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bio website cabbey.smugmug.com
location Rochester, MN
age 39
visits member for 3 years, 7 months
seen Oct 22 at 21:15

Husband and father of one (and only one if I have any say about it) darling little boy (born late summer 2007)


Jul
18
comment Do you use number of weeks or day of the month to determine an infant's birthday?
did you mean " Once the child is 8 weeks old, switch to counting months." ?
Jul
8
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Jun
19
revised What is the best approach to cut the hair of an infant/toddler?
this is just as applicable to infant as toddler, widen scope
Jun
19
answered What is the best approach to cut the hair of an infant/toddler?
Jun
3
comment Are there any allergic-friendly alternatives for peanut butter & jelly?
Ah, I missed the age range, I suppose it makes more sense then.
Jun
1
answered Are there any allergic-friendly alternatives for peanut butter & jelly?
Jun
1
comment Are there any allergic-friendly alternatives for peanut butter & jelly?
Wow, are they really telling you not to send peanuts because one other kid in the class has nut allergies? I'm kinda shocked.
Jun
1
comment We're looking to get pregnant - what can we do to optimize our chances?
There's one item on Technique that is missing here. Both partners need to orgasm, and he needs to be first. The muscle contractions of the woman's orgasm have been shown (literally, with fiber optic cameras inside the vagina) to help get more semen into the fallopian tubes to be exposed to the egg by way of more of it being picked up by the cervix and brought into the uterus.
Jun
1
revised When should a toddler get out of the oral fascination?
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Jun
1
comment When should a toddler get out of the oral fascination?
Very good thought, and one we considered as well but I forgot to mention. I'll update.
May
31
comment When should a toddler get out of the oral fascination?
Good thought, I'll ask his speech teacher (he already has one). And yeah, the gum idea is horrifying. We've tried a couple of alternatives he was allowed to chew on... they weren't preferable apparently.
May
31
asked When should a toddler get out of the oral fascination?
May
27
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May
27
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May
24
comment What are some ways to teach a child how to spit (after brushing their teeth)?
I've been working on this very issue with my son lately... the problem doesn't seem to be knowing how to spit the toothpaste out when he's done, so much as not swallowing it constantly during the process so that there is something left to spit out.
May
24
comment Is starting a small fire a good way to the explain dangers of flammability?
+1 the BEST "don't play with matches" education I ever got in school was when we went on a field trip, ostensibly to a nearby zoo to see the baby owls, but it just happened the bus route went through a state forest that had been gutted by fire just a couple weeks prior. The bus driver slowed down so everyone could get a good look/smell, and one of the teachers gave a fire-and-brimstones lecture from the aisle. At the zoo, after seeing the owls, we also "got" to see the deer and bears that had been hurt by the fire.
May
24
answered Should we freeze some breastmilk for later use even if there's no excess supply?
May
21
comment How do I deal with a child that refuses to do a chore or task?
uh, yeah... you'll note I used the word "reward" right in the answer....