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I did this for my toddler. I painted the wall with chalkboard paint and hung an empty frame over it so it would not be dangerous.

Framed Chalkboard | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
2/10/10 10:09 AM

You need toddler bedding, right? Not bedding for a twin bed? I had the same problem and ended up buying a crib comforter from Target: Circo Baby Comforter - ABC's & Dots. They have sheets to match, too.

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10/1/09 09:37 AM

I find them really creepy too.

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9/14/09 04:29 PM

I’ve planned and been to several baby showers and think that the most successful ones have similar elements:

Small round tables or guests on couches and what not. No one can hold a conversation at banquet tables.

Serve yourself. Waiting for food to come out and get cleared and all that, takes so much time. Do a buffet. Plus, it’s another opportunity for guests to talk to each other.

Get gifts going quickly. As soon as lunch/brunch is done, gifts. People can have desert while gifts are getting opened or after.

I hate games, but have always loved doing arts and crafts activities at showers. All ages seem to like onesie and bib making. Set up a station and people can come and go as they wish.

The one game that I think really worked at a shower was when the host set a timer during the gift opening. If it went off during your gift, you get a prize. People started running up to move their gift to get picked next. It was fun and very helpful for a looooong shower.

Like any party, the hostess need to be aware that guests don’t know each other. Introduce. Bring people over to the make-a-onesie table. Etc.

And alcohol. Sure mom to be can’t really indulge, but a little white wine certainly never hurt a party. Don’t put bottles on the table, though. Make people get up and go to a bar area. Again: more ways to talk to people.

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5/4/09 01:59 PM

I use Kirkland baby wipes (Diapers.com) that aren't in boxes but in soft resealable packs. That might be easier.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Good Questions: Dealing with the Half Empty Wipes Box
4/6/09 01:58 PM

I used the glider all the time with baby #1 and fell asleep in it often. I liked being able to comfortably breastfeed him in his own room. The idea of carrying a sleeping, just-fed baby from the living room to the bedroom never appealed to me. I wanted to be as close as possible to the crib! I nursed in bed, too, but found it uncomfortable (always hunched over). When my son turned 1, I put the glider in the basement and bought an IKEA Pong chair for his room. (I really like having a place to sit and have story time.) Now that baby #2 is on the way, I'm hauling that old glider up again and putting it my bedroom. My guess is that I'll use it less this time, but that it'll still be a must-have for night feedings.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Good Questions: How Necessary is a Rocker or Glider?
3/2/09 02:31 PM

Frame the letters of your son's name and just hang those one under the other? Of course, you'd have a lot left over but could be cute!

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2/19/09 01:44 PM

My husband and I actually did an easier version of this: We taped out the chalkboard area on our wall, painted it with chalkboard paint, then hung an old frame we painted around it. Looks awesome!

You can see it here: http://www.watchholly.com/?view=2008-09-25

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2/18/09 03:27 PM

I agree with you: Not very kid-like. I'm all for modern and clean, but I very much like rooms that look like actual children live there.

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2/10/09 09:53 AM

They sell the decals at Rare Device in Brooklyn: http://www.raredevice.net/item.php?item_id=87&category_id=27

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Good Questions: Ideas for a "Big Girl Room" Like This?
2/3/09 02:05 PM

I think a nice peachy-orange could work really nicely. The crib might fade away with a vanilla background. You could always do one wall peachy and the rest green, or vice versa...

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Good Questions: What Color for Nursery Walls?
1/21/09 02:29 PM

Any idea where to get a modern and not $$ alphabet pillow?

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Roundup: Pillows
1/14/09 03:03 PM

I agree that the Delta crib got chewed on. To help, we got this: www.teething-teeth.com/Crib_Rail_Cover.html

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1/8/09 11:54 AM

This year for my son's 2nd b-day I wanted to include my single and child-free friends, too. In an effort not to entertain them as well as the kids, we're doing a music theme. A friend who's in a band is playing for guests--not kids' music, just some kid-friendly rock n roll. The kiddos will dance and the grownups can drink beer and enjoy the music. There will be pizza. Everyone loves pizza! And to keep the kids excited, I ordered some egg shakers and various cheap-o musical things for them to play. And, of course, inflatable guitars!

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Good Questions: Cold Weather First Birthday Ideas?
1/7/09 03:00 PM

You can get an even less expensive Jenny Lind crib at Babies R Us by Delta. It's $130 and turns into a toddler bed--no extra kit needed. I have it and and it's been great.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Top 10 Baby Cribs Under $250 Slinks: n. (slingks) Surreptitious web links to other good sites
1/7/09 12:21 PM

Just something to keep in mind: The 1st birthday is a big one--for the parents! You made it! Try not to stress too much over the details that your child will not notice.

That said, my son's first b-day was last January. We just had a small party with family. No real theme, just bright colors, a giant cupcake, and a homemade felt banner that I'd like to use every year.

I had various baby pictures in these: http://www.celebrateexpress.com/celebration/pages/products/Product_BD.aspx?sku=E74894

And hung this along with the banner I made: http://www.celebrateexpress.com/celebration/pages/products/Product_BD.aspx?pageID=1&vw=asthumb&TabID=4294967135&N=4294967116 10&SKU=E7887

I did have his up-to-date baby book for guests to look at, too.

Here are some pix from the party: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hollyp/sets/72157603780615083/

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Good Questions: Cold Weather First Birthday Ideas?
1/6/09 03:55 PM

While the new kitchen is really cute, it makes me sad to see such a classic get painted over.

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1/5/09 04:57 PM

kittycatalina: I saw the collection in Brooklyn. Not sure if anything is left, but they had the whole collection at the Atlantic Center Old Navy.

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12/10/08 09:53 AM

Does anyone know where to find a corner crib?

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Open Thread 86
11/20/08 09:45 AM

I'd love some ideas to find modern and fun Christmas stockings for the fam. I love some that I've found on etsy, but they're pretty small and, you know, I want to actually be able to fill them up!

Many thanks!

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Open Thread 85
11/13/08 10:49 AM