Creating a calm and peaceful living space when you have a baby may seem like a daunting task. The truth is that babies need a lot less stuff than you might think and it's not necessary to fill your home with unsightly baby gear. So many companies are meeting modern parents' demand for baby products with a minimalist design.
You’ve worked hard to style a clean space where you love to live. You don’t need to sacrifice that just because you become a parent. We have the perfect list to get you started in creating a calm living space for your little family. Here are 10 baby products you'll love that will complement your minimalist design.
Top 10 Baby Products with Minimalist Design
We’ve chosen 10 of our favorite baby products that put your baby’s care at the forefront while allowing you to keep your beautiful style.
1.) The bökee
You pride yourself on keeping your kitchen counters free of clutter. After your baby comes, you want to try your best to keep it that way. Choosing only the most necessary baby essentials will help you maintain those clean lines. The bökee is the perfect bottle-prep essential that will fit right in.
This low-profile tool is used for one-handed bottle prep. You’ll quickly realize as a new parent that you’ll need to learn to do a lot one-handed. This is because a young baby’s favorite place to be is tucked inside your arms. The bökee holds a bottle securely so that you’ll have no problem adjusting the bottle cap or filling it up with a bag of breastmilk with your free hand while holding your baby in the other. No need to worry that it will tip over and spill everywhere. With the choice of three subdued colors, this is definitely one of the most useful baby products you could have with the bonus being that it will fit right into your current kitchen aesthetic.
High chairs are a necessity. And because they are usually so large (and made of plastic), they are one of those pieces of baby equipment that often stick out like a sore thumb. But choose wisely and it doesn’t have to be that way. You can’t go wrong with the Stokke Tripp Trapp High Chair that pulls right up to your dining room table. With its wooden, low-profile design, this is a piece that is as beautiful as it is functional.
And if we want to get technical, this is more than a high chair, which is another aspect that makes it fit perfectly into a minimalist lifestyle. The Tripp Trapp is “the chair that grows with the child.” With the additional accessories, this chair can be used from newborn all the way up to adulthood.
Being pregnant may not be the most comfortable 9 months, but there is nothing like the excitement that builds as you await the arrival of your bundle of joy. And designing the nursery is one of the best ways to stay busy while the weeks crawl on. Finding the right pieces to create the minimalist look you’re going for is part of the fun. And it all starts with choosing the perfect crib.
We love the Oeuf Sparrow Crib for its small footprint and clean lines. Whether you’re short on space or just want to remove the excess from your little one’s room, this high-quality birch crib will be the perfect focal point in any well-designed nursery. We also love that it’s sustainably produced and transitions to the Sparrow Toddler Bed, meaning you’re reducing your carbon footprint in the process.
Though you’ll be holding your baby in your arms much of the time, you always need a safe place to lay them down. (Every parent needs a little break, amiright?!) Not only that but when they’re tiny, they’ll sleep just about anywhere. This means you’ll want a place close to you where you can lay them down for a snooze (but keep them in your sight.) The Bloom Coco Lounger is a beautifully-designed piece of baby gear that you won’t mind having as a fixture in your living room.
With its 5-point harness, this Lounger offers a safe and cozy nest for your little one to hang out. And because it’s so light, it’s also easily portable so that you can carry it to different rooms of the house as you need.
Having a cozy and comfortable place to play with your little one is important. But those baby playmats you see at the big box stores are usually made from brightly colored fabric and unsightly plastic. Not only that, but they often only have enough room for your baby. Having a bigger space to play where you can actually interact together (AND fits nicely into your décor) is a better way to go. Which is why we love Toki Play Mats so much!
Toki Play Mats offer an oversized padded space made with high-quality materials in a line of beautiful prints. These mats provide the perfect space for you to snuggle up to your baby when they are tiny, interact with them one-on-one as they grow, and watch in awe as they become more independent, tumbling around while saying, “Look, Mama!”
And when it’s time to move on from playtime, these cushioned mats fold up for easy (out of the way) storage.
Babies learn at a rapid rate and those wide eyes and chubby little hands are constantly taking in everything around them. So while you can skip the gaudy toys that clutter up your home, you still want to choose high-quality toys that will help your baby learn. We recommend choosing wooden toys with basic colors like this Play Gym from Owl and Olly.
This handcrafted baby gym will fit right into your modernly designed home and give your baby the perfect space to play. With its darling dangling toys, this gym is the set up you’ll love for when your baby is at an age where they are strong enough to start grasping objects. And when it’s time for your little one to nap, this folds up neatly to be stored out of the way.
7.) Pehr Mobiles
We can’t get enough of these felt mobiles from Pehr. No matter what theme you choose for your baby’s room, one of these mobiles will surely give your baby’s crib space the finishing touch it needs to keep with your minimalist design. Sweet bows, fuzzy animals, and pom poms are sure to evoke a smile from your little one, giving them the perfect wake-up view.
With their classic design, we know this is something you’ll want to keep in the family for years to come.
Many of the diaper bags available will have you thinking you’re going to need to be hauling around everything but the kitchen sink. But is that really necessary? Embracing the minimalist lifestyle also means learning to only take what your baby needs while on the go. The Aspen Mini Classic Bag from Freshly Picked offers a beautifully designed bag that enables you to fill it with only the essentials for your baby.
The Aspen Mini Classic Bag can be held by the top handle or worn as a backpack. This means everything your baby is securely stored while you keep your arms and hands free to care for your baby. This spill-proof, vegan-friendly bag lets you keep your stylish vibe while still allowing you to carry everything you need to care for your baby.
It won’t be long before your baby is right up at the table with you and eating solid foods. We can’t get over the cute design of this pint-sized tableware from Liewood. Like the bökee, many of these pieces are crafted from 100% silicone, making them durable and dishwasher-safe. Snack boxes, plates, and bowls come in colors that will fit right into your dining area backdrop, while the playful animal shapes will be a welcome delight for your little one.
And if you’re looking for a full place-setting with children in mind, be sure to check out the bamboo tableware box sets, too.
10.) Baby Björn Cradle
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends room-sharing for the first 6 months of your baby’s life. Whether you choose to keep them bedside for that length of time or not, you’ll surely want them close by at nigh for awhile. Which means until you transfer them to their nursery, you need a bassinet that fits right in with the minimalist design you’ve created. The cradle from Baby Björn looks beautiful, and even more importantly offers a safe place that will help your baby sleep.
The Baby Björn cradle has a gentle springy rocking motion that will soothe your baby and lull them off to dreamland. You’ll love having your baby at arm’s reach in the middle of the night, and when you’re not using it, it easily folds up to tuck away.