11 Brilliant IKEA Hacks for Baby Nurseries & New Parents

11 Brilliant IKEA Hacks for Baby Nurseries & New Parents

Taryn Williford
Mar 8, 2018
(Image credit: Minette Hand)

I don't have any kids, but I imagine when I do, I'm going to have a "Disneyland" rule for their first Swedish flat-pack shopping trip: It's not worth the money or the hassle to take them to IKEA before they turn 4 years old (at least, that's when they're first welcome at Småland). But you don't have to take the babe shopping with you to give them their first taste of IKEA. Each of these hacks is completely inspiring, and so great for your baby's nursery.

Sarah Sherman Samuel turned a red rocking moose into this fuzzy sheep instead to match her nursery's color scheme. Detailed instructions are on her blog.

We love what Erin Perez Hagstrom of Calivintage did with some BEKVAM spice racks. Right side up they are small-scale shelves for toys and books. Upside down they become wall-mounted clothing rack. So cute, so cheap.

Almost Makes Perfect gave the colorful LEKA baby gym a mini makeover, using some paint and stuffed animals from a hanging mobile.

We love this dark green RAST dresser turned changing table from Paige Jones, topped by an equally hacked Moses basket. Her DIY shelves are pretty cool too.

This tiny house GULLIVER crib hack from Vintage Revivals only cost $20 and is so fantastic I want to sleep there.

This cute nursery from Lonny combined a LACK shelf and a BYGEL rail to make this perfect little hanging wardrobe. Also, that chrome bentwood rocking chair is to die for.

Use the RÅSKOG utility cart to cleverly stash your baby's wardrobe and roll it wherever she needs. It's also the perfect diaper caddy for your changing supplies, as seen in this modern nursery on Style Me Pretty.

If you can cut out a cloud shape, you can create these adorably whimsical library shelves from Petite and Small, using MOSSLANDA picture rails.

Such a smart idea to turn an EKTORP arm chair into a comfortable rocker. This idea comes from the Picket Fence Projects.

Above, a wooden dresser turned changing table, spotted in Parker's Cozy & Colorful Nursery Tour.

Proud owner of a Stokke Tripp Trapp high chair? You might want to know that the TROFAST storage box slides perfectly into the pre-slotted rails in the chair, as shown on Jannorama.

(Image credit: IKEA USA)

And last, an idea straight from IKEA USA: Use the FLORT remote control pocket to keep bottles, rattles and bibs handy in your favorite chair.

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