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  • 18 Tips for Small Space Living With Kids

    How to keep a simple and organized home when you have children.

    Article & Photo courtesy of Well Rounded NY

    I’m awfully sentimental — I like homey places that feel lived in and loved. I’ll often keep something simply because I like the person who gifted it to me, even if I don’t have space for it. But I live in New York City in an 850-square-foot apartment with two children. So you can imagine the clutter situation that I am in. What’s an urban mama to do? Get organized.

    Enter Korinne Kubena Belock, founder and owner of Urban Simplicity, a home organization company with clients from Los Angeles to New York City. She came into my home, walked me through each room and helped bring sense to the madness, one room at a time. Here, I share her wisdom with you.

    From the storage space in your children’s bedroom to your kitchen’s drawers, here are 18 steps you can take to keep your apartment with kids organized.

    KEEP THE NURSERY LIGHT AND AIRY. “Having a baby can be so overwhelming,” says Korinne, “and there’s so much stuff coming in and it happens ...

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  • 9 Awesome Nursery Trends in 2018

    Designs and decors for your babe (and you) that are sophisticated and fun!

    Article & Photos courtesy of Well Rounded NY

    Are you on your Pinterest boards, hunting for the latest nursery trends, more than you are on your Google calendar? Whether you are expecting or are simply looking for an update, baby’s universe is full of surprising trends that gives a nod to our grown-up aesthetics this year, and we love it!

    From marble and concrete details to black accents reigning over baby’s world, celebrity nursery Designer Vanessa Antonelli gives us the lowdown on the trends that are likely to permeate your your little one’s space. Here are the 9 nursery trends that she predicted for 2018.

    1. Marble… not in the kitchen. We’ve seen marble rise to the tippy top of trends in kitchens and baths over the last five years. Well, now it’s heading to the nursery. If the material wasn’t so heavy and hard, I’m sure it would make its way to the cribs and dressers, but that’s simply not realistic. Parents-to-be are loving the serene and stylish look that marble offers, so it has made its way onto...

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  • How to Up Your Changing Station Game

    3 Instagram Moms share their changing station set-ups.

    Article & Photo courtesy of Well Rounded NY

    Like it or not, you’re going to spend a lot of time at your baby’s changing station. Whether you’re dealing with a diaper blowout, cuddling post-bath or attempting a midnight quickie (a term with new meaning after you have a baby), it’s all happening at your baby’s changing station.

    Capen Evans, Brooklyn
    @capenevans
    Sawyer, 7 months

    How would you describe your nursery changing station?
    Clean, functional and pastel-filled. I like to keep my changing station clutter free for easy and quick diaper changes. One of my favorite things that I have in Sawyer’s nursery is the vintage map of Australia. My husband is Australian so we have a half Aussie baby girl. The map is a gift from her grandmother and it completely inspired the pastel theme of her room. The grey Skip Hop Nursery Style Wipe-Clean Changing Pad and Light Up Diaper Caddy fit perfectly with the color scheme and make the station look very sophisticated, organized and clean.

    What’s your best tips to make changes easier?
    I keep all of the items we most use for changes — her diapers, creams, lotions and brushes — organized and easy to access ...

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  • 10 Baby Products You’ll Want in 2018

    These baby products will make parenting a whole lot easier.

    Article & Photo courtesy of Well Rounded NY

    Are you constantly on the lookout for new baby gear? You’re in luck, the biggest names in the baby gear business recently convened at the ABC Kids Expo to showcase their newest products, and we decided to round up our absolute favorites and must-haves from the show. Everything from brand new strollers to innovative bassinets and design-conscious safety products, here are 10 baby products you’ll be glad to have in 2018.

    1. UPPAbaby Travel Stroller. UPPAbaby is coming out with a super-compact travel stroller, and we’re really excited about it! The Minu Stroller is lightweight yet packed with features such as an easy-to-access basket, a deep seat recline, one-handed fold...

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  • How to Optimize Your Nursery For Sleep

    5 tips to set your nursery for sleep success.

    Article & Photo courtesy of Well Rounded NY

    Every parent wants to create an Instagram-worthy nursery, one that’s always clear of clutter and has no bad angles. While most new parents spend some time considering color schemes or themes, we often lose sight of the fact that the primary purpose of this room is for our baby to S-L-E-E-P (hopefully, often and for long periods of time). So, without further ado, here are five tips to optimize your little one’s sleep environment–no matter if you’re leaning towards modern Scandi or traditional nautical.

    1. Create a cozy cave. Babies snooze best in dark sleep environments. Heavy-duty blackout curtains will do the trick, ensuring maximum darkness for naps and overnight. Pottery Barn Kids offers stylish options or you can opt for a blackout liner to enhance your existing curtains. In a pinch, simply affix thick garbage bags to the window with masking tape–not the most stylish solution but nonetheless effective.

    2. Consider noise. City-dwellers or those living in homes where noise travels easily should consider investing in a white noise machine...

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  • Small Space Nursery Style

    Article & Photo courtesy of Well Rounded NY

    One of the most exciting parts of being pregnant is often designing your nursery. But when you’re planning your baby’s room in a small space, you’ve got to think about how to do more with less. Simplify, simplify, simplify.

    Nobody knows this mantra more than Manhattan mama Arielle Haspel of Be Well With Arielle, who’s built her wellness business around the concept of clean and simple food. She’s an expert at doing more with less, as a health coach, soon-to-be restaurateur (this Spring!), and now as a mom to baby girl Gemma.

    We recently visited Arielle and Gemma in their NYC home to find out how she’s applying her clean and modern viewpoint to her daughter’s small space nursery. Hint: the right gear — like Skip Hop’s Explore & More Jumpscape Foldaway Bouncer — makes a big difference.

    Tell us about your nursery style. How would you describe Gemma’s space?
    Sweet and zen.

    What are some of the challenges of creating a nursery in a small space?
    We’re quite lucky because her room is pretty large for NYC standards. Every week we seem to accumulate more stuff, though, so it feels like there’s never enough space.

    How does the right gear make all the difference when it comes to small space living?
    I grew up in Manhattan so I’m used to compact spaces. I go crazy with clutter, though. Multi-purpose elements, like a pull-out couch, or baby gear that is easy to fold up and hide in a closet, like strollers or jumpers, make me so, so happy.

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