Torben Gundtofte-Bruun

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Hello, world!

I'm a father of one pre-schooler and one toddler. My stake in this site is to learn from you, and also to contribute as much as I can!

Based on my own childhood and parenthood, my specialties are (among others): twins, languages, and international aspects. For the record, I'm an identical twin and married to a fraternal twin. I speak 4 languages fluently and I've lived in 5 countries (Europe, Japan).

I enjoy using my experience to help others. That is why I am active at even more SE sites in the StackExchange network on topics that interest me.

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Outside of this site, I'm something of a Swiss army knife both professionally and in private, able to juggle a wild variety of things at once. I've worked in every kind of business that uses software. I'm also very good with tools, both IT and mechanic. Whether you need software design or assembling some IKEA furniture, I'm your man for the job. I'm generally soft-spoken but driven by clear principles.

To learn more about me, see my Google+ profile.


Jun
8
revised Is (supervised) play time alone beneficial for an infant/toddler?
edited tags
Jun
8
comment Will getting child care from a non-native English speaker impact my child's language development?
I have never heard of bilingualism helping a child's general development, but bilingualism may help a child's language development in the sense that the child better learns to distinguish sound patterns etc. (because different languages have different vocalizations, intonations, and melodies). It may also hinder the language development somewhat, simply because there's so much more to learn and keeping the languages separated is a mental overhead. The net sum is positive though.
Jun
8
answered Will getting child care from a non-native English speaker impact my child's language development?
Jun
8
comment Is crib use (mostly) universal?
That's a fun way of putting it :-) and while I agree about gravity, I find it easier to roll face-down then lift myself onto all fours, rather than doing crunches on a soft bed to get up. Maybe I'm different.
Jun
8
comment Is crib use (mostly) universal?
My son does this too! Like Swati's jhoola, I'm sure babies like it cramped when they need comfort. That's also why we hug the way we do - it's comforting.
Jun
7
answered Is crib use (mostly) universal?
Jun
7
comment According to the following symptoms, is our son ready for mash?
Some people dislike fruit juice because of the sugars and acids, but diluted fruit teas are a good alternative.
Jun
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
7
comment Do I need infant cloth diaper covers with a cut-out for the umbilical cord?
@Swati - good comment, why not use it as an answer instead?
Jun
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on At what age should siblings stop sharing their bedroom?
Jun
7
answered What do we do with the elder sibling during our baby's delivery?
Jun
7
revised How should we prepare for a parent-teacher consultation in preschool?
Fixed hyperlink.
Jun
7
comment When changing diapers, how soon should we put the new diaper on?
-1 removed. :-)
Jun
7
comment When changing diapers, how soon should we put the new diaper on?
I think your answer is missing the point? The question revolves around whether to put a diaper on when the skin is still moist. You didn't answer that, but I will remove my downvote if you edit your answer to address this.
Jun
7
answered How often should I bathe my newborn?
Jun
6
comment What safety gate can I use at the top of my stairs?
Fair enough. I was trying to address that with need only very little width... but I see your point. Let me see if I can make a photo of how our gates are mounted, it might help.
Jun
6
comment What safety gate can I use at the top of my stairs?
What's the downvote for? How can I improve my answer?
Jun
6
comment How do we make our toddler less afraid of robots?
irrational fear Yes I don't want him to want to tinker with the robots while they are operating...
Jun
6
revised How do we make our toddler less afraid of robots?
MInor edit.
Jun
6
comment How do we make our toddler less afraid of robots?
Haha, true. Then I'll need to figure out how to get him off the robots. I'll post back then to ask about that :-)