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bio website vorlon.case.edu/~axj33
location Cleveland, OH
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C# and C++ developer at a software company. On the weekends I spend a lot of time fixing and remodeling my 1926 foursquare house.


Sep
11
revised Is cryopreservation of sperm worth it for non-emergency “personal backup” purpose?
added 1 character in body
Sep
10
answered Is cryopreservation of sperm worth it for non-emergency “personal backup” purpose?
Aug
29
awarded  Editor
Aug
29
revised Disney, Dreamworks and Pixar: What is the appropriate age to start showing their films to a child?
added reference to the book
Aug
29
answered Disney, Dreamworks and Pixar: What is the appropriate age to start showing their films to a child?
Jul
18
comment How can I get a toddler I care for during the day to take a nap?
How do his parents put him to sleep? I ask because if he is not used to just "crying it out" with them, it may be a struggle for you to try implementing it. Basically try matching what the parents do, if they hold him until he sleeps try that, or if they pat him in his crib try that instead.
Jul
9
comment What to do if my new-born child urinated into own ear?
Your link is to an article that is a few years old. Recent research is challenging that long held belief, a quick internet search mostly pulls up stores on news sites or WebMD. Since you posted a "real" study I will link to a "real" one too, though you the paper is not available to the public. "Urine Is Not Sterile: Use of Enhanced Urine Culture Techniques To Detect Resident Bacterial Flora in the Adult Female Bladder", Journal of Clinical Macro Biology (jcm.asm.org/content/52/3/871.abstract)
Jul
8
comment What to do if my new-born child urinated into own ear?
FYI, urine is not sterile (sciencenews.org/blog/gory-details/…) but that does negate the rest of the info you provided.
Jul
1
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
14
accepted What direction should baby gate swing when installed at top of stairs?
Sep
29
asked What direction should baby gate swing when installed at top of stairs?
Jan
30
comment Is it normal for an infant's weight to fluctuate?
Yes, measuring "output" is one way to make sure they are eating enough (in the hospital/NICU they do this with every diaper change). Another option to figure out how much the baby is taking in a feeding is to weigh the baby before eating and after (subtract after weight from before wait to give you the amount of milk the baby took). Weighing diapers is easier than weighing babies so it is used more often.
Jan
9
comment Do I really need to wake my newborn to feed him?
It sounds like this doctor was worried that jaundice might develop (when the body has too much bilirubin that it cannot get rid of). For jaundiced babies the simplest/first solution is to increase feedings (so they poop more, the bilirubin leaves the body with the poop). It is pretty easy to test a baby’s bili level to see if this is a concern or if it needs treatment.
May
6
awarded  Teacher
May
3
answered Choosing a Doctor
Mar
21
awarded  Critic
Oct
18
comment Are outlet covers needed with tamper resistant electrical receptacles?
We have a number of off-white receptacles with white face plates (and white trim in the whole house). After this and the previous responses, I will likely be replacing these with white TR receptacles so they look better and are more "baby-resistant".
Oct
14
awarded  Scholar
Oct
14
accepted Are outlet covers needed with tamper resistant electrical receptacles?
Oct
14
awarded  Student