Not being able to remember what your house looked like before your little one came along is a common parenting problem. Whether the toys are scattered round the living room, or all over the floor of your baby's bedroom, stepping on LEGO is now a part of your day-to-day life.
Finding fun, creative and practical toy storage is essential if you want to keep your house looking stylish yet child friendly. Luckily, we've done some research so you don't have to, and come up with these great toy storage ideas for your home.
We do receive commission for purchases made through our links
From the adorable team at 3 Sprouts this adorable walrus will make keeping the bathroom tidy much easier. Asking your little one to pop their toys in the walrus' mouth and seeing them fill it's belly will have your toddler convinced cleaning away their toys is a fun game. As well as looking cute, the walrus can easily be attached to the side of bath or bath tiles with the adjustable suction cups, leaving you to have some toy-free me-time!
These cute and practical mesh hanging baskets can be stuffed full of toys or neatly used to display your little one's choice favourites. Collapsible when not in use, these hangers are an ideal, cheap solution to a fast-growing toy collection.
An innovative 2-in-1 idea, these adorable toy box chairs will give your nursery some extra furniture while providing that all-important storage space thanks to the three canvas boxes. With plenty of co-ordinating items available, get the tool box ready!
Another one from the team at 3 Sprouts, this adorable storage basket is a great option for your little one's nursery. Make filling the basket a game and you'll find the nursery is tidier in no time. The best part? Made from cotton, the basket can easily be folded down when not in use.
A quick and easy way to remove all those bright toys from your tot's bubble bath, this clever scoop shaped gadget can be unhooked from the wall and used to pick up toys in a flash. What's more, the holes in the bottom of the scoop allow the water to drain out, reducing mold and mildew on your tot's favourite toys.
You can't have a list of toy storage ideas without the old faithful toy box. There's a reason they've been around for years as a toy storage idea; there's no easier clean-up than having your little one put everything into their favourite treasure chest. Making their toy box part of playtime will help ease your child into cleaning away their toys. With plenty of different designs to choose from, these wheelabe crates are a must.
This adorable book cart will be a great toy when your little one starts pulling around everything in sight. Not only will your child look super cute collecting all their toys in this wheeled cart, it's a great way to encourage a love of reading (fingers crossed).
Doubling as a table and a storage box, your little one can use this as a surface for playing and then neatly tuck away their toys when they're done. It will look adorable in the corner of their nursery. One great use? A crafts table with all their arts tools inside!
Fuss-free and cheap, you can't beat a drawstring bag when you just want a practical storage space. Available in a number of different sizes and colours, you can even get super organised and bag toys into groups, to avoid that panic when your tot's favourite teddy goes missing.
Simple and practical, this storage system will look stylish in your baby's nursery and do it's job at the same time. Take a trip down to IKEA and check out their various ranges and colours of trofast systems, they're fuss-free and look nice and clean in a nursery.
We love this cute personalised box, giving you the option to design the perfect keepsake for your baby. Doubling as a stool as they grow up, this is bound to be one item you hang on to for years to come.
DIY toy storage ideas
If you're in the mood for a bit of DIY or upcycling of things you already have in your home, there are loads of different ideas and hacks you can steal for your own home toy storage below.
The queen of organisational hacks, Marie Kondo, shared this brilliant idea of using over the door shoe hooks to store dolls in!
Sticking with the pockets idea, this pouch storage hack is great if you're handy with the sewing machine! Plus your child could even choose their own fabric making it match perfectly with their bedroom. These pouches can be tied neatly to the side of the bed and also mean that your child's favourite book and bedtime bear is easy to reach. Credit: SewCanShe Daily Sewing Tutorials.
Sick and tired of the mountain of cuddly toys growing on your tots bed but can't bring yourself to say goodbye to any of those adorable cuddly toy faces? This organisational hack is a great place to store all those teddies! Credit: Down Redbud Drive.
Who doesn't love repurposing a good old cardboard box? This DIY toy box not only means there's less cardboard stacking up in the recycling bin, but it also means your kids can get creative for a couple of hours painting it!
More related articles to read next from Motherandbaby.co.uk:
Georgia Aspinall is senior features writer at Grazia UK, formerly at The Debrief. She covers news and features across women's health and fitness, sex and relationships, real-life stories, travel and politics.
Nearly 1 in 10 British women feel uncomfortable discussing their breastfeeding struggles with their partner, but it’s so important not to suffer in silence. Breastfeeding is natural, but that doesn't mean it will come naturally to every new mum
Beaba’s Babycook® Neo Bundle with Weaning Accessories in a contemporary Eucalyptus colourway is a package set of cooking and food preparation utensils to help you prepare fuss-free, nutritious meals for your little one.
After the past year being locked down with our families, we think our Mother&Baby mums deserve a bit of “me-time”. Our friends over at Asda Little Angels couldn’t agree more and they’re giving one lucky winner a £200 Treatwell voucher to indulge in some mummy maintenance, as well as a fantastic prize bundle of baby goodies.
When your baby is around 6 months, or in a size 4 nappy, they’ll likely be on the move and exploring their surroundings. Along with babyproofing everything in sight and having eyes in the back of your head, nappy pants should be at the top of your list.
Meet Wow Continental Travel System in Debut, your multi-terrain pram and pushchair great for both town and country. Delivering world-class performance, this pushchair has a striking continental design and is perfect for any situation thanks to multi-terrain suitability and dual suspension options. It’s built with you and your family in mind and the dual suspension mode means you can adapt to suit your environment.
b.box put the fun in functional with the creation of their award-winning sippy cup… and they didn’t stop there! What started out as an adventure for two mums to fill a product gap with a Nappy Wallet, has now grown to include a wide variety of fabulously fun products that help to make meal and travel time not only fun but gives the gift of independence to babies, toddlers and kids of all ages.
Pregnancy is an exciting time as you count down the months, weeks and days to the arrival of your little one. But it can also be a time of little worries, niggles and gripes - one of them being heartburn.
Weleda Natural Baby Care products have been specially formulated to protect and support the development of healthy skin and are safe for even the most sensitive skin of babies and children. The products are developed with the assistance of physicians and midwives and are dermatologically tested to give gentle, natural protection right from the start.