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Lapsed Catholic. Luddite Geek. Shy Chatterbox. A mass of contradictions wrapped in an open enigma.

Some days, I really regret making http://stackoverflow.com/a/3638034/14250 a comm. wiki question. Then I get back to helping people solve problems rather than trying to help myself score rep. (Man, but 600 upvotes. Six. Hundred.)


Jul
25
comment What are the differences between a child who was born vaginally versus via caesarean section?
Sectio caesare is (I think) the term used in some European languages such as German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese. I think we should change it to match the language of the rest of the question. @kalingga, is this okay with you?
Jul
24
revised How can I help my 6-year old Cousin eat healthier?
edited title
Jul
7
revised How can I help my baby poop
added 1 characters in body
Jul
7
comment How can I help my baby poop
Our baby's currently on a 4 day poop cycle, as far as I can find this is perfectly normal.
Jun
17
answered Baby breastfeeds for only 5 mins before sleeping again
May
31
comment Nearly 2 and doesn't comprehend speech
I think with this, I'd see a paediatrician immediately. When you say he doesn't understand, can you give an example of something you. NOT A DOCTOR: I'd suspect some form of hearing issue, even if he's picking up on noise, but it could also be something on the autistic spectrum.
May
31
answered How and when should I teach my children how to swim?
May
30
comment Do dummies (“pacifiers”) hinder speech development?
+ 1000: Great list of up to date sources, and intelligent analysis of the relative data.
May
28
revised Do dummies (“pacifiers”) hinder speech development?
Re-tagging to be clearer about the age
May
28
comment Can I help settle my child and make them enjoy nappy changing
+1: We're suffering from this with a 3 week old, and every midwife/family elder just sort of nods, so it appears to be a common issue.
May
28
comment What are the objective arguments against immunizations for infants and children?
The source given reads: "Legal decisions were made and damages awarded despite the lack of scientific evidence to support vaccine injury claims", so I don't think it answers the question the way it's being presented here. An attempt to prevent out-of-court settlements for nuisance suits from leading to epidemics is not evidence of serious harm, it's evidence of ambulance chasing. As Beofett points out, there is a good table there, but all it gives is an acknowledgement of potential harm, not actual figures.
May
27
comment Why my 2 years old doesn't talk?
Already asked and answered: parenting.stackexchange.com/questions/35/…
May
24
revised How much time with friends (away from family) is reasonable?
expanded initialism
May
20
accepted How can Dads Cope When Going Back to the House Alone?
May
20
comment Can pacifier-use interfere with breastfeeding?
We used a cup with a lip for additional feed, as it causes less nipple confusion, at the cost of more spillage.
May
19
comment How can we make our newborn breastfeed less frequently?
Ah, someone else using "8-9 days" and "a short time" as mutually exclusive concepts. Good to know I'm not alone.
May
19
comment How can we make our newborn breastfeed less frequently?
+1 for citation.
May
19
answered Gift idea for breastfeeding mom
May
19
comment Gift idea for breastfeeding mom
+1 for cup. BIG cup. With a lid and a straw. My partner's currently breastfeeding, and a cup that she can drop from a short height without spilling everywhere is a godsend. Especially as she's stuck for 20 minutes/half an hour, unable to move, with water being drained out of her by our adorable spawn.
May
16
awarded  Civic Duty