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01/04/2013 at 18:43
We've got big ikea baskets in an ikea unit and a wardrobe in his room, I don't think I need the wardrobe, I'd rather have more baskets. All the stuff I've hung up can easily go into a basket. When does he need a wardrobe? Am I daft having one in there now? It seems like such a waste of space!
01/04/2013 at 18:46
I have a wardrobe unit, one side is a little wardrobe and the other side is shelves with baskets on, it was a set that matches the cotbed but does take up alot of space, I'd rather have had a unit with baskets as most of the stuff ends up in there
01/04/2013 at 18:49
We just have two ikea chests of drawers in S's room. Boys don't really have any hanging stuff. Even at 4 his trousers are all folded. Can't see he'll need a wardrobe for years yet!
01/04/2013 at 18:52
I am just starting to think G needs a wardrobe but girls stuff needs more hanging i think....
01/04/2013 at 18:53
We had a wardrobe right from the newborn days for Zoe and will be doing the same for Noodles. I have one of those hanging shelf things in it and I find it great for storing big things like if you buy nappies or wipes in bulk. I also use it to keep clothes in that are for the next size up that I have bought in advance. The top shelf is great for keeping things out of reach of small hands such as medicines etc.
We probably starting using it to hang dresses up in at around 2yrs old, and now that Zoe is 4 yrs it is essential.
01/04/2013 at 19:11
Same as WH, we have 2 MALM chest of drawers for A, no plans to buy wardrobes for a long time yet.
01/04/2013 at 19:37
We have a wardrobe and I do use it TBH...I hang all tops,trousers, dungarees, outfits....just the sleepsuits, vests, socks, bibs, next size clothes in drawers. I could get by without, but we were gifted the wardrobe and if I'm going to spend time ironing stuff I'm going to make sure I hang to keep those creases out!
01/04/2013 at 19:46
I bought a wardrobe & chest of drawers with a cot changer on top for her nursery before she was born (was given some money towards it from the inlaws) I figure that she's going to need it when she's older so might as well buy her something that she can use for a long time. I also hang up all her clothes & use the drawers for babygrows, vests, tights, trousers ... It works for us
01/04/2013 at 19:53
Luke has a wardrobe but when he was a baby we only had shelves in it- Ikea kit so you could choose the layout you wanted. Now he has a few formal shirts we have a tiny hanging space but 90% is shelves with baskets for smaller items like vests and to seperate t shirts- I have one basket on short seelves and one for long sleeves etc.. We also have a big chest of drawers but that is still filled nappies and medical stuff.
We have a wardrobe and I was really good about hanging everything up neatly for the first few weeks, but now everything gets chucked in the Ikea drawers, like others have said. I'm glad we got it as I still keep clothes that are too big in there as I find I forget about stuff if it's in the drawers, plus it'll be useful when he's older.
01/04/2013 at 19:59
We have a wardrobe for J- it wa part of his nursery set which included a cot bed, chest of drawers with changing top and the wardrobe- I hang most of his clothes, only vests,sleep suits, socks/hats/mits and the next size up clothes are I. The chest of draws. I use the top two small draws for nappies/wipes/cream as its easy to get to when changing him. The two draws in the bottom f the wardrobe are useful for bibs/muslins/others bits am I have two large baskets in the bottom of it with all his toiletries in (we were bought so much I don't think I'll need to buy bubble bathe till he's 6). The wardrobe isn't that tall so is useful to store things out of the way.
01/04/2013 at 20:21
L had a wardrobe which we used from the beginning, I think whn they are little and live in babygros and softish clothes things don't need to be hung but we used it for dresses etc. I could also see what clothes she had. J had the wardrobe too and then had our old wardrobe from 1 year, I hang shirts and tops in there. Again it helps us to see what he has and things don't get as creased.
01/04/2013 at 20:25
We have always had a wardrobe for I and use it all the time mainly for hanging up dresses, storing all the nappies etc.
I think girls just have more things which hang up better.
01/04/2013 at 20:55
Thanks ladies. I'm struggling to work out what to hang etc at this rate, it'll be all or nothing... He has so many pairs of trousers but as they're so small they look a bit silly, although cute, hung up! He has one nice shirt at the moment but mainly in t-shirts, vests etc. It's second hand so owes us nothing, we'll get another one when he's older.
We're going to ikea tomorrow to buy another unit and baskets, I'll need to label them for poor H though!
01/04/2013 at 20:59
I've always used my wardrobes for the boys, mainly just for t-shirts from about 6 months but they're built in so I didn't buy them especially.
01/04/2013 at 21:25
I have a wardrobe in Liam's room and have done since he was born as I hung all his outfits in it, but now I use it to store his rugby shirts that he has along with his coats that he has had bought and some of his outfits that he wears. I also store his towels and other stuff in there, he does have a 6 drawer chest of drawers in his room as well that are full of pyjamas/vest/socks/outfits and football kits etc.
01/04/2013 at 22:44
Yes I hate clothes being folded/lying flat as then I can't quickly flick through what's there. All of bumps stuff is hung up apart from vests and sleep suits for night wear but the fancier ones for day wear are all hung up. It's been designed specifically for baby/toddler sized clothes though so no wasted space and can be adapted as baby grows and has longer clothes.
02/04/2013 at 01:07
We have used the wardrobe since day 1 for N. I always hung his sleepsuits/trousers/tops but folded vests/muslins etc
Now at age 2.5years I hang all his jeans, tshirts, jumpers, coats etc and only really fold vests and pjs
02/04/2013 at 07:14
I had one for E- she had lots of dresses, coats, etc though and they needed hanging up. We used it for storage too- lots of pretty baskets of things. Her shoes were kept in it too. M has a wardrobe (it's built in) but it's pretty empty. Not much needs hanging at the moment and he doesn't have coats out here
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