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[ - ] I have only 120k budget for down payment. I must put 30% down so that means I can afford only 400K home. We currently rent in very nice area for a bit less than 4K/month. We are hoping we don't have to leave Manhattan.. Where is the best place to buy? Condo or co-op with this budget? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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What size apt are yowling for? Look in net today. Someone bought in hudson heights for around 400,000 [ Reply | More ]
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At least an alcove studio. It doesn't have to be huge but I prefer nice looking apt [ Reply | More ]
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Why do you have to put 30% down [ Reply | More ]
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Need no credit check mortgage as I'm self-employed [ Reply | More ]
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I think all mortgages now require credit checks. You will have to furnish multiple tax returns, etc. Factor in closing costs as well. [ Reply | More ]
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I think you mean no doc, not no credit check? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Has anyone heard of the book series, "Black Butler"? DD wants to read them, and it looks "goth" to me. TIA! 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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In Victorian-era London lives the young boy, Ciel Phantomhive. On the night of his tenth birthday, a fire engulfed his manor house, his parents were murdered, and he was captured by a mysterious organization. After a month of enduring excruciating and humiliating torture, Ciel returns to the Phantomhive household with an enigmatic black-clad butler, Sebastian Michaelis. To others, it seems that the butler is simply the best at his craft, from anticipating his young master's needs to carrying them out to the best of his inexplicable abilities. Little do they know, Sebastian is actually a demon that has entered into a contract with Ciel, promising to help the boy achieve revenge on those who have wronged him in exchange for his soul. As the Queen's guard dog and standing at the top of the British underworld, Ciel solves the crimes plaguing London while waiting for the day he will exact his revenge. I'd check out graphics. Some of them can be demeaning to women--objectifying women. Not my cup of tea although I'm a sinophile. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Which downtown schools would you go to over TT uptown schools? Are there any uptown parents that schlep their kids DT? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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loads of schools downtown are great. Friends, Avenue, Brooklyn ones. which area are you looking at [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Phillip for a boy-- yay or nay? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Like [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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You know, there's something about that name that I've never liked but I'm not sure why. [ Reply | More ]
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same. but i love Phillipa [ Reply | More ]
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Ditto but Pippa Middleton ruined it [ Reply | More ]
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For me it is the hard "p" sound at the end. Phil is nice but hard to imagine in a little boy. [ Reply | More ]
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Nickname "Flip" [ Reply | More ]
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Which is kinda cute unless he's a country club type then a little douche-y [ Reply | More ]
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I like it [ Reply | More ]
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Oh, Philip you outshine the morning sun, my son. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Signs that a man is an aging playboy? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Dyes not only his hair, but also his eyebrows. [ Reply | More ]
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Greets women with "How are you doing babe?" [ Reply | More ]
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"ladies...." [ Reply | More ]
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He's smoooooth. You know it in an instant. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What's the best commute to midtown from NJ? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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GVI [ Reply | More ]
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What's GVI? [ Reply | More ]
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seastreak ferry to E 35th - 50 mins from highlands or atlantic highlands... lovely view, bar on board, etc. [ Reply | More ]
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$$$ though [ Reply | More ]
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That is true... Pay for convenience and having a more pleasant commute (much better commuters overall than train or bus) [ Reply | More ]
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summit [ Reply | More ]
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What part of NJ? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] St. Anns vs Dalton. Thoughts? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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if you have both options congratulations! [ Reply | More ]
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I'd go to St. Anne's -- all the Ivy accepts without any of the pressure of grades. [ Reply | More ]
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I would too, especially if you live downtown. Quality of kids and families says a lot to me! [ Reply | More ]
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i'm not jewish or asian so whichever is more white christian [ Reply | More ]
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St. Ann. More creative. [ Reply | More ]
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depends on location [ Reply | More ]
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take all of the advice with a grain of salt. Probably people hoping to get off Dalton Wl [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Bugaboo buffalo vs. Uppababy Vista? I've heard great things about each but would love to know what someone who has either has to say about them. A lot of $ to spend on a stroller so want to make sure we're getting the right one :) Thanks! 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Isn't the Buffalo meant to be used an all terrain stroller? [ Reply | More ]
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I love the vista. Love it. [ Reply | More ]
