different child storage solutions. Enjoy yourself and have fun decorating your little one’s room with innovative products, fabulous colors and great designs. You will have peace of mind knowing that you are doing right for your child by choosing products that have been engineered with safety first. Discover more baby-safe toy storage solutions now!