Highly Irregular

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location Napier, New Zealand
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seen Jan 30 '13 at 23:00

LAMP/LAPP programmer & designer, with interests in regular expressions, Bitcoin, sustainability, and ethics.


Jan
30
comment Is it normal for an infant's weight to fluctuate?
You're right @auujay, though the problem with weighing a baby is that it requires a set of scales that many people don't have (analogue scales aren't accurate enough, and kitchen scales can't handle that much weight). We used a digital kitchen scale for the nappies though.
Sep
11
awarded  Fanatic
Aug
23
comment Is it ok to be on diet while pregnant?
In the case of being overweight to begin with, to meet the extra nutritional requirements, perhaps it should be a change in food (to low-energy high-nutrition foods) rather than a reduction in quantity eaten.
Aug
9
revised When should I allow a child to swear?
added 52 characters in body
Aug
8
awarded  Organizer
Aug
8
awarded  Teacher
Aug
8
revised Does feedback from a baby monitor result in hearing loss?
Added noise tag
Aug
8
answered When should I allow a child to swear?
Aug
8
suggested suggested edit on Does feedback from a baby monitor result in hearing loss?
May
26
awarded  Enthusiast
May
23
comment are there any peer reviewed studies showing the benefits of video games for kids (especially girls)?
Not really the peer reviewed study the author was looking for, but useful & interesting nonetheless. +1
May
11
answered Is it normal for an infant's weight to fluctuate?
Feb
21
comment How can I teach my son to ride a bike?
After my 5yr old daughter had training wheels for a long time, we finally removed them. We tried a few techniques - riding on grass was too hard to pedal, footpaths were a bit bumpy, and in the end our long driveway was the best. Being summer, I didn't have a jacket to hold, but I helped keep her upright. She started to learn to lean into me when she felt unbalanced, but this stopped quickly as long as she had enough speed for some (gyroscopic) stability. We've got more learning to do, but progress is excellent using this method, and she feels pretty safe - important for a nervous kid.
Feb
12
comment How can I teach my son to ride a bike?
The steering you find natural is something that kids have to learn (though they probably won't learn consciously). I've heard your advice works well for adults (for snowboarding too!), but I get the feeling that this advice won't help kids much for learning to balance. It is obviously still important for avoiding obstacles though. (I didn't downvote, by the way!)
Feb
12
comment How can I teach my son to ride a bike?
what age was he? Despite the general opinion that training wheels slow the process of learning for most kids, this clearly worked nicely in a very short time, so is an option to consider - I think the age of the child and general level of co-ordination could make a big difference here though. Thanks for sharing! +1
Jan
15
awarded  Editor
Jan
15
revised What are the health benefits of giving children vitamins?
Changed "defiantly" to "definitely" as it was obviously a typo, and changed "is it" to "it is"
Jan
15
comment What are the health benefits of giving children vitamins?
Some regions of the world are also deficient in particular minerals eg selenium in New Zealand. Occasional brazil nuts are a simple fix for that problem though
Jan
15
comment What are the health benefits of giving children vitamins?
As long as one believes that massively diluted medicine (ie some types of homeopathic medicine) will work, at least there is the benefit of the placebo effect...
Jan
15
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