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^^And the new model looks so pretty!! [ Reply | More ]
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Apples and oranges in double mode, buffalo is side by side and is wide and Vista is a tandem stroller. Buffalo will be way easier to push and provide smoother ride if you are planning to use as a double, and I would get it for twins for sure over Vista. [ Reply | More ]
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I was crazy about my Vista--got it with #2, wish I'd had it with #1. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] When you just had1 db did you wake db up from their nap in order to be on time for social engagements, or did you just show up late? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Depends on the engagement. Hard beginning? Baby came and usually fell asleep again in the car seat. Open house type event? Whenever db woke up. [ Reply | More ]
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We split up: one adult showed up on time and the other showed up whenever. But I was dogmatic about naps. A little crazy even. A few times I declined invites because it was naptime. Or I'd get a sitter if I needed to be there on time. [ Reply | More ]
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My kids naps never influenced my life. They napped on the go. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't remember this coming up that often. Daytime events would start before naptime (so DC would nap there or on the way) and evening events well after. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Saint Ann's vs. Hunter? Trying to think about the decision in 2 parts: 1) the education, and 2) the $$. So for the moment, could anyone compare their thoughts on just the education/experience at each? I know they are very different... 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Unless you are so wealthy that money doesn't matter, go to Hunter. [ Reply | More ]
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especially if Hunter is closer [ Reply | More ]
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Honestly I don't understand the appeal of St. Ann's (apart from the track record of Ivy admissions under the previous head). It's such a dump of a building, classes are slack. Wonder how these kids fare in college or the "real world." Maybe I'm just to bourgeois. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] New Hope/Solebury. Hands down. Public but is like a private. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Yikes, meant to be under best public school in Philadelphia area. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Anyone got an easy wing recipe or know a good store brand? Buffalo wings 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 05:24 PM Flag
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bake wings, toss in franks hot sauce/butter mixture [ Reply | More ]
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That's it? Are they even good? If that works - you are awesome- that sounds too easy. Is it a real thing that you tried ? [ Reply | More ]
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yes, this is how I do them. I leave the skin on the wings and dry them off completely and bake on a rack for 40 - 50 mins until crispy. melt butter (about 2 tbls) in 1/2 - 1 cup of franks hot sauce and just toss wings in it [ Reply | More ]
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Do you cook them more once the sauce is on? [ Reply | More ]
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no, not necessary with hot sauce, but if I do a ginger soy glaze then I do [ Reply | More ]
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Thank you so much! :) [ Reply | More ]
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I'm making buffalo chicken dip. Cannot wait. [ Reply | More ]
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I love it - so easy, use rotisserie chicken - so much easier to eat and less messy than wings [ Reply | More ]
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Recipe ? [ Reply | More ]
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Anyone got a honey barbecue wing recipe ? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] One little blueberry has some fuzzy white mold. Do I have to dump the whole box? The others look fine. Just bought them two days ago, and I really want to use them in a smoothie. 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I would throw it out but the only reason I eat those is because they're healthy so ingesting NOKD would defeat the purpose. There's a bunch of spores in there. [ Reply | More ]
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^^omg. That autocorrected to NOKD. [ Reply | More ]
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thanks [ Reply | More ]
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better than NKOTB [ Reply | More ]
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In other words, no,OP. Get rid of the moldy ones and use the other ones ASAP. [ Reply | More ]
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Of course not. Just toss the moldy berry. [ Reply | More ]
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But aren't the spores dangerous? [ Reply | More ]
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Np. It's not going to make you sick but consistently eating mold over and over again is cancer promoting [ Reply | More ]
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Oh FFS stfu. It's fine OP. [ Reply | More ]
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Uh, ok. I wasn't trying to be alarmist. Op asked and so I answered. You suck. [ Reply | More ]
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You are alarmist. No mold causes cancer that grows on fruit. [ Reply | More ]
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ITA Do you eat cheese? Many have mold you eat [ Reply | More ]
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You know there's mold in blue cheese, right [ Reply | More ]
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Are you for real? [ Reply | More ]
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Spores are everywhere. It's not like the spores from one blueberry stay neatly within the perimeter of the container. [ Reply | More ]
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Even if you accidentally ate the mold, I doubt it's dangerous. [ Reply | More ]
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this, and rinse the others [ Reply | More ]
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I usually just toss the offending berry. But if it's more than one, I'll throw the whole thing out. Thin line between not wanting to take any chances and not wanting to waste money. Off season organic berries are not cheap. [ Reply | More ]
