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Display Name: JulieSparrow
Member Since: 2/17/10

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lots of parents choose to avoid zinc oxide, there are some all natural organic and economical zinc free diaper creams, here is a popular one:

Paraben-Free Diaper Creams

1/12/11 03:18 PM

Yes, this is the toy-storage problem I have struggled the most with!

I agree that keeping dress-up clothes hung up keeps them more relevant and appealing than putting them in a bin. I have put some low hooks and a bin for accessories in the 'dress up' area, and then made spaces around the house for a few tutu's and masks so my kids are never too-far from a costume. Spreading out the fun makes it easier to find a spot for everything.

I am also ruthless about throwing out the tacky fabrics in favor of things we all find beautiful, like tulle and silk. That way the inevitable overflow into our living area is welcome.


5 Tips for Organizing Dress Up Clothes | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
5/27/10 09:42 PM

Such a cool idea, I love the look of the threader. I am going to try to make one of these...although I'm sure it will not look nearly as cute as this one!


Estia Threading Rabbit | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
3/26/10 10:00 PM

Love Dress Me Up, her toys are organic handmade beautiful and useful. Check out her ball (doubles as a nursing aid), bunny rattles, teething bonbon.
I also like to ask for hand-me-down gifts. These are the special treasured 2nd or 3rd generation toys.

Environmentally Friendly Baby Toys Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
3/25/10 11:12 PM

All great ideas. Bundle has some super cute mama-made canvas snack and sandwich bags, I love the canvas because the sturdy fabric holds up well to the washing and protects the food. Check them out here:

Snack Containers for ToddlersRoundup | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
3/14/10 02:42 PM

Pond: I actually have a hard tile floor, 2 crazy kids, and lots of kidishes! So far, so good! Many have hit the floor, and none have broken. You can find there here, too:

Kidishes, Kid-Friendly Tempered Glass | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
3/4/10 10:57 PM

I am sure this is in the actual book, but cloth diapering, especially if you wash your own diapers, is a GREAT way to save a ton of money and be green all at the same time! Really, it is not very hard to do! Check out Bundle:
http://www.bundlebabyshop.com/ for some modern easy to use diapers, and great info.

I know there has been some debate in the comments of this site about the green-cred of cloth diapers, and Bundle has employed an firm of energy consultants to analyze this question and Bundle's operation, you can read their assessment here:


The Eco-nomical Baby GuideGreen Ideas | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
2/17/10 03:02 PM