Playroom Essentials from Brittany at SouthernMamaGuide.com
Once your little one starts to “take over” the adult space, you begin to come up with ways to turn parts of your home into a playroom to keep your child contained and to keep their mess in one area to avoid big messes. Today, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite playroom essentials to guarantee a fun time. There are lots of “spin off” options of the ones I listed, but this is just a general idea of what to start collecting once your baby starts moving, scooting, and making a bigger mess.
Book Shelf: Make it easy for little ones to find and store their favorite books! This is such a fun way for them to be displayed so it makes choosing a book easier. Play House: This indoor slide/treehouse saved our life during the winter months. I cannot tell you how many hours of entertainment it provides. If you live in an area where there are cold winters, I cannot recommend this enough. Art Easel: This one is two sided and allows for dual play! Perfect for siblings or friends! Kitchen Set: A kitchen set is a must in most children’s lives. I don’t think there are many kids that don’t enjoy one. We love this kid craft white one that is gender neutral and goes well with other furniture. Train Table: Whether you have a boy or girl, train tables spark interests in both. They are great for train play and many more things like legos, stacking, etc. This one includes train pieces which is a nice plus! Inflatable Bouncer: Such a great source of entertainment on rainy days, winter months, and even during the hotter days. Anywhere Chair: This chair was worth every single penny. I never believed it when friends told me they had to invest in one, but now I understand. My child prefers to do everything in this chair. It has been so nice to have in our living room where she cannot reach the couch. Toy Organizer: Every play room needs some sort of bin/shelving to keep toys organized in. This one is practical with lots of different shaped bins to toss all sorts of items in. Plus, it comes in a few other colors. Table & Chairs: This table and chair set has been wonderful, as many will agree. It is a great place for education, entertainment, and can even be used as a lunch/dinner table. The Nantucket design is very sweet for bright colored nurseries. Kids Piano: A music area is perfect for every child to let their imagination run wild. This kind of entertainment is often looked over, but it is so important to keep music a creative outlet for our littles. This piano is super sturdy and it plays beautifully. Teepee: What a fun way to explore and let their imaginations run wild. This gender neutral teepee is perfect for play!
Things your children can provide to make it more lively:
Their own artwork
A chalkboard wall
Their own stuffed animals hanging on shelves on in a cute bin