Learning how to organize baby toy boxes is one of those parenting skills that you definitely need to acquire. Once you’ve introduced your new baby to life at home, play time will become an integral part of everyday life. Friends, neighbors and relatives will shower your child with gifts of all sorts, and with all these toys cluttering the room, you'll need to keep the baby’s living space well managed.
Large Toy Boxes
Definitely purchase or build your own toy storage box or chest. Large toys cannot easily sit on a shelf or be placed in a small bin. Additionally, if you purchase or build a toy box, you can select or make one with compartments to organize toys of all shapes and sizes.
As your child grows, setting aside “clean up” time will help your child gain the valuable habit of putting toys away after use. Sometimes two or several large toy boxes may be needed to accommodate the variety of toys that will be gifted to your child.
Small plastic buckets that hold little toys are a great way to organize smaller objects and accessories. You might use these as a permanent storage facility and or possibly transfer the toys from a larger box during play time. Segregating small toys into buckets can allow you to present different types of toys for different kinds of playtime. Marking the exterior of each plastic bucket can help you identify what goes where, and eventually your child will come to identify the separate buckets as well.
Consider building or buying book caddies that can hold all those adorable – and chewable – baby books that are showered upon you with the purpose to help your child develop certain skills. Book caddies are available in many sizes, colors, themes and shapes that can house several baby books. You might build, or buy, a train book caddy where several cars hold several books that, in fact, create your entire baby book library.
Wall Storage Bins
It is a good idea to get low enough to see your baby’s living space as your child does. This way you can determine where to place toy storage units that can be accessed by your child. Obviously, until your baby is mobile and can sit up, extend arms and pick up toys, the placement of storage containers (in a convenient location) is not going to be a major concern. However, once mobile, consider wall units equipped with open top containers that can house several groups of toys side by side, and possibly two or three tiers tall, depending on your child’s size. Never position toy storage containers above your child’s eye level. You do not want to create a hazardous environment if favorite toys are out of easy reach, compelling your child to consider standing on something in order to reach these.
A great tip for helping identify separate baby toy boxes is to take a photo of an item or items stored in that particular container and stick it on the outside where it can be viewed.