New Mama Adventure @ IKEA, Part 1

One of my favorite past times includes furniture shopping. Most of the time, this solely means browsing for designs and inspirations. Enter motherhood and furniture shopping is now on a completely differently playing field…

The Game Plan

Make it through IKEA, start to finish, while grabbing inspirational design ideas as well as a few baby items.

*Bonus Points- Making a pit stop to grab a bite to eat.

Baby Prep

I needed to make sure I was properly prepared for my adventure. I packed…

  • 3 outfits, in case of a blowout or two
  • 2 bottles
  • 1 jar of food with spoon
  • hand sanitizer wipes
  • 2 burp cloths
  • 2-3 baby toys
  • 1 Bounty Roll ( I take this with me pretty much everywhere I go due to the acid reflux)

Adventure Time

Upon arriving, I immediately loaded up the stroller and wasted no time beginning our journey. My mother, also known as my trusty sidekick, was able to meet us ate IKEA. We started maneuvering our way through the front showrooms. I really love how much IKEA has been incorporating faux greenery into each design room. This is handy for people like me who lack a green thumb.

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It wasn’t long before it was time for feeding number one. We pulled off the main course and I searched around for a room to call my temporary home. I opted for a room with enough space for the stroller as well as a few pillows to lean on.

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One baby feed down! We continued and soon found ourselves submersed in several kitchen showrooms. This is by far my favorite part of IKEA. I love learning new ways to organize my kitchen. As I began grabbing ideas left and right, I immediately fell in love with the open shelving displays. I believe this works great if you have really pretty plates, bowls and random jars.

BONUS: The bright lights combined with the white  cabinets were a fantastic spot for selfies. 

In true IKEA fashion, I felt it was appropriate to break this lengthy adventure up into 2 posts!

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