Post # 1
I have toys everywhere in house and trying to figure out a designated play area, her room is too small and we don’t have a family room, only a living room. I want to keep living room clean for when people visit us, free from clutter and big toys. So Im debating wether to turn the office into a play room. WHERE DO YOUR BABIES PLAIN IN HOUSE?
Post # 3
It depends on your house, I hate the design of our house, our downstairs is just entry way living room kitchen and eating area but all open fa basically one huge room. I bought a nice covered basket which is where down stairs toys go.
Our upstairs opens to a living area which connects to the bedrooms. Therhotly organizers on are the wall sorted. Books go in bedrooms
Post # 4
I don’t have a baby yet but i’ll just give you advice anyway ;). A girlfriend of mine turned their downstairs office into a play room, but the toys were constantly drug into the family room because the kids wanted to be in the common area. It seems that for most of my friends, it works really well to have something like, a buffet/wall table that has doors and a place to store toys and books etc at the end of the day. Or an Ikea expedit with nice looking baskets. And then to put the big toys in a place like the office.
You could put it ALL in the office, but its worth asking yourself if you’ll feel like you can’t watch your child enough if they are in there exclusively?
Post # 5
Well, we have two main play areas–our living room upstairs houses a lot of small toys. We have a large basket, and at the end of the day and/or when guests come over, I toss all the small toys in there. He also has part of our family room downstairs. We put a couch facing the television and it effectively cuts the room in half. We don’t let him watch TV, so he doesn’t pay much attention to that area, and his bigger toys are on the other side of the couch (I’m not sure I’m making sense.) Alas, my baby is a baby no longer, and as a toddler, has declared the entire house his playroom. So it’s a lost cause now.
Here is a pic of the playroom from when he was a bit younger (around 9-ish months).
Post # 6
Our dining room was never a dining room, we had it as an office, it is now a playroom. We started out with a storage ottoman for his toys (in our living room), then I needed 2–that is when I decided he needed a playroom. We still have our computer in there (In a hutch, with the magnetic child locks) but the rest is all his toys — It is the best thing we did- all of his toys are contained and I have my house back 🙂
Post # 7
We live in a 2 bdrm apartment. I thought she would play in her room, but we spend all our time in the living room which opens into the kitchen. So I got a bunch of really cute storage things that the toys go in that are super easy (bins) so I can tidy up in 30 seconds. To me it makes sense with a baby to have their toys in the room that you’re in the most because they can’t play unsupervised for so long!