A heater for the nursery (and other functional items)

So, it seems I’ve had a draft of this blog post saved for 10 months.ย I started reading it and realized I had more to say, so I decided to fix it up and get it out!

Beatrice’s room is COLD. Realllllly cold. As discussed here, the room is sort of an uninsulated afterthought added to the back of our apartment. There’s a wimpy heater vent underneath the changing table that isย completely ineffective.

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Continue reading!

Baby paint!

Sometimes, I don’t give Erik enough credit.

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He banished me from the house for a couple hours last Saturday afternoon so that he and Beatrice could work on a secret project. Continue reading!

How to remove a crib sticker without chemicals

Step 1: Wait until your baby learns to stand and has a few sharp teeth.

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Step 2: Release your baby into the crib. Continue reading!

Cloth Diapering: beyond 6 months

If my first post on cloth diapers left you hungry for more (or is that just me?!), today is your lucky day.

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There is no end to the tales I could tell about our diapering adventures. Continue reading!

Diaper rash solved, eczema conquered

You may recall the diaper rash saga that actually cost me my sanity a few months back …

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… especially when the rash turned out not to be regular diaper rash or even yeast but, rather, ECZEMA. After I had spent two weeks slathering my poor, defenseless infant in drugstore anti-fungal cream on the pediatrician’s recommendation.

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Well, I’m happy to say that after testing and adjusting and tweaking several recipes in my super scientific diaper rash cream lab, we have a winner! Continue reading!