Children babystation

Published on April 4th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Ivar Babystation

Materials: Ivar, Bekvam, Bygel, Kvart, Dimma

Description: Material used:
- IVAR (rack and shelves, chest of 3 drawers, cabinet)
- BEKVAM (spice rack)
- BYGEL (rail)
- Kvart (wall/clamp spotlight)
- Dimma (dimmer switch)
- boards (from DIY store)
- drawer runner (from DIY store)
- screws and double sided tape

As we got our baby, there was not that much space in our flat. so we decided to use space as efficient as possible. Most baby changing tables don’t use space above and also don’t give protection to baby to fall down on flanks.

The so called baby station is built in the main with IVAR components. For flanks and backs of baby table, I used thin boards and for table a 19mm board, with side boards mounted.

When you make your baby happy with new swaddling bands during night, I made a dimmable, indirect light (switch is mounted with tape). Also material you use for baby care can be stored in small racks on the side (Bekvam).

To have everything additionally at hand, I made a drawer out of boards with a 50cm drawer runner which is very handy.

A rail (BYGEL) is also mounted on top drawer to hang out some stinky clothing :-)

Have fun!

~ Jochen, Mistelbach an der Zaya, Austria

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The Author

Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

17 Responses to Ivar Babystation

  1. kuldeep says:

    Thanks Jules to provide these ideas. I too have small apartments and I always think about my small flat area. You have published useful information which is very helpful.

  2. Surbhi Jain says:

    Great hack Jules. I liked it because it’s compact and it has utilized the space available in the best way. It’s looking beautiful as well as compact at the same time. Hope to learn some more acks in the coming days at IKEA.

  3. Manyaa says:

    You have made everything look so tidy. Agreed that the place is small but still there is enough space for basic toys, clothes and other essential. Well done Ikea and you!!

  4. Katy says:

    You would NEVER leave an infant on the changing table in any circumstances Lukey.

  5. Lukey says:

    i would have added a safety bar that you can swing up or over to ensure that if you have to leave your infant on the changing table (phone call, small electrical fire etc) you don’t have to worry about it falling off.

  6. Anonymous says:

    So cool! We did a similar thing with Ivar for our firstborn, actually it was a lot alike, but yours is more elaborate. Well done.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Prize for using spice racks in that way, what a great idea, thanks!

  8. Chinese says:

    can sell me this ? :)

  9. Anonymous says:

    wow, what a hack!!! I like the efficient use of the space, it’s very smart! Love it!

  10. oooooooo it’s very beautiful!!

  11. very impressive and excellent creation,every mom will be jealous with you but in my opinion you must choose baby care products such that are best for kids,no harmful chemicals involve in them and sophisticated enough.

  12. Neomig says:

    very good ideas and so efficient! I suggest this hack for the 2012 :Best Hack !

  13. DubaiMap says:

    This makes me broody all over again:)
    Great job

  14. Anonymous says:

    amazing! I love ikea hackers!!

  15. Anonymous says:

    Very compact and efficient.
    I like it very much!

  16. Anonymous says:

    Wonderful! You’ve thought of everything.

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