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bio website labs.2-bit-toys.com
location Redondo Beach, CA
age 43
visits member for 2 years, 9 months
seen Sep 9 at 17:11

At any moment in time I may wear one of these hats: interaction designer, coder, gamer, educator, hacker, athlete, musician, chef, woodworker. I like to dabble in lots of things...from the virtual to the physical.


Sep
12
asked Installing car seat base…how tight is good enough?
Sep
8
awarded  Popular Question
May
14
accepted Is it safe for a baby to suck on bath toys?
May
13
asked Is it safe for a baby to suck on bath toys?
Mar
28
comment Is there any scientific evidence in favor of co-sleeping with children?
We have a technique for cosleeping which I think reduces the accidental asphyxiation from smothering (just speaking intuitively, I don't have any stats). We actually put the baby between us, at the same head level as us. We move our pillows so that she has about a foot or so of space. We started doing this when she was about 4 months old. It has worked out well for us.
Mar
26
answered How do you know when a baby needs to be burped?
Mar
25
answered How and when might I start teaching the language of music?
Mar
25
comment 5 month old won't fall asleep because she always turns herself onto her stomach
@Shauna She is very strong and can lift her head up. She can arch her back and head without even using the arms. When she uses her arms she can push up really high.
Mar
23
asked Sitting with my 5 month old as I work on the computer…harmful for my baby?
Mar
22
comment 5 month old won't fall asleep because she always turns herself onto her stomach
@SteveJackson - Once she can flip from her back to her stomach or vice versa? My baby can only flip onto her stomach but not back to her back.
Mar
19
comment 5 month old won't fall asleep because she always turns herself onto her stomach
Good question. Sorry that my question wasn't clear enough. :) Please see my clarification.
Mar
19
revised 5 month old won't fall asleep because she always turns herself onto her stomach
clarification
Mar
18
asked 5 month old won't fall asleep because she always turns herself onto her stomach
Mar
9
comment Are modern cloth diapers really cost efficient compared to disposible diapers?
The one issue with gDiapers is that you still have to buy different sizes as the baby grows. So if you are not planning on having another kid, you won't be able to reuse. We are using prefolds with diaper covers and we love them. We also have a few FuzziBunz hand-me-downs and they are great too. They have snaps that adjust as the baby grows. The new ones have adjustable elastic tension around the legs and the upper back. You can also use prefolds with the FuzziBunz as the cover.
Mar
4
comment What are good ways to clean plush toys?
Great advise Torben. When we buy toys we will definitely look for machine washable. (We have a bunch that were given as gifts...I'll try the lukewarm water with mild soap suggestion...although I'm not sure how we would rinse off the soap...I guess with just more lukewarm water)
Mar
4
accepted What are good ways to clean plush toys?
Mar
4
asked What are good ways to clean plush toys?
Feb
24
accepted Silicone bottle nipple, usually has a whitish film after washing and drying? Why is this the case?
Feb
24
comment Silicone bottle nipple, usually has a whitish film after washing and drying? Why is this the case?
@TorbenGundtofte-Bruun We only sterilize once in awhile...the other times we just wash with hot soapy water.
Feb
24
comment How to soothe a 4 1/2 month old during our night time sleep routine?
We're trying very hard to not let her cry it out. Fussing is ok, but not crying.