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sigh..these list are always so subjective. I think you have to go with what works for you and your baby. I followed one of these lists before I gave birth and the wipe warmer was also on the things you don't need list, so I did not buy or register for one.
What was the first thing I had to run out and get after the baby? A baby wipe warmer, because my son would scream bloody murder every time I had to change him. After I bought my wipe warmer no more tears and everyone was happy. I'm still using it after three years and I use the disposable wipes with it (the trick is to add about a half a cup of water into the warmer every time you add new wipes and the wipes stay nice and moist). So, maybe the trick is to just get the basic things for your baby up front and then after the baby comes then go and get what you need based on your child's preferences. Also, my diaper genie is still in use and I think it was one of the best gifts I recieved.

Baby Products You Don't Need to Buy
Man of the House

3/1/11 11:54 AM

Yes, this room is quite wonderful an is truly inspiring. Love the letter press display box and unique posters over the beds.

Cooper & Campbell's Cool and Eclectic Shared Room
Kids' Shared Room Tour

2/18/11 09:53 AM

One of the loveliest home tours I have seen featured on AT. Lynn you really have a gift for seamlessly mixing the old in with the new.
Your home has inspired me and it really is a feast for the eyes. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. And yes, the attic playroom is just a wonderful place to inspire a child’s imagination with lots of fun for years to come. Well Done!

Lynn and Steve's Carriage House Restore
Green Tour

2/11/11 10:32 AM

I'm glad to read on her blog that heat treated pallets were used (this kills the pests in the wood). Hopefully these pallets were also not originally used to ship any toxic chemicals.

DIY Wooden Pallet BedDesign Sponge | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
7/2/10 07:51 PM

Wow, I think this is such a considerate idea. I agree with the other posters on providing a private place to nurse or even offer the new mother a place to lie down and grab a quick nap. Once the baby becomes mobile, I think having your breakables placed out of reach or stored away before each visit will be appreciated. Having a small basket of toys, a few board books and a couple of kid friendly DVD’s or music CD’s would also be great to play softly in the background while the adults visit and coo over the little one.

Making Visiting Children and their Parents Comfortable Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
7/2/10 03:45 PM

Thanks for all the great suggestions! My son loves Starfall. Another fun site is the Reading is Fundamental (Leading to Reading) website for preschooler's:

Five Great Websites for Preschoolers Roundup | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
6/28/10 06:20 PM

As other posters have suggested, invest in a good vacuum and get a FURminator de-shedding tool to use on your cats.
I have a Maine Coon cat and this little tool really helps with the seasonal hair shed and also reduces the amount of hairballs.

Carpet Cleaning Woes With Cats | Apartment Therapy DC
5/26/10 12:11 PM

I can recommend the The First Years On-The-Go Booster Seat as a portable high chair.

It packs easily into a suitcase and works with just about any chair. I believe I got mine at Target and it is a very affordable solution for a travel highchair. I too have heard good things about the AeroBed for kids, although I have not tried one myself.

Tropical Travel Advice Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
5/24/10 03:01 PM

I also keep the lids in a separate drawer and the containers in a bottom cabinet-seems to work well for our household.

Do You Have Suggestions for Organizing Tupperware? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
5/19/10 10:46 AM

I like Olivia and her red outfits!

Best Designed Kids Show Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
5/18/10 05:45 PM

I wonder if lying on the grass would make me itchy like it did when I was a kid?

Grass Bed by Pamela Berstler | Apartment Therapy Boston
5/14/10 06:01 PM

I love the first pic with baby Lilla peeking out..too adorable! The room is wonderful, good job Mom!

My Room: Lilla | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
5/14/10 05:54 PM

I too commented on the safety of this space yesterday when it was originally posted on AT. Every time I look at the changing table my stomach turns over, especially after my own scary experience of having my child unexpectedly flip off of the changing table…luckily, everything was fine after lots of tears and hugs. I'm sure the new parents will figure things out pretty quickly (especially after the first major diaper blow out!) and come to the quick conclusion that what looks aesthetically pleasing may not be the most practical location for changing dirty diapers and dressing a squirmy baby! The location of the crib makes me nervous too…I hope there is a bassinet located downstairs instead.
I really feel for the parents, this is a challenging space to work with as a nursery. The furniture is lovely and the pink and yellow ceiling decoration is charming, but it just doesn’t look safe for when baby becomes mobile. Good luck!

Home Office Turned Sky High Nursery | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
5/14/10 05:47 PM

Sometimes I will do forward lunges as I push the vaccum around the house! Also, pulling weeds always makes my legs and back sore.

Cleaning as Exercise? | Apartment Therapy Chicago
5/14/10 11:10 AM I the only one who feels really nervous about joymich's nursery? I can't really tell in the photo, but it looks like the crib is placed right next to the loft railing and the placement of the changing table looks really dangerous! It looks like it would be quite a fall to the room below. I would seriously consider moving the crib away from the railing and re-locating the changing table. I'm not trying to ruin the parents-to-be pride in their lovely new nursery, but it just does not look safe for a squirmy and curious new baby.

The Spring Cure: Before & After Graduation Photos! Show & Tell | Apartment Therapy Chicago
5/13/10 11:13 AM