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Forum: The Mindful Home   10-18-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By Toposlonoshlep
Hi!   All the mattresses we have in our...

Hi!
 
All the mattresses we have in our house are from Ikea, and most are foam...polyurethane foam of course. Yuck, but what can ya do? I cannot afford to do a natural or organic mattress...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   09-18-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By Toposlonoshlep
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by fruitfulmomma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   09-18-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By Toposlonoshlep
She didn't say and I didn't think of it in the...

She didn't say and I didn't think of it in the moment, but because of her lifestyle and her kids' lack of medical care, I don't think she would know if he was a carrier...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   09-17-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By Toposlonoshlep
Hello all! Tonight is the first time I have...

Hello all!

Tonight is the first time I have seriously considered whether I should vax my kids for Hep B...
I had a friend over and she has three fantastic boisterous kids, all the picture of...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-29-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,901
Posted By Toposlonoshlep
Thank you blackbird! It's good that you were...

Thank you blackbird! It's good that you were choppy, as you essentially gave me a list of what to focus on, which really helps me concentrate on what's most important. I super appreciate it!
I'll...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-29-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,901
Posted By Toposlonoshlep
Thank you so much, Darren! Exactly the path I...

Thank you so much, Darren! Exactly the path I was going to take. Luckily, the windows are all new, so I don't anticipate any friction there. The windowsills I will be covering with Child Guard. It...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-28-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,901
Posted By Toposlonoshlep
I think it's incredibly ignorant to say that I...

I think it's incredibly ignorant to say that I didn't have information or didn't do my homework. It's also ignorant to suggest I am endangering my children by living in an old house. The paint in...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-28-2012, 03:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,901
Posted By Toposlonoshlep
Wow. Amazing that Mothering can now be used as a...

Wow. Amazing that Mothering can now be used as a Craigslist-style advertising site... These lead inspectors/contractors are using it to advertise their services... Very sad.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-27-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By Toposlonoshlep
Thanks for your suggestion! I will give them a...

Thanks for your suggestion! I will give them a call and see if they offer any services. I am well aware that there will be lead paint underneath the new paint, but am under the impression that...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-27-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,901
Posted By Toposlonoshlep
Also, Darren, what is best to clean with around...

Also, Darren, what is best to clean with around the house to keep dust off the floors? I heard Simple Green will pick up lead. Is that true?
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-27-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,901
Posted By Toposlonoshlep
I plan to test all dust/paint surfaces within...

I plan to test all dust/paint surfaces within the childrens' reach. Because of our financial situation, moving and breaking the lease isn't an option. Neither is a professional assessment. I have...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-27-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,901
Posted By Toposlonoshlep
We signed a lease on a beautiful old house...

We signed a lease on a beautiful old house yesterday. It has all been repainted inside and out and the paint is in good shape. However, when I swabbed the windowsill where there was a tiny chipped...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-27-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By Toposlonoshlep
We signed a lease on a beautiful old house...

We signed a lease on a beautiful old house yesterday. It has all been repainted inside and out and the paint is in good shape. However, when I swabbed the windowsill where there was a tiny chipped...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-19-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,747
Posted By Toposlonoshlep
Oh man..... That's my worst nightmare. Yes, the...

Oh man..... That's my worst nightmare. Yes, the pesticides in a bug bomb are gaseous, and yes, they permeate all fabric and settle on hard surfaces. Wash all floors and surfaces thoroughly, steam...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-19-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 328
Posted By Toposlonoshlep
I have a major fear of pesticides and offgassing...

I have a major fear of pesticides and offgassing chemicals and therefore avoid carpet at all costs. However, we just found a perfect little country home to rent and I don't want to pass it up just...
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-13-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,937
Posted By Toposlonoshlep
I should also mention that although it was...

I should also mention that although it was oil-based polyurethane it said "350 VOC compliant" on the label. What does that mean? Good or bad?
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-13-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,937
Posted By Toposlonoshlep
Hmmmm... So now it gets a bit more hairy...They...

Hmmmm... So now it gets a bit more hairy...They offered us the house and along with other questions I did ask about the varnish. It's VOC compliant oil based.... I have read that oil based finishes...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-12-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By Toposlonoshlep
Thank you for all of these! I just saw all the...

Thank you for all of these! I just saw all the other responses. I actually asked the neighbor in passing what he was spraying in passing after I posted and he said Weed B Gon (So, yes, 2,4-D along...
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-12-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,937
Posted By Toposlonoshlep
I fell in love today.......with a house. It's...

I fell in love today.......with a house. It's this amazing duplex with a sun room and an organic garden and beautiful everything in our price range and they want us to move in July 1st. The only...
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-12-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By Toposlonoshlep
As a long time NYC apartment dweller, I can tell...

As a long time NYC apartment dweller, I can tell you that nothing works besides insane amounts of Borax and that brown gel the pest guy applies to hinges and edges of things. They carry the gel to...
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-12-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,220
Posted By Toposlonoshlep
We don't use plastic at all (which for us means...

We don't use plastic at all (which for us means avoiding more than BPA). I use glass containers to freeze baby food and other stuff. Mine are from the Mighty Nest, but if you google glass freezer...
Forum: Family Safety   06-12-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By Toposlonoshlep
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by MarineWife http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-26-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By Toposlonoshlep
I am going to cross-post in Toddlers since it...

I am going to cross-post in Toddlers since it also concerns my three year old, but I don't really know where this should go...
 
I am feeling absolutely unbelievably awful and anxious. I don't...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-26-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By Toposlonoshlep
I am going to cross-post in Life With A Babe...

I am going to cross-post in Life With A Babe since it also concerns my newborn, but I don't really know where this should go...
 
I am feeling absolutely unbelievably awful and anxious. I don't...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   05-14-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 217
Posted By Toposlonoshlep
With my DS (now 3) we waited until 4 months to...

With my DS (now 3) we waited until 4 months to start Dtap, and waited until he only needed one dose of Hib (is it 18 months? 15 months? Can't remember...) Now I have a one month old and I am trying...
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