2,871 reputation
1930
bio website cabbey.smugmug.com
location Rochester, MN
age 39
visits member for 3 years, 3 months
seen 3 hours ago

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


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
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
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
6
comment How can I brush my toddlers' teeth when he won't let me?
I've been using this watching each other brush trick for a while now, it's been a great help with out son.
May
6
comment Is bribing children with cash incentives a good idea?
+1 for bringing Fibonacci into it!
May
2
comment How do you explain “Right” and “Left” politics to a child without bias?
-1; This doesn't really answer the question. "how do you explain ... to a child...." This just attempts to explain the differences.
Apr
27
comment What's so hard about home made carrot baby food?
@Shog9, in order to ask that question, you kinda have to already know the answer to this one (supposing the one Koert proposed is the right one).
Apr
27
comment How do you discuss a controversial history topic with a child?
+1 This mirrors the approach I got from my mother, and she later explained to me: don't intentionally introduce such a topic, but mentally be ready for any such topic to come up... have a plan of how you would handle rough questions like that showing up all of a sudden.
Apr
27
comment What's so hard about home made carrot baby food?
@David, I debated that myself, but figured long term a new parent would be more likely to look here than cooking.SE so it made more sense to put it here. If enough folks agree with you and vote to move I won't object.
Apr
27
comment 9yr old kid wants to learn programming, what's the best language to get him started?
I hate to vote to close a question I'd love to answer, but @hedgemage is right this belongs on programmers.SE more than it does here, in fact there are already several versions of it there. programmers.stackexchange.com/… leads to programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/71585/… or stackoverflow.com/questions/1117293/… (surprised it hasn't been migrated yet)
Apr
26
comment Does anyone recognize where the phrase “Dinosaur on the button” comes from?
The Dinosaur has migrated... from a button to a wheel. Pretty sure now this is just something he made up.
Apr
26
comment What should you do after you've raised your voice at your child?
I think you grabbed a good pair of tags to start with.
Apr
15
comment Should we discourage our toddler from taking sippy cups to bed?
@Jeff I asked about that very point when our dentist asked the same question. She said little kids aren't yet ask skilled at getting all the liquid out of their mouths when they swallow a mouthful they got slowly from a sippy cup. So there would still be a bit of milk in his mouth mixed with saliva quite awhile after drinking. If they're awake and upright, it eventually gets washed down by the extra saliva, but once they're laying down / asleep that stops and the milk will sit in their mouth all night.
Apr
15
comment How can I safely keep a pacifier in an infant's mouth?
@torbengb, on modern pacifiers, yes; they even tell you not to block them. The really old ones they were showing had the holes way too far out and on upraised parts that wouldn't even have been on the skin. And great point about the tether length, seems like you can't even buy them much longer than 14cm or so here, but I didn't think about folks making their own, editing to add that.
Apr
13
comment Does anyone recognize where the phrase “Dinosaur on the button” comes from?
yeah. He's given a wide variety of answers... the most common being "don't know." and "on the BUTTON!" (gee, didn't see that coming did we? :) )
Apr
10
comment How do you stop a child from talking back without discouraging them from asserting themselves?
the plan of asking him "why?" almost always works to nip the problem in the bud. I"m going to mark this as the accepted answer because, well, it works for us!
Apr
7
comment How long should I wait before I permit my children to have access to caffeine?
@hawbsl we aren't a caffeine free household any more, nor is this a dry house. :) Both of those chemicals are occasionally partaken of here. But the experience is what informed my decision on how to handle it. It's probably not a solution for everyone, and I don't expect it's going to be the accepted answer by any stretch of the imagination, but it's an alternative solution I wanted to share. At least one person liked it enough to up vote to offset your downvote.
Apr
6
comment Does anyone recognize where the phrase “Dinosaur on the button” comes from?
@barfieldmv not a problem (though it gets old quick). did a quick edit to highlight the root of the question.