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Display Name: EmmieB
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If we remove the question of whether or not it's safe to eat off of...can we focus on whether or not it's safe for the people making it? Most of it is made in China, where OSHA does not exist.

@EK - we have some kidishes as well, and we have some that are sold under the "duralex" brand (which is what the kidishes are.) We also have plain glass and it's ok if they get broken because kids should know that they need to be careful with things. Not at age 1, but certainly by the time you can reason with them not to hit, you can reason with them not to throw. And if it gets broken, then subsequent pieces are used only with supervision until the child can be more careful.

Also - stainless. I have little stainless bowls and that's what my 14mo old uses if I'm not sitting next to him.

and regarding the "cheap + convenient" comment....in my mind that often also equals "of questionable material and not necessarily well made, which means that I'll be buying more 'cheap + convenient' than if I had taken five extra minutes and spent 5 extra dollars."

Melamine Mania: Fun, Durable (and Safe?) Tableware
3/18/11 10:55 AM

Yeah - the bjorn is not good for anyone involved. I'll stick with our beco and our wraps.

Baby Björn Organic
1/19/11 01:09 PM

saving this for when we're past the toddler stage (that we're not even in yet.) Right now I've just upholstered our coffee table in chalk cloth. It's working for us. Images here: http://embrita.blogspot.com/2010/08/babyproofing-step-one.html

Getting More Out of Your Coffee Table Revisited
10/19/10 02:07 PM

the only nod I have to childproofing my furniture is that we upholstered our (solid wood) slab cocktail table with chalk cloth. The sharp edges + a toddler....i hedged there. And the chalk cloth? well that's just fun.

But I'm really blase about thing like that. Furniture is there to be used and if at the end it looks used, well, then it served its purpose.

New Options for Kid-Friendly Upholstery
10/1/10 06:30 PM

peak = the top of a mountain
peek = to look at something.

I love the shadow box idea!

Creepy Halloween Specimen Art
9/23/10 11:20 AM


Free Printable Bookplates

8/14/10 12:27 PM

I agree - cloth are much cuter!

Look! Cynthia Rowley Designed Pampers
8/3/10 12:53 PM

I have one of these from when i was a kid. It's going to be our nature center (inspired by sewliberated's corner)

Great Idea: Creative Storage for Teeny Trinkets | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
6/7/10 02:06 PM

For a jaunt around the neighborhood? Hell yes!

Not everything has to be practical, people. Some things can just be FUN.

Moms On The Go — Meet The Scooter Stroller | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
5/19/10 07:44 PM

We're not at "toy overload", yet, but we're trying to curb it now...these are great tips to help with that.
And I like Chris Rock's method. Filing that one away! (My stepfather does that with his shoes, BTW)

Institute a Toy Storage Limit | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
4/26/10 01:58 PM

waaaay less organized. But he's not even 3 months old, yet, so hopefully that will rectify itself.

Being An Organized Parent | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
3/30/10 01:29 PM

I like the idea of plexi on the table.

(and yes, Calebmom, we actually do have a midcentury teak dining table - my husband inherited it when his grandfather died)

wonder if a cut-to-fit sheet would fit in my car....

Look Again! Photo Frame Polystyrene as Toddler Placemat | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
2/18/10 05:17 PM

This is great! I wonder if it would work for baby bouncy swings, too?

An Indoor Swing for Renters | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
2/8/10 03:24 PM

The AAP has linked Babywise (and other cry-it-out sleep training) to dehydration and failure to thrive.

If you opt to sleep train your five month old (who is likely growing and therefore needing those night feedings) please do so with all available knowledge and without denying your child of valid needs.

This is a good resource (and has source links) http://www.drmomma.org/2009/12/babywise-linked-to-babies-dehydration.html

What you decide should be what's best for your family, and like the PP said - don't let other people make the decision for you.

Sleep Training without Disrupting the Neighbors Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
2/3/10 08:19 PM

Love this idea for our nursery. Things like this make me glad we're waiting!

Corner Bench in the Nursery | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
2/2/10 04:22 PM

NEEEEEEED. He's not even born yet and I need that!

Vintage Vespa Upcycled Into Rocking Toy | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
1/7/10 06:18 PM

We own a tv, and a wii and a PS3. But we don't even have reception. Never have. We watch DVDs and I catch the Daily Show on their website.

The only thing I miss - live College Basketball games. ESPN streams some, but not all. I'd love for the networks to get on the ball and just put everything online.

Did Your Family Ditch the TV? Survey | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
1/4/10 03:21 PM

Ditto everything Cicero said...except that Craigslist thing.

We had all of our local meat sources handled and then we moved (from TX to CA) and are still trying to figure all of that out.

Luckily, a viewing of Food, Inc lit the necessary fire under us and we now have some options we're exploring for local beef, dairy, eggs, and fish.

I often wonder what would happen to the ecosystem if everyone became vegetarian. We are not a culture that considers our animals sacred, so would they die out due to large commercial farms "needing" pasture land for crops? And this comes to mind after the story I read this morning in the NYTimes about the Federal Government wanting to corral wild horses.

AT on ... Can You Be Green and Eat Meat? | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
12/8/09 06:56 PM

This would solve the "keep the pitcher in the fridge or on the counter" discussion we're constantly having in my house...

Win this Clean Water Countertop Filtration System from Cuisinart!Holiday Giveaway 2009 | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
12/7/09 01:47 PM

That's ridiculous. If they're going to regulate anything, it should be energy by size so that it's as optimized as possible.

That being said, we've got a 42" widescreen CRT that we use for video games and dvds. All of our "television" happens streaming online.

Making that - watching "TV" in real time over the internet - easier would also curb energy use.

Hot or Not? California to Limit TV Size | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
11/16/09 04:51 PM