Peep’s Toy Nook

We don’t have a lot of extra room in this apartment.  And what room we have has already been utilized for things like couches, and a table to eat at.  So when it came time to find room for toys, we didn’t quite know what to do. Having been around enough kids to know they often prefer a shoe box to toys until they are much older, we bought a brown storage bin that could fit all of Peep’s toys until she was at least 1 year old.  She loved dumping it out, finding things, and using other items around … Continue reading


Peep’s High Chair – Stokke Tripp Trapp

My office threw me a great baby shower about 3 weeks before I gave birth.  My dear friend insisted that instead of individual gifts, they all pitch in and get me one nice thing (she knew my theory on fewer, better items).  I hadn’t registered for a highchair, but she steered the group that way.  They bought me the Stokke Tripp Trapp in bright red.  I loved the chair, but did exchange it for the Cherry to match our dining room. It has proved to be a great chair, and is still used daily. Pros: Small footprint – 13.3″ x 30.7″ x 18.1″ (DxHxW) Pulls right to … Continue reading


Peep’s Sweet Ride – The Bugaboo Cameleon

As I mentioned in a post about Peep’s crib my husband I had made the decision to purchase fewer, more expensive items that we loved instead of many things we only sort of liked.  This was how we ended up with the Bugaboo Cameleon. The Bugaboo company was founded in 1999 headquartered in Amsterdam and brought to the US in 2003.  I didn’t start seeing them until just before I got pregnant at the end of 2006.  Today’s strollers as we know them did not exist. (It’s hard to believe how far strollers have come in 4-5 years.) The Bugaboo was cool, modern, techy, expensive … Continue reading


The Skip Hop Pronto…the one thing I couldn’t live without

Peep was kind of a grab and go kid.  I breastfed. She didn’t spit up or have huge diaper accidents.  If I left with her, I could literally just leave with some diapers, wipes, my breasts and her.  Which meant that I was pretty free to use any bag I wanted.  The Skip Hop Pronto! changing station was the best thing I owned during this time.  I cannot say enough great things about it – it has just enough room for about four diapers, some wipes and a couple of other small things like extra socks or gas medicine.  It is probably the … Continue reading

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Peep’s Changing Area

I’ve never understood having separate changing tables.  I suppose if you have a lot of space they make sense but it always seemed like bringing in another piece of furniture that had a very short shelf life. We chose to get a short, 3 drawer dresser from Ikea and put the changing pad on top of that.  This worked very well for us.  The top drawer of the dresser was filled with diaper needs.  I used organizing boxes (again from Ikea) in the drawer for diapers, creams, medicines, etc. Now that Peep’s 4, and we’re totally out of diapers, the dresser is … Continue reading

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Peep’s Crib – The Stokke Sleepi

My daughter’s room is a converted porch measuring 7.5’ by 11’ which should be plenty of room for one small child.  It is a very sweet room that is only accessed through our bedroom.  It also comes with 6 windows, 2 doors, a radiator and a built in window seat.  There is no wall that doesn’t have some design challenge and there was no way a huge crib would fit.  We also were not interested in the design of these cribs.  This was 4.5 years ago and the options were slim. When I started to research smaller cribs, there wasn’t much … Continue reading

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