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bio website cabbey.smugmug.com
location Rochester, MN
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Husband and father of one (and only one if I have any say about it) darling little boy (born late summer 2007)


May
20
comment How do I make sure I don't mix up identical twin newborns?
While that is true, it takes a while to learn to tell the differences. Until then, the dab of nail polish is a great idea.
May
16
revised At what age should my child start schooling (formal education)?
grammar
May
16
revised My child has chickenpox, am I infectious?
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May
16
comment How should a stepfather respond to “You are not my Father!”?
Ignoring the above concerns, stooping to the boy's level is a poor choice, as the adults in the conversation we really should do better than that.
May
14
comment How do I teach my child to speak in sentences?
@Jon If the sentence is too complex for them to actually parse and understand, then they're just parroting it... which is great for learning sounds, but doesn't help them form their own sentences. We've always tried to stay a bit ahead of what our son is capable of, give him stretch goals. (At the direction of his speech teacher.) And of course we don't always do it... probably only a few times a day when we're consciously working with him on it... so he still hears lots of normal speech.
May
14
comment How to calm a toddler before bedtime?
We used that process successfully here, though the important part is to start with a short time before you go back, say 2 minutes, then each time you go back that night it's a minute longer. I don't think we ever got past 10 minutes unless there was a serious problem. These days our son is better about going to sleep, so I start at 10 minutes before I go back in the first time... rarely have to go back a second time.
May
14
revised What are some good strategies for preventing Diaper Rash?
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May
14
comment What are some good strategies for preventing Diaper Rash?
+1 for the diaper free time.
May
14
comment What are some good strategies for preventing Diaper Rash?
The usefulness of this might depend on what type of diaper you use. We noticed that with some disposables our son got rash any time he was in a wet diaper for more than a few minutes, so a layer of ointment (we used Butt Paste) was a necessity if there was a chance that we wouldn't be able to change him immediately when he got wet. Cloth diapers were similar, but not as bad. Other brands of diapers didn't exhibit this same tendency.
May
14
answered How many growth spurts does a child usually go through?
May
13
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What should I expect regarding development of baby born severely underweight with Symmetrical IUGR?
May
12
comment How do I prepare my home for the arrival of my premature baby?
@Rhea: Prime applies everywhere, Mom seems to only apply to a handful of categories.
May
12
revised What are the most important features to look for in a baby monitor?
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May
11
answered How do I teach my child to speak in sentences?
May
11
revised How do I teach my child to speak in sentences?
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May
11
revised How do I teach my child to speak in sentences?
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May
9
comment How do you warm the milk in a-drop in liner style bottle?
@barfieldmv, well technically they still form... you're just giving it a bit of time for thremo-dynamics and convection to kick in and spread it out a bit more uniform. I always preferred nGinius's stir method for that. Or shake.
May
9
comment What is a good strategy for getting our 5 year old to finish dinner before expecting dessert?
you might want to consider marking one of these as your accepted answer once you've had a chance to implement it and see it's effect.
May
9
revised Is my 15-month old drinking too much fluids?
give link some context
May
6
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