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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.

valuable flair!

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.


May
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comment Sneaking vegetables (and other healthy foods) to small children
What is Veggie Booty? Is it a US product? A brand? A tv show?
May
27
comment How much should I interact with my newborn?
coded while breastfeeding - I hope your employer gave you medal! That's a feat. But yes, talking about your everyday stuff works well, it makes the baby feel in company, and it keeps your sanity. "Baby talk" is not required :-)
May
27
comment Where can we find ideas for activities for our toddler?
Just a small note on toys that make sounds: do yourself a favor and buy/select toys where the sounds are short. I agree that the sounds help attract and keep the child's attention, but it can be stressing for the parents when the child pushes a button on one toy, then moves to another toy while the first one makes noise for a minute.
May
27
comment How much should I interact with my newborn?
You will probably have to adjust your schedules to include time for a new person in your family. Work schedules can be rigid, but almost everything else can be adapted to your new life. Accept that your life is not "about you" for the time being. Parenting also means making sacrifices.
May
27
revised How much should I interact with my newborn?
Edited for clarity.; edited title
May
27
comment Where can we find ideas for activities for our toddler?
Converted to community wiki because there will no single best answer, but a collection if useful suggestions.
May
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revised How much should I interact with my newborn?
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May
26
revised How can I increase the numeracy of a toddler?
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May
26
revised Should I declare my baby when booking a hotel?
Added footnote.
May
26
answered When flying with an infant, what airport security restrictions for breast milk/formula/baby food apply?
May
26
comment What should I consider when flying with an infant?
... and even though the airline offers priority seating (Austrian Airways calls it "family service") then they still might ignore it if there's a lot of stress at the gate.
May
26
comment Can I use a stroller for my infant in Chicago's public transportation?
For carrying "in the arms", I can highly recommend the Manduca baby carrier (my physiotherapist wife says the very popular "Baby Björn" are anatomically dangerous).
May
26
comment Can I use a stroller for my infant in Chicago's public transportation?
@HedgeMage, funny that we commented the same idea at the same time! I suggest that we give silverCORE a chance to respond, and only close if it remains "too localized".
May
26
comment Can I use a stroller for my infant in Chicago's public transportation?
Too localized? This isn't going to be useful for the majority of the community if this deals specifically with Chicago metro, and the question might be closed as a result. @silverCORE, please consider rephrasing to make it more universal, or check out metrochicago.com
May
26
comment What should I consider when flying with an infant?
Doesn't feel like a duplicate of Good tips for making an international flight with a toddler, but still related. have you seen it?
May
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revised What should I consider when flying with an infant?
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May
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answered What should I consider when flying with an infant?
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wiki created travel description
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wiki created travel excerpt
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revised premature wiki excerpt
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