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Assembling a cargo bike

Setting up the Babboe Big cargo bike

June 25, 2019
How hard can it be to assemble a cargo bike? This posts shares my experience with assembling the Babboe Big cargo bike.

This month our Babboe Big cargo bike arrived, in boxes. The engineer in me thought it was a good idea to assemble the bike by hand. This way I would know exactly about all its parts and fittings, handy knowledge for maintenance. Read along for my experience and some practical tips.

Six months with MCADD

Thoughts and tips on the daily life as parents

June 24, 2019
It's six months since our son was born with MCADD, a good moment to reflect upon the experience of being a parent with some thoughts and tips.

Tomorrow it's six months since our son was born, a good moment to reflect upon the experience of being a parent of a kid with MCADD. This metabolic condition demands special attention on the feeding schedule and preparation for situations when things go different. It's good to share that this has quickly become normal for us, here are some thoughts and tips.

Born with MCADD

Medium chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency

Jan. 29, 2019
Our son was diagnosed with MCADD days after he was born. We experienced a metabolic crisis but were lucky to be just in time!

Just days after our son was born, we ran into trouble when our little man didn't want to eat anymore. Repeated attempts to feed him failed as he appeared to be too tired to drink from his mother. When we measured his body temperature we were shocked, only 33ยบ Celsius! What followed was nothing less than an incredible emotional rollercoaster!

My first weeks as dad

On the challenges and rewards of being a father

Jan. 24, 2019
Last Christmas my wife gave birth of our son. It's a life changing experience to become a parent. Read along for my (biometric) findings and some practical tips.

Last Christmas my wife gave birth to our son, a little boy that would change everything! It's an incredible experience to become a parent, especially if it is your first kid. It introduces a whole new way of living, having to deal with regular feeding, caring and sleepless nights. Read along for my (biometric) findings and some practical tips!

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Fighting cramps with Infacol and reflux with Nutriton
Fighting cramps with Infacol and reflux with Nutriton
Make sure to test the swinging of the cargo box once you have fixed your cables
Make sure to test the swinging of the cargo box once you have fixed your cables
Data from a good sleep (causing my HRV to recover)
Data from a good sleep (causing my HRV to recover)
Holding my son for the very first time - trying to make sense what the little man wants... (a recurring theme as I would find out)
Holding my son for the very first time - trying to make sense what the little man wants... (a recurring theme as I would find out)
Step by step instructions
Step by step instructions
Suitcase and Maxi Cosi where ready
Suitcase and Maxi Cosi where ready
Left: a full week of sleep data - right: one night in detail
Left: a full week of sleep data - right: one night in detail
Front wheels and fender
Front wheels and fender
One happy passenger in the Babboe Big
One happy passenger in the Babboe Big
Baby asleep, daddy at work
Baby asleep, daddy at work
It helps to have your own (bike) tools
It helps to have your own (bike) tools
The assembling kit comes with some tools
The assembling kit comes with some tools
Time to wake up (photo by Ellen Middelkoop)
Time to wake up (photo by Ellen Middelkoop)
Feeding at night (photo by Ellen Middelkoop)
Feeding at night (photo by Ellen Middelkoop)
My desk, daddy style
My desk, daddy style
Our son
Our son
Flat bed cargo bike - of sorts :-)
Flat bed cargo bike - of sorts :-)
Front frame and wooden box (still packed)
Front frame and wooden box (still packed)

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