It doesn’t take very long for a baby or toddler to collect lots of toys. All the family and friends will want to give toys and games at Christmas and birthdays, and may bring back extra baby gifts from holidays. Your tidy home will come to look like a bazaar at times.
And on top of all this, it is well known that children are not keen on tidying up after themselves – they enjoy taking all the toys out but seem to lose interest when it comes to putting them all back.
One way around this is to use a toy box that is attractive and so encourages your child to keep their toys in it. You may be given baskets or bags as new baby gifts and these can be recycled as a toy box or bag. It is much easier to persuade a child to tidy up when you have a pretty or interesting basket to put everything in and you can make a game of filling the basket and seeing how much you can fit in.
It is nice-looking for your home as well, rather than having a functional looking cupboard to have a pretty basket or bag.