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We have a sage-green cotton twill upholstered sofa. The cushion covers have been through the wash at least a dozen times and held up just fine. Our three year old is allowed to have dry snacks (cheerios, raisins, etc) and drinks in sippy cups on the couch, and all other foods get eaten at the table.
Oh, and all drawing instruments are carefully hidden away! Washable pens only, sharpies don't even exist as far as he's concerned.

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10/1/10 12:20 PM

Have you tried whole milk? I use a similar method* as my parents but mine is firmer.

*(I scald to 190, cool to 115, mix in a couple of tbsp from the previous batch and incubate in a covered pyrex overnight, using an electric heating pad set to warm and swaddled in teatowels).

I am finding that my culture changes over time and eventually gets very harsh and sour, and I have to start over again. Any ideas on how to prevent this?

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4/9/10 03:55 PM

I found a Cooshee booster on Craigslist and love it. Comfortable, easy to clean, non-slip, and easy to move from kitchen to dining room table.

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3/12/10 02:49 PM

Beautiful, cheery room! Where did you get the white picture rails? I'm so bummed that IKEA has discontinued the medium and short Ribba picture rails in white and I'm looking for an alternative in Toronto.

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3/10/10 10:18 AM

I've gotten pomegranate stains out by soaking with Oxiclean in very hot water.

Or if it's a white shirt, dab the stain with hydrogen peroxide mixed with a bit of dishwashing liquid, let sit for a few minutes and carefully pour boiling water over the stain. This also takes red wine stains out of white table cloths like magic. I don't think this is colorsafe, though.

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2/4/10 01:37 PM

In our dry house the water would evaporate overnight.
I thought the tray filled with stones was a brilliant solution...until I looked at it from a toddler's perspective, and laughed and laughed. Maybe in a few years?
Or instead of loose stones, use a pebble mat like this one http://www.cb2.com/family.aspx?c=477&f=4456

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2/1/10 12:03 PM

1 minute on full power?? The video says 10 seconds! Please fix this. Exploded, glow in the dark, non-edible egg in the microwave, mmmmm.

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10/19/09 04:35 PM

I remember those glasses from school!
Another microwave and dishwasher-safe option is Corelle dinnerware. It is break and chip resistant. Not completely breakproof but unless you have tile floors, they should last.

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10/2/09 05:03 PM

Exactly, mschatelaine. Not only is it too reclined for nursing, but it's hard to get out of it with a sleeping baby in your arms. And the chair is quite narrow, so there isn't much room to nurse a no-longer-newborn comfortably without bopping him on the head (I stopped using a nursing pillow after a few weeks).
Finally, now that he's a toddler and wants to sit side by side to read books, it's a really tight squeeze.
We already had the Poang so we made do. But if there's a next time I will spend the money on a wider, more upright chair with upholstered arms.

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6/23/09 10:48 AM

Actually, we have a set of the bambu flatware for our toddler and they work great! The spoon isn't very deep, true, but since our kid isn't very good with dribbly foods like soup yet, it doesn't matter. For yogurt and other spoonable foods, it's perfect. And the fork tines are sharp enough for food.

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11/20/08 01:06 PM

love this room. the cozy chair wrapped in a knitted blanket is adorable!

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11/8/08 05:57 AM