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What's even funnier are the people who didn't get it, even After the It's April's Fools Day disclaimer on the post and after people had already commented.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Scissor Mobile
4/2/08 02:59 PM

Hope this post and comments have been helpful so far. Here's what I suggest, just to smooth your confusion hehe.

1. Look up a list for a layette, things a baby will need to wear for the first 6 mos or so. Have those handy.
2. Buy a USED bassinet or moses crib, or a new small crib. This really depends on whether you'd like to bring the crib to wherever you move to. Weigh the pros and cons. A bassinet or moses crib will only last for 3-4 mos, less if the baby is big or starts rolling over early. I suggest a Gulliver crib from Ikea.
3. You'll need a space on the floor for tummy time.
4. An area where you can store the baby's things, then just have a basket/tote that you can bring portably around with you after filling it with the essentials: diapers, wipes, burp cloths, rash ointment, change of clothes.
5. Car seat, snugli or carrier and then if you have space, a stroller.

That is it. Really. This gives you time to evaluate what you really need, and whether the item you wish to buy, if it's large, is worth it or whether you can make do without.

For example, some people swear by an infant swing. Guess what, generations of people have been able to go without an infant swing and have been fine.

Good luck!

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Good Questions: What Do We Really Need?
3/27/08 08:24 AM

We've borrowed some Einstein DVDs from the library and when we have them, she watches about 30 min max of TV and then is too bored. She's 7 mos.

Most days though, there is no TV...and now we've actually sold our TV set so there really is no TV...

AND NO NO TV IN HER BEDROOM AT ANY AGE until she's 16 and decides to buy one herself.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | How Much TV do They Watch?
3/18/08 01:15 PM

I'm wondering the same thing about the shelves in the picture

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Good Question: Bookshelves
3/18/08 01:10 PM

I just followed that link to the Orchard bed setting. It's now $39!

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Nursery Tour: Baby M's Modern Nursery on a Budget
3/14/08 08:58 AM

Just with the prices Sarah quoted, this is close to a $2k bedroom. And that's without the additional little expenses here and there. I do agree that for a lot of people that is considered budget, but for more frugal readers who still wish to remain stylish, that is probably too much money.

I wonder if you have any readers that have been able to outfit a nursery for under $1K?

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Nursery Tour: Baby M's Modern Nursery on a Budget
3/14/08 08:56 AM

This is amazing...i was a bit skeptical reading the "affordable" part but 349.99 is doable!

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Sweet Pea Modern Crib
2/29/08 07:21 AM

Have been reading this site since I got pregnant but I had to register for this giveaway! I love love the rhino pillow!

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Thursday Giveaway: Dwell Studio Zoo Bedding Collection
2/21/08 07:52 AM