When deciding on a style of dress, think not only about the amount of space you have, but also what to put in and how a child will use. It will be used much longer than the crib, so choose with an eye toward the future. You can even buy this piece in an "adult" furniture store. You can also get a cheap dresser in an unfinished furniture store and then paint or stain to match your bed or other furniture that you have already chosen. Spend a little more on the unique buttons, and you have a custom piece for a fraction of the price.
A double width low office is a good choice because all the drawers are easily accessible to three years (with the help of a step stool), when most children begin to want to dress. A highboy only makes sense that if you are short on space and want to keep things out of reach of your child; ensure that the full height toilet is securely anchored to the wall.
Think about how work at home in the future. Some models are part of a package that lets you add a cab over a unit or corner shelf (also called a "radius shelf") on both sides. Storage needs of your child will only grow, so plan accordingly.
The cabinets are an option increasingly popular; in the years of the child, the upper cabinet is equipped with a pole to hang dresses or jackets, while the bottom drawers to store the rest of the clothes and blankets. Some parents start with shelves above, leave the doors open, and use it as a display area of baby treasures. Later, the cabinet can store your collections, books or even a TV.
Security considerations include the obvious, is robust and no sharp edges? And the not-so obvious are the cabinet knobs or handles easy for little hands to get a grip on? Planners and guides will focus drawers slide in and smoothly, making it easy for preschoolers to dress up and put away their clothes. Drawers are however heavy and fast to close,, are a recipe for pinching fingers. If your child is a climber, put locks on the drawers, or can be used as steps (another reason to secure your furniture to the wall). Finally, make sure that the drawers can not be completely eliminated, or toddler can finish by pulling one in the upper part of it.
Other items you may want to save space in your child's room: a small table and a chair (it will be appreciated by 18 months), a miniature chair "reading" (children under one year love to imitate mom and dad), and a bedside table next to the rocking chair (for the "big bed" comes).