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These are all quite interesting, but how can food not be an acceptable topic! Sharing restaurants and recipes is a great conversation starter.


"To Avoid a Sense of Confusion" Etiquette Tips from 1906 Retrospect | Apartment Therapy New York
11/12/09 04:39 PM

Some of these are lovely, but I'm really surprised by the number of people who have glasses not in cupboards and items lined on top of cupboards. Really very unsafe for earthquakes. But, perhaps it was part of the staging for the show.


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | California Modern: Five Small Inspiring Kitchens
10/5/09 10:57 PM

Perfect timing!! Been looking for something like this.


Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh | Kidishes Tempered Glass Dishes
10/2/09 04:47 PM

I'll be interested to see how this turns out - so far it looks quite good! Although I might be biased because the blue looks like the same blue as I have for the trim in my son's room. I often think about what we would do with the room if we had another child, especially a girl, so I'm curious to see how you end up finishing it.


Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh | Mini Tour: A Shared Gender-Neutral Space
9/25/09 04:21 PM

This is adorable!! How lucky these babies and their mommies are to have each other.


Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh | Happy Birthday Benjamin, Cora, Oliver Abbott
8/31/09 04:21 PM

I too have had a great experience joining a moms club. They get a bad rap, but I think when you join when your kids our newborns, when moms are their most needy and open-minded, you can form good friendships. It's not always perfect, but it beats sitting at home alone with your child.


Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | In Defense of the Play Date Slate.com
8/3/09 10:22 PM

I have to disagree with not buying newborn sized clothes - I followed this particular tip when my baby was born and was very sad when we had nothing in the proper size to bring him home from the hospital in. I thought I'd have a huge baby, but he was born small and stayed small for a while, so I ended up having to run out and buy a bunch of newborn clothes. Have a selection of sizes would be my recommendation.


Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Good Questions: Extraneous Baby Gear?
5/16/09 01:06 PM

I have this one...it does look nice in person. There are a few drawbacks - it has a large footprint and so is not easy to move from room to room. Also, it is not quite as bouncy as other bouncy chairs. But it worked great just sitting in our living room - looked good and our son was usually happy sitting in it.

The IPod feature is ok...didn't use it much as the speakers make everything sound pretty bad. But it was a nice break from preprogrammed songs.


Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Hot or Not? Combi iPod Bouncer
4/1/09 04:57 PM

I second the recommendation for the Hemnes. It sturdier than a lot of IKEA furniture, well priced and comes in a nice range of colors and sizes. We have the 3 drawer in yellow with a simple changing pad on top and it's perfect. There is room for the wipes warmer next to the changing pad too.


Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Good Questions: Info on Dresser Quality Durability?
3/27/09 05:22 PM

I highly recommend checking out the selection at Overstock. We have ordered 2 rugs from there, one for the nursery and have been very pleased with both. I find they have a good selection of rugs (check the contemporary section) and the prices can't be beat.

I don't think this is at all what you are looking for, but I've been wishing I had a girls' room to decorate with this one for months...

http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Hand-tufted-Contemporary-Dasa-Rug-5-x-76/3666175/product.html


Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Good Questions: Good Quality Rug to Grow with Child?
1/27/09 03:04 PM

Looks like all the essentials have been covered, so I will just reiterate and add a few specific links...

Do get newborn sized clothes. I was convinced I would have a 10lb. baby, and he was 6lbs7oz and could barely fit into the newborn stuff.

I prefer actual large blankets for swaddling - once you get the hang of it, I think they work far better than the Kiddopotamus thingies. Anais ones are lovely, but expensive. Walmart has some good basic cotton ones that are oversize and work great. They are called George receiving blankets. http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=9863554

Slings are lifesavers. Bouncy chairs are great too.

The simpler the better. In fact, I found that to be the case for most baby stuff - just get the simple ones - bestselling items are often a good place to start. I was way too obsessed with getting thing off the beaten path and ended up discovering that babies like really simple baby-ish things, and don't care about my stylish high chair.


Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Good Questions: Baby Essentials?
12/2/08 06:00 PM

Other people love Westways too? I literally have my new issue sitting here next to me ready to read!


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Look! Sunset Magazine Mentions AT and Reader Comments
11/4/08 10:50 AM

Oh goody, a blog from the woman who insisted that all mothers should be making only fresh organic strained peas to feed their children. Blech. She really hasn't got a clue.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Goop: Gwyneth Paltrow's New Lifestyle Site
9/24/08 06:34 PM