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bio website mutantmarionette.com
location Mountain View, CA
age 25
visits member for 3 years, 3 months
seen Apr 27 '12 at 16:33

Married in May 2010, with one daughter born in March 2011. I have a bachelors in math, and in my free time, I'm a developer on mutantmarionette.com (an AI programming game).


Dec
31
comment When is too young to give up the nap?
Quiet time is a great habit to start, according to my friends with multiple kids. It gives you an hour or so of quiet time when all the kids are in their rooms.
Dec
13
comment How can I tame my 5 year old's wild hair?
+1 for not letting your uncomfortable feelings transfer to your daughter.
Nov
30
comment Techniques for teaching children from the start about how to read advertising?
"Ad Time" sounded a bit weird at first, but I like your point about showcasing how artificial advertisements can be. Looking at an ad critically leaves you with a totally different impression than watching in passively.
Nov
16
comment What are important legal and financial steps for new parents?
I have never gone through this first hand, but I've read that the court charges fees to your estate for having to divy up your stuff for you-- fees that would probably cost more than writing a will.
Nov
10
comment Can learning sign language be harmful for babies' speech development?
Thanks for the link @Beofett!
Nov
10
comment How to remove brown stains from colored underwear?
I haven't tried a biological washing powder like @noelicus suggested (I've usually heard them called "enzyme cleaners", or something similar), but I have heard rave reviews from people who have used them. If you haven't tried it, you should give it a shot.
Nov
5
comment How do I get an easily distracted 5 year old to eat more?
+1 for "don't push beyond the child's desires". Unless he begins to look malnourished, I would let his own hunger dictate the amount of food eaten, and just make sure the food he does eat is nutritious.
Nov
5
comment What is the best strategy for adjusting an toddler's sleep cycle during Daylight Savings?
This is actually a great idea, and it would apply any time you need to adjust a child's schedule (going from summer to getting up for school, change in parent's work times, long vacation in a nearby time zone, etc.)
Oct
31
comment When should a child transition through the different car seats, to none, and to the front seat?
Thank you! It was a very thorough question, which helped.
Oct
28
comment What's the best way to extract baby snot?
I was surprised at first that they would even sell something like that, but I tried it out on my hand, and the suction didn't seem strong enough to be dangerous.
Oct
28
comment What's the best way to extract baby snot?
Wait, like an actual vacuum cleaner?
Oct
24
comment What should I do about my 3 month old baby wanting to nurse all night?
Done! I couldn't find one at first, and got lazy. ;)
Oct
15
comment Is Television appropriate for meal times?
-1 for no explanation or reasoning.
Oct
15
comment What makes for a good pre-schooler educational toy?
+1 for taking into consideration "should she be able to figure it out by herself".
Oct
15
comment Are vitamin supplements necessary for newborns?
Would you mind if we made this question more general (as in, for both formula and breastfed babies?) I would like to know if they are necessary for breastfed babies as well, but i feel like writing a second question would be too repetitive.
Oct
8
comment What toys tend to be a child's favorite, and why?
+1 for water toys
Oct
4
comment How often should my wife breastfeed our newborn?
4 hours did sound long to me, but that was the number the doctor I was linking to gave. The main point I wanted to get across was not to let your newborn sleep through the night before 2 weeks.
Oct
2
comment How can my toddler learn to stay under the blanket at night?
@WilliamGrobman: I think this (tinyurl.com/3p99nek) is the type of "sleeping bag" he's referring to.
Oct
2
comment Is the “1 2 3 Magic” strategy for disciplining effective?
For the most part I agree with this answer, except for the "straight to punishment" part. For younger kids (2 or 3), their memories aren't as consistent as older children, and they can legitimately forget being punished for something just a few days earlier. Reminding them they are misbehaving, by counting or otherwise, gives them the benefit of the doubt. After that though, definitely punish them consistently.
Oct
2
comment When should a child see Star Wars: A New Hope
This question seems both too vague and too specific at the same time.