Having a baby is a blessing to every family, but the stress of making choices on baby things is enormous, especially when it comes to the baby wardrobe.
When choosing some baby things, you need to be careful as there are some things to consider and look out for before making your choices.
The baby’s hygiene is paramount, so proper storage must be available. As a mum or mum-to-be, getting the wardrobe alongside other things is vital, and there are different kind of wardrobe for babies in the market.
Are you tired of messing up the room with baby things? Have you been thinking of what to keep your baby things inside? Or you are fed up with misplacing stuff due to a lousy arrangement?
Here is a comprehensive list showing different baby wardrobe in the market and their prices as well as guidelines to consider when choosing them.
The rate at which mothers buy baby wardrobes keep increasing daily as we all want things that will make our work easier. Nigerian stores are now full of baby things, and the closet is not an exemption.
There are different designs of the baby wardrobe in the market, and their prices vary. We have the ones made within Nigeria as well as some manufactured outside the country.
Baby wardrobes are not the regular type of wardrobes as they come fancier and more beautiful.
Let’s take a look at the prices of different baby wardrobe we have one after the other.
Mobile Mama Love Wardrobe: ₦4,200 – ₦8,000
Small 4-steps Plastic Wardrobe ₦5,000 – ₦7,500
4-Tier Wardrobe (Medium): ₦5,500 – ₦8,300
Universal Chef Wardrobe: ₦7,600 – ₦10,000
Sweet Home Drawer:₦10,000 – ₦16,000
Avantix 4-Drawer Wardrobe: ₦9,000 – ₦20,000
Mother Care 4-in-1 Wardrobe: ₦40,000 – ₦55,000
Universal 5-step Wardrobe: ₦40,000 – ₦60,000
Disney Character Wardrobe: ₦50,000 – ₦60, 000
Kinds of Baby Wardrobe Available in Nigeria
When buying baby wardrobes, it is essential to note the different type of baby wardrobes in the market. Generally, wardrobe comes from four materials, and they include wood, metal, plastic, and fabric.
Let’s take them one after the other.
Wooden baby Wardrobe
Wardrobes for babies made from wood are common in Nigeria. Most times, they are custom made. The parents will go to the maker and tell the person what they want, and it will be built accordingly. Some are readily available in the market for purchase. Wooden wardrobes are made from different kind of woods, and they come in beautiful designs.
The metal baby wardrobe is also another kind of wardrobe available in the market for babies. Although they are not common in Nigeria today as they come really heavy. The ones you will see are mixed. It is either made from metal and wood or brass or a combination of materials. The thing about metal wardrobes is that they come durable.
Plastic Baby wardrobe
Plastic wardrobes are the common ones you will find with a mother in Nigeria. It is prevalent as it comes portable and cheap. This kind of wardrobes is available in different designs and sizes in the market. There are various brands of plastic wardrobes in the market for babies. As the baby grows into a teenager, you can pack it, store and use when another baby comes.
Baby Wardrobe Made from fabrics
Wardrobes made from fabrics are now common in Nigeria today. Aside from baby wardrobes, adult wardrobes and cabinets are also made from different fabrics. Baby wardrobe made from fabrics are always very beautiful and charming. They also come less expensive compared with metal and wooden wardrobes. Fabric baby closets are available across stores in the market.
Tips on Using Baby Wardrobe
After knowing the prices of various wardrobes available for babies in Nigeria. Let’s move on to how to make use of these wardrobes.
Segment the Wardrobe
The wardrobe should be in different parts. The part that will house the clothes should be different from that of the toiletries, shoes and other things. While you put the clothes on a side, the shawl, blanket, and others should be in another part.
As we said earlier, the hygiene of the baby is paramount. It should be noted that babies are susceptible, so when dealing with them, extra care should be taken. There will be a need to clean the wardrobe regularly and even disinfect if need be.
Don’t Store Sharp Objects inside the Wardrobe
If there are sharp objects as part of the baby things you have, you should endeavor to store them separately. As I mentioned earlier, taking care of a baby is very sensitive, and extra measures will be put in place in ensuring the baby’s safety. If there is any sharp object, do not keep inside the wardrobe as it may also spoil it.
Always Keep the Wardrobe Closed
Just as our own wardrobes and closets shouldn’t be kept open, the baby’s closets should also be closed always. When the wardrobe is open, it can give room for dirt, insect, and other foreign unwanted bodies to enter. Apart from the entrance by unwanted bodies, opening the wardrobe down can even spoil the door or opener.
Avoid Overloading the Wardrobe
When using any type of wardrobe, do not put too much load inside it. The same goes for the baby’s wardrobe. Avoid overloading, do not put unnecessary things inside it. Items that are not in use should be out of the closet.
Guidelines to Follow When Buying a Baby Wardrobe
There are things to note when purchasing a bay wardrobe in the market, and these things include:
a. Weight: when picking wardrobe for babies, be it metal, wooden, plastic, or fabric wardrobe always try and go for the lightest but the most reliable of all. If the durable ones are heavy, you can go ahead just be sure it is strong enough to bear the weight of the content.
b. Set Up: when choosing any kind of wardrobe, choose the one that is easy to use and assemble. There are some wardrobes which their set up comes really complicated. Try and avoid that unless you have someone who knows about it to join it for you.
c. Compartment: if you want to pick wardrobes, you should be sure of the number of chambers in it as well as the different cabinets in it. You will need separate compartments so you can systematically arrange your baby things.
d. Capacity: whichever it is you want to choose, it should be able to store your baby things and also left with space in case of new ideas. Get a big wardrobe to avoid overloading a small one with loads as it will affect the life span.
e. Maintenance: It is not compulsory to pick a kind of product because someone does the same. Go for the wardrobe you can maintain well. If you are comfortable with plastic, go for it, if it is wooden one then fine. Just make sure you pick the one you are good with and can maintain well.
f. Mobility: if you are a lover of different room layout and you like to play with space, it is better to go for a mobile one. Even if it is metal or wooden, tires should be underneath for the sake of mobility. To avoid difficulty in carrying when the need arises, go for a mobile wardrobe.
Baby wardrobes should be pretty, fancy, and durable. However, you should note this when getting a baby wardrobe, go for the ones that suit your finance, always remember that there are other things to get for the baby.
Now that you know the prices, kinds as well as guidelines to note when buying baby wardrobes. You can visit baby stores or other stores selling baby things to get a wardrobe. You can also get them from online stores in the country.