Asked on May 14, 2019

How do I create bookshelves for a toddler?

Lisa S.LindaKelli L. Milligan


Please show me some of your ideas for sturdy shelves in a 3' space for a rough and tumble 3 yr old boy.

5 answers
  • Gk
    on May 14, 2019

    Hello Susan! As long as you are dealing with a rough and tough 3 year old boy I would buy the pressed wood/laminated shelving units that most people use for shoes in the closet. You buy them in a box and put them together quickly. They are not high so if your boy crawled on top of them they aren't going to tip and hurt him. They are quite sturdy and you can slip bins into and on top of them. They are inexpensive as well. If you do decide to buy a higher bookcase I would make sure it is attached to the wall--into studs--so it can't tip over.

  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on May 14, 2019

    Any bookcase just attach to wall.

  • Linda
    on May 15, 2019

    What about something like these mesh cubes where you can add or take away to fit the space. Then you can buy some baskets or fabric bins to go inside.

  • Lisa S.
    on May 20, 2019

    Get an inexpensive short one at a thrift store - just be sure to connect it to the wall .

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