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Great list. I had my heart set on the UPPAbaby Vista or a Bugaboo and if it gets parents outside with their kids, I think that's the right way to go. But for us, in the end, all of the beautiful, inspiring strollers had one problem: too wide for NYC life! Nice wheels and suspension is good for uneven sidewalks, but I was so unhappy apologizing on subways, or worrying about navigating stairs/elevators...worse! trying to make it through store aisles. In the end I found out I was a carrier person, and my husband's a stroller person, but only with our cheap, narrow stroller that fits everywhere. We got the Evenflow 400 in Tangerine, and it wasn't a design nightmare (though it won't win any beauty contests either). Like the Bugaboo Bee for this post's author, it got us out the door with the baby, and that's what counts! When a baby product makes you cringe every time you think you "have to" use it, you know you're in trouble!


Alison's List: Baby Goods I'm Glad I Bought & Ones I Wish I Hadn't
2/11/14 11:47 AM

I used to use a flat sheet, but stopped when I lived in Europe, where duvet covers are more the norm. Now I only use them in the summer when I don't need a blanket at all. Makes making the bed easier, and keeps my husband from muttering "American!" under his breath to get my goat.


What’s the Purpose of a Flat Sheet, Anyway?
1/30/14 04:09 PM

So riddle me this: what about baby? Before my husband and I had our son, we discovered the cultural issue of warm during the day/cool at night vs cool during the day/warm at night. But it worked out and we both went cooler during our expected "warm" periods. However, with a little one, I'm always worried about the temperature. I know that Scandinavian kids are kept outdoors at daycare and can completely believe that it's good for them, but it's still hard to have your kid wake up in the night shivering! To mix geographies, that seems way too Spartan.

What are people with kids doing? (our apartment has one thermostat unfortunately, so it's not very room customizable!)


Trying To Cut Down On Heating Costs?
Go Gradually

11/15/13 02:54 PM

Oh one other thing. DWR only has walnut. Accurato has the full line. I got the walnut seat with black arms/legs but somewhere else on AT I saw the orange ones and I wish I had the color scheme for it!


Apartment Therapy New York | Good Questions: Cherner Chair Knockoff for This Desk?
5/5/08 12:47 PM

Hi, after a hellish interaction with one quite well-regarded furniture company recently, I've decided to post to this list about www.accurato.us. I just order four Cherner chairs from them and their customer service was amazing (buy four and ask for a discount!) It wasn't just just price (a discount over a price already lower than DWR), the follow through was excellent, and the chairs actually came early. Having just furnished an entire apartment from scratch (first "real" one and I wanted a few really good things to sparkle amidst the Ikea!), accurato.us was a dream. I almost fell for a few scam sites, but these guys were the real deal and they sent me a discount coupon after my first purchase too. If only I still had money to get something else!

Anyway, the Cherner's are fabulously comfortable, despite the lack of upholstery (you can get it upholstered but I like the original). If you love the chair and it's not on Ebay, try these guys for authentic Cherner chairs!


Apartment Therapy New York | Good Questions: Cherner Chair Knockoff for This Desk?
5/5/08 12:45 PM