We have a collection of small bottles in our downstairs bathroom. They're all sort of oddly shaped, some have cork stoppers. They're the sort of thing you might see in a mad scientist's laboratory, your stoner older brother's room, or perhaps in the Oddly Shaped Bottle aisle of your local craft store. I would like to fill them with... things. [more inside]
Should I buy formula in bulk for an 11-month-old baby? I want to follow his lead on weaning, but I also don't want to waste money or formula. I'm looking for advice from parents who let their babies self-wean. [more inside]
My almost two-year-old still has a bottle of milk before bed. It really helps her fall asleep and she is VERY attached. We brush her teeth afterwards, so tooth decay is not an issue (in bed while she is half asleep, since she is too young to spit anyway and doesn't need to be at the sink). She does not use a pacifier or suck her thumb, so the bottle is the only thing that gives her that magical sucking comfort. The doctor says we should stop with the bottles, but why? [more inside]
A friend of mine is remodeling an older home in the midwest. Masons opened up a wall and found these mystery items. The bottle has a shiny residue inside; the stopper is rubber which is completely hardened and cracked. The third thing is glass, and a mystery. Does anyone here know what they are? (Bonus points if you have any idea why they might have been put inside a wall.)
What is your setup for bottle-feeding your infant on the go? We are interested in things like - How do you keep the leftover formula from spoiling, what does your on-the-go kit look like, how do you keep things clean, how do you heat up the bottle (or do you?) when you are out for the day, or at the park, or wherever. We have a 3 week-old who needs to be partially bottle fed but we are struggling with how to get outside and not starve him out, and not end up throwing away most of a bottle of formula. [more inside]
I was watching "Game of Thrones" this weekend and this bottle caught my eye. I know that they have a lot of the glassware custom made, but since this was only one scene, maybe they sent the set dresser to the local liquor store to get one? Anyone know if I could find one?
I am trying to design a part of a package for a bottle. Basically, once you open the box, you find the bottle resting on a dock (or a tray if you will), much like how the iPhone rests on a plastic tray once you open the box. [more inside]
I've been searching high and low for empty plastic bottles like the ones Voss water uses, but with no luck. Help? [more inside]
I bought this Salt & Pepper set at Bed Bath & Beyond a while back. I love the metal holder they come in. I run a hot sauce company and all my bottles are 5oz woozies, and they fit perfectly into these holders. Very snug and just look great. I have looked all over the place to find them where i can buy them wholesale and in bulk. The company that makes this product has a website that hasn't been updated in ages and emails do not get returned. Plus they are based out of Italy, so that is an issue as well. I have seen similar type products with square openings, or opening that are a little too big, but none that are as perfect as this one......Any suggestions on where to look? Primary need are circular opening that will hold a 5oz. woozie bottle. Much thanks!?
How to encourage someone to breastfeed without making them feel bad if they don't? [more inside]
I've got some heavy, fancy beer bottles, like this, at home. Throwing them out is a waste, and there is no deposit. What can I do with them?
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]
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]
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?
Can you help me make peace with giving my baby formula when he's at daycare? [more inside]
As I've mentioned before, I do so love the whisky. Can you recommend some true special occasion bottles? As a framework, let's say bottles $100 and up that are worth every penny. [more inside]
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!
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. It's leaking. 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...
What is the correct technique for smashing a beer bottle to ready it for use as an improvised stabbing weapon? [more inside]
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?
Please help me identify this glass bottle. [more inside]
Does my ideal drink container exist? [more inside]
This is really my question: How often do you finish a bottle of lotion? [more inside]
Suddenly my ten week old baby is refusing bottles of breastmilk. Just in time for daycare. Help! [more inside]
Where can I find a reusable water bottle with a small mouth? [more inside]
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?
anyone have unique ideas for using collected bottle caps?? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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.
Why isn't beer ever sold in plastic bottles? [more inside]
Any cool reuses for an empty Chambord bottle? [more inside]
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]
froze and thawed a bottle of coca cola. now half of the content is missing. is all that just the carbonation?
froze and thawed a bottle of coca cola. now half of the content is missing. is all that just the carbonation? [more inside]
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.
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]
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?
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]
Where can I buy more of these water bottles? [more inside]
A few commercially bottled beer questions for people who know beer: [more inside]
A bottle full of swirling, opaque, pearlescent liquid, that did not homogenize; how did we do that? [more inside]
Are there any good alternatives to 2L soda bottles for fermenting and storing home-brewed ginger beer? [more inside]
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]
What should I do with a crapload of bottle caps? [more inside]
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]
Looking for crafty suggestions for a big glass bottle [more inside]
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