feel like i have a toddler not a baby :(

Samii - posted on 11/24/2010 ( 27 moms have responded )

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My Daughter Shana born 22nd jan. Is now walking around and keeping herself busy with all her toys. That i sometime feel like she has grown up so much that she is now a toddler at just 10mnths not a baby anymore. Anyone else feel like that?

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Stephanie - posted on 01/01/2011

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Kirstin, have you talked to your doctor about him not even crawling yet? I know someone who had a similar problem and her baby ended up needing physical therapy just to start crawling.

Stephanie - posted on 01/01/2011

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My son was born on the 22nd, too. He toddles about the house, he eats adult foods (wants nothing to do with baby food), drinks from a sippy like a champ and spends a lot of his time playing with his toys and babbling and less time wanting his mommy, so, yes, I know what you mean. And, they're going to be one in a few short weeks. :( :(

Gin - posted on 12/16/2010

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Kenny is 11 mos old and not walking yet but he's trying and it makes me so sad that my baby is growing up

Tracy - posted on 12/13/2010

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My daughter is definitely acting like a toddler. She has been walking since the week she turned 9 months old. She fights with her 3 year old sister for toys, she throws temper tantrums when she doesn't get what she wants, she squeals like an injured rodent when she tries to mimic me whistling for the dog, and in the last month she has mastered climbing onto the furniture and up her sisters bunk bed ladder. I remember when my oldest lost her independence at around 2years. I am looking forward to the 2's. Maybe she will be a little less daring. She really does give me a workout chasing her everywhere. The only time that I really feel like I still have a baby is when she is teething, sick, or tired. Those are the times when baby only wants mama to console her. I love to have my cuddle bug when she is willing to cuddle I take every opportunity to comfort her.

Patricia - posted on 12/09/2010

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yes i think they are much happier at that age when they start to move around themselves i am sure it won't be to long

Kirstin - posted on 12/09/2010

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well consider your self lucky in some ways! my chunk is 10 months and 32 pounds, he isn't crawling, or walking and is completely dependent on me! I can't even walk out of a room without him throwing a tantrum or wanting me to comand to his every want :/ I figure I should "try" to enjoy this but think both of us would be a little bit happier if he could get around and explore by himself..

Kendra - posted on 12/08/2010

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I agree that it feels as if my son is growing faster than what I would like. He will be one Jan 5 and has been walking since he was 9 months not to add he have times where he want to play alone. All I can say is enjoy that time because I seen kids who is one and can't walk at all

Diane - posted on 12/08/2010

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Sure do. I think my son has always tried to do more at his age. The only thing he has not done is hold his own bottle. I gave him a sippy cup last nite and he fell asleep in daddys arms with it.

Kassi - posted on 12/07/2010

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Yes! My Luci is constantly on the move! She used to be a little cuddle bug from her first feeding in the AM until about noon. She'd cuddle up with me and nap or watch her shows, but now she has her bottle and immediately starts her days of throwing toys everywhere, talking to the dog and trying everyone's patience. They've gotta grow up sometime, I guess. I know its a little sad, but I just think of all the other cute things she'll start doing soon and how much more independent she's going to be. Its bittersweet, but I guess the speed they're developing at tells us we're doing a good job with them if nothing else.

Emmy - posted on 12/07/2010

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My daughter was born Jan.21 and I feel the same way! She started walking at 9.5 months. Everyone is amazed she is walking, I am too but it also makes me sad that she's grown up so fast.

Andrea - posted on 12/07/2010

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Yes My son was born that same day and I feel like he is such a big boy, he isn't walking by himself but he walks along the table and couches, I find myself getting a little teary eyed when watching him do all thing things by himself.

Patricia - posted on 12/06/2010

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i have 9 kids and unfortunately chasing after them does not keep the weight off me

Jennifer - posted on 12/06/2010

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I feel the same, my daughter was born 10th Jan and she started crawling at 6months n walking at 9months, she plays most of the day wiv her toys by herself! She seems like a very clever little girl and into everything. I'm very proud of her with the things she can do :D

Robin - posted on 12/06/2010

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i feel the same Brookelyn was walking at 7months and has been into everything!!!! if she is like this now i dont wana see the terrible two lol i love chasing after her though keeps the weight off me

Crystal - posted on 12/05/2010

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I know exactly how you feel! My daughter was born on the 4th of January she started walking at 9 months she has mastered drinking out of a sippy cup she doesn't even use a bottle only if she is having her before bed feed. She is also talking waving at people she recognizes certain objects for example when you ask her where a certain toy is she goes right to it picks it up and brings it to you. She cleans up her toys on her own..omg there just soo many things and its hard to remember that she is not even a year old yet WOW we have made GENIUS BABIES!! I guess the best thing to do is to keep encouraging there smartness and be very proud parents :):)

Marissa - posted on 11/30/2010

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I feel that way a lot too. My son is also 10 months and walking and he's been walking since before he was 9 months. I am just thankful he is smart and loves to explore and learn new things. Its fun to watch them grow but it's sad at the same time. But you'll always be your little girls mommy and she'll need you for a long time.

Patricia - posted on 11/29/2010

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Wyatt has not changed now he is 2 still the same busy little boy only he is more investigating things

Alexis - posted on 11/29/2010

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I feel the same way! Can't believe her 1st b-day is coming up just after the New Year! It went by so fast! :-( My girl is one of those "busy babies"! In a hurry to grow up! Was crawling at 6months & walking at 9months & 3weeks. Talking, walking Baby!

Jennifer - posted on 11/28/2010

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I feel like that too my son kyren is always doing his own stuff he closes the door in his room and goes in there and plays they grow up real fast ]:

Alice - posted on 11/27/2010

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Samil,
My little one plays by herself or with her sisters. Although she's not fully walking yet, she does pretty much crawl/cruise anywere she wants to go. She only comes to me for diaper changes and food it seems lol! She's even starting to potty train (likes to sit on the potty when an older sister is going potty)! It seems shes too independent, but then she does want to snuggle up at night and every now and then reminds me she's still a little baby and needs comfort or help that only Mommy can give :) Your baby still needs you... she's just exploring her independence!! Look at her and think... "wow, what a little explorer!" :)

Patricia - posted on 11/26/2010

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yes my 2 year old walked at ten months and did more than a normal ten month old would do including getting into mischief

Janielle - posted on 11/25/2010

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i think it does seem as if the baby stage is over way too fast! dominic isnt walking yet, but is so independent! i was told he will lose the independence about 18-22 mos, and youll feel as though you get a baby again!

Melissa - posted on 11/24/2010

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I feel that way too sometimes, my daughter is also 10 months old and walking around and plays alot by herself. You just have to tell yourself that she is still a baby and still needs you for so many things and her playing is helping her learn and that is a good thing. I love nap time and bedtime because thats when I get to snuggle with her the most.

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