We're heading to the beach with a baby in tow for the first time this summer, and I've been racking my brain trying to make sure that I am as prepared as humanly possible. While I realize that it probably won't be the relaxing book-reading/napping/water-lapping-at-my-toes-type experience that I've had in the past, I also hope that it won't be a complete and utter disaster. Here's what I've come up with so far:
Earlier this month Taryn filled you in on five things that are never worth skimping on in the home, a great list! But what about when it comes to baby time! Everyone tells you "you must get this" "you can't live without a decent that". What really is worth the big bucks, when it comes to baby goods?
Lula's nursery, which we featured recently on the site, is such a sweet, soft space full of whimsy and served with a perfect dollop of girliness. Love it? Want to try it at home? Here's how you can, for under $375 (including crib and rocker)!
So many parents-to-be dream of a brand new nursery for their brand new bub. But what if money is tight? What if there's a measly $50 sitting in the new nursery fund? Never fear, there are ways to expand even the teensiest of decorating budgets, that are simple and bound to provide results.
As I prepare for the birth of my second child and during this month of surveying small space living here at Apartment Therapy, I have been reflecting on where I would be giving birth if I still lived in NYC. Home births are on the rise in New York state, up 71% since 2004. With most of the state's population living in the city, I find myself imagining the logistics of home birth in my old apartment:
I have a 5-year-old, a 3-year-old, and a 16-month old, so my baby items have been through the test of time and three kids! Following are the items I'm still glad I bought, and the ones I learned I could have done without.
Last year we ran an article on how to avoid the dreaded dirty diaper smell, one of the most odorous odors a new Mom or Dad must face. And you couldn't resist! The rest of you joined in, with your incredible tips on how you've defeated the dastardly diaper. Read on for all you need to know about how to conquer the stink!
I've learned many things about parenting from fellow parents: from heart-to-hearts with close friends to one-off, casual conversations at the playground. No one has all the answers, but I'm glad to have been on the receiving end of some great advice. So it only makes sense that parents would have tried-and-true design and decorating information to pass on when it comes to putting a baby or child's room together. Here are ten smart and sage nuggets of advice straight from the mouths of parents who have shared their child's room with us.
Gold has become the accent color of choice lately and slowly and surely it is creeping its way into kids rooms. But how exactly does one decorate with gold without going overboard? Or end up with something that looks too grown up? Here are five simple guidelines to help even the most design-challenged of parents come up with something that looks contemporary, and classy, and cute.
My daughter is now 19-months-old and this is my take on the items I found to be both essential and non-essential during the first early months of her life. Everyone’s experiences are different, but these were the things that made life a little easier for us, as well as the things that we barely used and could have done without.