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15 Tips for Small-Space Living With Baby

Living in a small space is challenging enough as it is — add a baby into the mix, and even those who thought they had their space all figured out can be thrown for a loop. Between the tiny clothes, toys and books and the big stuff, like strollers, swings and gear, figuring out where everything can go is like playing a giant game of Tetris … but sleep-deprived and with a small person attached to your side. Here are for 15 tips to help you choose the right baby gear, pare down what you have and squeeze every last possible inch out of your home.
15. Rethink your essentials. Just because it was on the list of must-haves in a baby book doesn’t mean that you must have it, and just because someone gave it to you doesn’t mean you need to keep it. Does your baby always fall asleep in the vibrating bouncer but not really care for the swing? Get rid of the swing. Trust yourself to know what you and your baby really need, and give yourself permission to get rid of things that are only cluttering up your home and driving you nuts. Hate that giant plastic sound machine (oops, I meant toy) you received as a gift? Pass it along to someone who will appreciate it. It’s time to reclaim your space.