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Display Name: Edielou
Member Since: 1/9/09

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Happy 1st Birthday to Edie from another Edie! I rarely see my name used, and I'm glad to share it with a beautiful baby!

Happy Birthday Edie | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
7/27/10 01:53 PM

We're using the Fisher-Price one featured above and are pleased with it. It's super easy to set up, clean, and take with us when visiting family!

Booster Chairs Roundup | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
3/12/10 02:05 PM

My 19 month old will only sleep in his crib. This is inconvenient when we need to go somewhere since he will NOT sleep in his carseat. But he is a great napper when at home in his crib! He sometimes naps in a play yard when at his grandmother's house, but usually ends up crying and then falling asleep on her shoulder. He has her well trained!

Does Napping Have to Be in the Bedroom?Survey | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
1/14/10 07:14 PM

Previous to my son's birth (now 19 months) I worked at a vet clinic and had taken in way too many cats. When my son reached about 7 months old I bit the bullet and started finding homes for most of them. It was difficult and I felt very guilty, but very relieved. We've gone from 6 housecats to only one full-time housecat and one that is mostly outdoors now, but comes in when it's really cold. I've also started shutting the cat and our very yappy chihuahua in the kitchen/dining room at night, and that has eliminated the cat and dog races up and down the hall beside the nursery and the cat mrowing at our bedroom door. Now my main issue is stalking tracking info online when I'm expecting a package to be delivered. Because of course it's going to be delivered during the baby's naptime and of course the dog is going to go nuts at the first sound of a delivery truck!!

Pets that Wake the Baby | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
1/7/10 01:21 PM

I would love to convince my husband to drop our Direct TV for a couple months to see how it goes. I watch practically no television besides a few kid's shows with my 19 month old son. He likes Sesame Street, Jack's Big Music Show, and Olivia - all of which could be watched from a dvd instead. The few shows that my husband watches somewhat regularly could easily be watched online.

Did Your Family Ditch the TV? Survey | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
1/4/10 03:02 PM


I have these Munchkin brand bowls. It took my son a total of three feedings before he learned how to peel up the edge of the suction cup and fling it to the floor. I didn't try them until he was around 12 months, so maybe they would have worked longer if I had introduced them earlier. If I try to use them now (not even bothering to stick it down) all he wants to do is turn it upside down and study the suction cup. Also, they are not microwave safe.

Suction Bowls Transitioning to Tableware | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
12/9/09 12:49 PM

I think taller parents actually have the advantage with fixed rail cribs. My husband and I are both fairly tall, and have had no complaints with our son's crib. It was very easy putting a sleeping baby down without waking him when he was small and the mattress was at it's highest levels. Once he was sitting, and then standing, the mattress was lowered but it still was fairly easy getting him in and out. Now he is 18 months and at the lowest possible mattress setting, and I am 8 months pregnant, but I can still manage to lay him down in the crib without much problem. If I was shorter, there would be no way!

Comfortable Crib for Tall Parents Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
12/4/09 07:09 PM

It's never really crossed my mind to have a separate table for kids. My son, 18 months, sits in a booster seat with us at the table.

High Chairs or Their Own Table : Where Do Your Kids Eat? | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
12/4/09 01:45 PM

Aveeno Baby fragrance free daily moisture lotion - It's just right, not too greasy or too light, and no fragrance to get mixed up with my body spray. Even my husband uses it!

Your Favorite Baby Product...for You? | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
11/19/09 08:36 PM

The small town salon I go to and love offers mani/pedi parties for little girls. I think the idea is cute and a lot of fun, and I would have absolutely loved it when I was little! But the way the ladies at my salon present the party keeps it fun and innocent, just an evening of playing dress-up and being girly. When it's kept in that context I have no problem with it. However, when it's taken out of proportion like the previous commenters have mentioned, I find it extremely tacky.

Hot or Not?: Tween Mani/Pedi Parties | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
11/12/09 10:20 PM

You chose a lovely, calming shade of pink! I purchased the same crib for our little girl (due in Jan.) and picked out bedding with very similar colors to the ones you have used in Emily's nursery. I even plan to paint a tree mural! I hope my daughter's room turns out as pretty as yours!

Emily's Pink Pearl NurserySmall Kids, Big Color Entry # 40 | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
11/12/09 02:13 PM

My son, 7 months, received these blocks for Christmas from his geeky (and cool) uncle! I'm only using them for display right now. The edges on ours are just a little bit sharp, they smell very strongly of wood smoke (I guess from the wood being burned away by the laser?), and the wet slobbery blocks left some stains on my son's clothing. I think they will be appropriate for him to play with when he's a little older, maybe when he's not teething and putting everything immediately in his mouth. However, the blocks are amazingly detailed and awesome!

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Young Mad Scientist's First Alphabet Blocks
1/9/09 11:19 PM