So we have started giving our baby some formula feeds (after advice from medical professionals. We are well aware of the benefits of breast feeding, and still do it as much as possible). [more inside]
posted by Cannon Fodder
on Oct 22, 2013 -
I am back at work 2 days a week, and my 3 month old will not take a bottle. Have been googling non-stop, and feel like we have tried everything. What worked for your baby?? [more inside]
posted by dil.emma
on Oct 14, 2013 -
In the curious 1975 comedy Linda Lovelace For President
, there's a scene in which, faced with the bankruptcy of her campaign, Lovelace starts inexplicably chanting the phrase "Soda water bottle, have a banana." This is picked up on by members of her marching band, and then becomes a series of calls and responses. The scene, completely safe for work, can be seen here
. What on earth is this a reference to?
posted by eschatfische
on Aug 13, 2013 -
I buy bottles of strauss organic whipping cream, it comes it little glass bottles and looks like this: pic 1
, pic 2
. As you can see, on the glass bottle there is a flat black imprint with some lettering and a logo. Is there any way to safely remove that imprint? I have something in mind I'd like to reuse my bottles for and I'd prefer them not to have that imprint. Thanks!
posted by long haired child
on Apr 13, 2013 -
A few months ago I finally found the water bottle I'd coveted for so long
. A few weeks ago, I lost it, along with everything else that was in my bag. And the bag itself. And my BLACK BELT. Anyway, after searching online for days, I finally found a shop in Poland that still had one. I ordered it immediately. I have it now.
The hole is *tiny*, invisible to the naked eye. I'd say it leaks about one drop of water a minute. I'm sad and angry and disappointed, but as this bottle is apparently the last of its kind that was on sale, I'd really like to fix it. Any ideas how to go about it? Note: I'm in the Netherlands, so I'm kind of hoping for a miracle cure that will be available to me here...
posted by Skyanth
on Feb 12, 2013 -
I have a few old glass bottles which I've cleaned, de-labeled, and given airtight cork tops. They're attractive bottles, about 750ml each with narrow tops, and I'd like a practical way to show them off ideally in the kitchen. I already used one to infuse olive oil and other to hold my dried dried beans rather than leaving them tied up in the pantry. What else can do with them?
posted by The Whelk
on Dec 5, 2012 -
This is really my question: How often do you finish a bottle of lotion? [more inside]
posted by akka
on Feb 4, 2012 -
I have a water squeeze-bottle on my bike. It has a black cap/drinking-assembly and I'm concerned that it might get really gross under there without me ever knowing about it. How should I clean it? Should I just get a different bottle?
posted by circular
on Jul 14, 2011 -
Thirty years ago, upon receiving the joyous news of my birth, my grandparents broke out the champagne. They kept the bottle as a memento of that day and recently gave it to me. I'd like to turn it into something both useful and beautiful. But what? [more inside]
posted by anderjen
on Jun 13, 2011 -
Our little baby boy has been in the NICU for the past 8 days and should be released in a less than a week. He was born 6 weeks early and before we had bought anything (even a car seat) so we're rushing to prepare for his imminent arrival. We came up with a few questions while shopping for baby stuff... [more inside]
posted by exhilaration
on May 24, 2011 -
Glass bottles that were in hot water with some dilute generic store brand WD-40, so they got some residue on them. I need to make them safe and clean for flavored vodkas for human consumption. Please help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 31, 2011 -
I need help finding a company that takes your existing wine bottle and turns it into a pillar candle by cutting off the top and pouring a candle into it. I believe it was in OR or WA. [more inside]
posted by bq
on Jan 6, 2011 -
I have a relative who enjoys Drambuie but absolutely hates the bottle redesign from last year. Is there anywhere in the US where I can still buy it in the old style bottle? Ideally somewhere in the area between Detroit, Michigan and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania? I realize I can buy an empty bottle on eBay or what have you and present it as a "decanter" with a new bottle, but I'm hoping I can maybe find a place with a cache of the old style bottles.
posted by Lentrohamsanin
on Nov 17, 2010 -
I need to make a "stamp" on wine and liquor bottles. What kind of inexpensive and waterproof material/label/stamp can I put on these bottles without having them fall off? [more inside]
posted by bluelight
on Oct 1, 2010 -
froze and thawed a bottle of coca cola. now half of the content is missing. is all that just the carbonation? [more inside]
posted by krautland
on Sep 17, 2010 -
I am emotionally attached to an old Sigg aluminum drinking water bottle (ie, I've had it for many years). But now it's badly dented. Is it still safe to use? The metal is unbroken, but I'm concerned that any kind of coating on the inside may be cracked/compromised. Any advice please from water bottle gurus.
posted by Xhris
on Aug 3, 2010 -
One-year-old kid has minimal interest in sippy cups, outright refuses to hold her own bottle. We would like to remedy this. [more inside]
posted by gnutron
on Jul 30, 2010 -
With the Beerlympics coming up, I need to "get in shape". Specifically, the Bottle Chug
. Sadly, straws are disallowed. Any other tips, tricks or advice to get my time down?
posted by TrueVox
on Jul 7, 2010 -
Are there any speakers (well, readers, technically) of Japanese who would be so kind as to translate the instructions on my water-bottle cleaning solution? I know it's basically "add water" but I'm look for specifics. Links to photos inside. [more inside]
posted by DenOfSizer
on May 12, 2010 -
Are there any good alternatives to 2L soda bottles for fermenting and storing home-brewed ginger beer? [more inside]
posted by goingonit
on Oct 7, 2009 -
Where can I find lightning closures for purchase sans bottle? I want to install them on my own bottles. (Description and photos below) [more inside]
posted by Merlin144
on Aug 23, 2009 -
The balsamic vinegar in my serving bottle (the kind with the metal spout) has solidified. Can I get it out somehow, or do I need to throw it away? [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit
on Aug 1, 2009 -
How do I get this
goofy cap on a bottle open? It's plastic and it appears to have a moving part inside. This is a bottle of cachaça, specifically Velho Barreiro, if that makes any difference.
posted by grimmelm
on Nov 8, 2008 -
Because this question just doesn't get asked enough: please help me remember this book I enjoyed as a child in the early 1970s. In it, 3 boys are at the beach. They find at least one (maybe more) message in a bottle, and I think the message is in some sort of code. I thought the title was "Three By The Sea" but I checked Amazon.com and the book they have with that title is definitely NOT the book I'm thinking of. Anyone?
posted by bluekrauss
on Apr 17, 2008 -
What's the best format for an extremely lightweight drinker to buy & store wine, to enable very gradual consumption without the wine going sour? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus
on Apr 8, 2008 -
I bought a 750mL bottle of Vodka from Safeway. The cashier forgot to remove the black plastic security alarm topper from it. Boo! [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam
on Jan 21, 2008 -