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I am an Assistant Professor of Biology at Longwood University. My main interests are how biodiversity affects ecosystem function in aquatic sediments. You can find out more about what my lab is doing here: http://longwood.edu/staff/fortinok


Feb
18
comment How can I address issues that concern me at daycare (and school) without creating tension with the staff?
@TorbenGundtofte-Bruun I added some more about what motivated the question. Hopefully this clarifies things somewhat.
Feb
18
revised How can I address issues that concern me at daycare (and school) without creating tension with the staff?
added history
Feb
18
asked How can I address issues that concern me at daycare (and school) without creating tension with the staff?
Jan
9
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
17
awarded  Good Question
Sep
11
comment Should we switch from cloth to disposable diapers?
I agree. What I feel is unclear in your answer is the system you are using to determine that these efforts are sufficient. If another parent were to arrive at this question with a similar problem I don't think they would be able to extrapolate your answer to a more general case. For example, in this case they stripped and switched detergents 1 time. Why is this enough effort while switching additional times would be fruitless? Do you have experience or evidence to support this threshold that other parents could draw from?
Sep
8
awarded  Teacher
Sep
8
awarded  Critic
Sep
8
comment Should we switch from cloth to disposable diapers?
-1 This is a valid opinion but it would be useful to know how you are quantifying "enough efforts".
Sep
8
answered Should we switch from cloth to disposable diapers?
Jul
31
accepted Should I respond to “fussing” the same as crying in an infant?
Jul
30
revised Should I respond to “fussing” the same as crying in an infant?
omitted poor part of question
Jul
30
asked Should I respond to “fussing” the same as crying in an infant?
Jul
26
comment Is it okay for both parents to be asleep at the same time?
@TorbenGB - I just chose vague wording, sorry... I actually mean that to be read as safe "baby" sleep practices. I meant to suggest that since true SIDS is very rare, as long as the baby was sleeping in a safe place, there was no need for the parents to keep a constant vigil.
Jul
19
comment Is it okay for both parents to be asleep at the same time?
@TorbenGB - there was a recent piece on NPR about how true SIDS is very uncommon and that most cases of "SIDS" are found to be due to suffocation that could have been avoided with safe sleep practices. All the more reason for both parents to sleep!
Jul
19
comment Do you use number of weeks or day of the month to determine an infant's birthday?
@cabbey - +1, awesome!
Jul
19
accepted Do you use number of weeks or day of the month to determine an infant's birthday?
Jul
18
asked Do you use number of weeks or day of the month to determine an infant's birthday?
Jun
29
comment What is a good baby laundry detergent that is not tested on animals?
thanks for the suggestion. yeah we try to go fragrance free as much as possible (I honestly don't like the smells anyway).
Jun
25
accepted What is a good baby laundry detergent that is not tested on animals?