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Display Name: happyinseattle
Member Since: 1/29/09

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if you want a platform with rounded edges, check out Dania. We got our affordable platform bed there.

Ideas for Babyproofing a Platform Bed
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10/25/11 02:57 PM

I love Kal Barteski's "Hello Baby" (available from Blurb)... continues on indefinitely with very little strictly baby space. http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/656711

A More Stylish Memory Book for the Toddler Years and Beyond?
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8/3/11 02:41 PM

getrung.com sells the mats in a bunch of colors, so you don't have to be stuck with only the assorted brights. You can also get them to cover virtually any square footage; we did our whole playroom in their mats.

How Much to Invest in a Soft Play Mat?
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4/20/11 07:42 PM

would love to win this! Love it!

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12/6/10 06:40 PM

I'm surprised at those who don't understand why a new mom would want to feed baby privately without guests. Now that I'm an old pro at breastfeeding, it's not such a big deal, but I definitely remember not wanting to have to deal with helping baby latch, arranging myself & my engorged, uncomfortable breasts, and trying to remain covered in front of my father-in-law... it was an added stress that I really didn't need.

Also, I think some people who don't understand why new moms find guests a burden must've just had different experiences than I did. Not a single visitor brought food to us. Not one. And one family member even requested that I "whip up something for dinner" for her daughter, at 9 p.m., because the mom was "too tired" to do it when I offered her the use of the kitchen. This while I was still sore and limping around from delivering my 9 lb. baby.

And that is why not all new moms are jumping for joy when they find out friends & family want to visit.

10 Things You Should Know Before You Visit New ParentsMori.net | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
5/1/10 08:09 PM

for my fussy baby, it's a must-have... it's often the only way we can get her to sleep at all.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Good Questions: How Necessary is a Rocker or Glider?
3/2/09 02:30 PM

Crate & Barrel right now has lots of brightly colored, kid-friendly ones for about $36. They aren't the big chair-style ones like the Fatboys but still might work for you.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Good Questions: Affordable Floor Cushions
1/29/09 01:18 PM