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rinse them. Toss the moldy one and rinse and pat others. [ Reply | More ]
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take the moldy ones out and rinse the others = they are fine [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] 6 yo girl in Boston died when a tree branch fell on her after the snow. So sad. Kid was just playing in the snow. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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CANTON, Mass. - A 6-year-old has passed away after being hit in the head with a tree branch in her backyard, the child's family told FOX25. Kaleigh Kenyon, her father, and brother were playing in the backyard in the snow when she asked her dad about building a snowman. “The next thing I know a tree broke and fell on her and him and I ran at it and, tried to lift her out of there and almost couldn’t,” Kaleigh’s brother told FOX25. When an ambulance arrived to the home on Indian Lane, she was still unconscious. She had a pulse, but her aunt told FOX25's Christine McCarthy it was "shallow." The girl was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton, where she later died. (1/2) We are asking you to please stay indoors, especially children. Numerous trees and branches are coming down creating an extremely — Canton Police (@CantonMAPolice) February 5, 2016 (2/2) dangerous situation. — Canton Police (@CantonMAPolice) February 5, 2016 Heavy wet snow was causing limbs to break all over Massachusetts. Canton Police asked that people stay inside away from falling trees, branches and power lines. They are especially urging parents to keep children away from trees. Later Friday night a second person in Canton was killed when a tree branch snapped and fell on him. [ Reply | More ]
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The other man was hit last night and died this morning. [ Reply | More ]
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horrible [ Reply | More ]
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Poor baby :( [ Reply | More ]
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So so sad. [ Reply | More ]
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This is terrible news. We live very close to Canton. We had a huge, mature tree break in half and come down, it just happened not to be one close to the house. DH had to go out and cut it up just so we could drive out. The snow is still heavily weighing things down, it is still no joke. Whenever I go outside, I can still hear branches cracking in the woods. [ Reply | More ]
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I hate that cracking sound, we have a lot of mature trees in the yard and that noise scares the shit out of me [ Reply | More ]
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First cranes, then trees.... [ Reply | More ]
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So very true. We don't have cranes, but hell if we don't have killer trees. [ Reply | More ]
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Awful. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Did you start letting db watch tv once they turned 2 or did you continue to hold off? 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Probably before that. He's in a TT and doing quite well. Don't believe the hype. If you engage them the rest of the time they are fine. [ Reply | More ]
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2.9yo doesn't watch much when we need it, we will use it. Until then I don't want to introduce it. [ Reply | More ]
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I am sure my kids watched before they were 1. They teens now and doing fine. But then again, this was in the days before ipads and phones, so it was very easy to control screen time [ Reply | More ]
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+1 I am the OR. There were no ipads/Iphones at time. [ Reply | More ]
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I started well before that [ Reply | More ]
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Waited until 4. [ Reply | More ]
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My kids watched copious amounts of TV. One has a masters degree, other is in college doing great. Screen time is fine IMHO. We enrich with lots of experiences too. [ Reply | More ]
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my kids grew up with the tv on, I like tv for background noise [ Reply | More ]
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"Also, other research has shown that one-, two-, and three-year-olds' play and attention spans are shorter in length in the presence of background television, and parent-child interactions are also less frequent in the presence of background television." [ Reply | More ]
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my kids and i are fine, they are in college now and don't seem to have any particular issues [ Reply | More ]
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What? My kids have been watchin the Kardashians since they were in the womb. [ Reply | More ]
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You create a monster when kids like TV. So why introduce? At some point (school) they'll figure out they're missing a show everyone knows. Then you can introduce. One of my kids had no interest in tv other was addicted. Really can't tell any difference between them scholastically and athletically. [ Reply | More ]
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First kid nothing before 2 and then very limited. Second kid watched what older sis was watching so all the rules went out the window but still pretty time limited. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] My 16 mo still doesn't walk yet. Should I go ahead and buy her real shoes? She's just been wearing hand me down boots that are too big, but mostly she is just in socks 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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If she doesn't walk she doesn't need shoes [ Reply | More ]
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is she trying to walk? good fitting booties or soft shoes might make the difference and give her a more stable base [ Reply | More ]
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Yes she pushes a wagon walker around or holds on our hands [ Reply | More ]
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No--unless they are flexible soles. [ Reply | More ]
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Go to stride rite and get something with ankle support. Though, bare feet is the best for new walkers. [ Reply | More ]
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Bare feet are the best. My DD didn't walk until around 17 mos. [ Reply | More ]
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Bare feet in the house, and once they're mobile, good sneakers. [ Reply | More ]
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