my daughter age 7 wants to be a baby again-

Barbara - posted on 02/28/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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recently my daughter had been obsessed with wanting to be a baby again, and staring at her baby pictures, is this normal?, she is an only child.

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Kaitlyn - posted on 10/15/2012

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I say let her explore her feelings what would it hurt for a girl to be a little baby again. I think thats really adorable. Why rush your child to grow up. As long as it is at home I would keep buying diapers and make my kid happy by showing my suport.

Barbara - posted on 04/13/2010

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Shaz, we did exactly that, we have some baby time in the mornings and at night, but believe me, she acts her age on the outside. I think with having 2 parents that work full time, and her going to school all day, we do need to make time for silliness!!!! I think we will miss it when they don't want our attention anymore,

Erica - posted on 03/13/2010

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i am not sure if it is normal but you really need to nip that in the bud. My husband's aunt has a daughter, now 13 who acts like a 5 year old. She is also an only child and let me tell you that she is the first one to get made fun of. She still sleeps whith her mom. It is really rediculous. They let her eat what she wants because she will throw a fit like my 13month old does. They let her act like that and thats why she still does it. She knows that she will get what she wants. Independance is the key here. It is okay to play like a baby at playtime, but other than that you need to make sure she acts her age. I raised my neice all the way to age 7 too. she tried to start acting like a baby again and we just didnt allow it. Now she is very independant and she is so smart that she is in a special class, like an expert class because she is too smart for her grade level. If it was me, I would put a stop to that real quick!

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Shaz - posted on 04/13/2010

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I think its really normal . My daughter is 9 years old and says sum days that she'd like to be a baby again. After discussing it with her I discovered its not that she wants to actually be a baby, but its the constant attention that babies get. Remember when they are little we are cutchie cutching them and bobbing toys in front of them and pulling funny faces and even throwing them in the air..... As our babies grow we as parents stop doing that and they are told they have to grow up . Talk to ur daughter and make time for silly childlike times it does both of u good. :) life is too serious have fun and be silly !!!!!

Barbara - posted on 04/03/2010

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well, she really didn't revert back to being a baby, she just said she wanted to be one again, I think for the attention, but she is a very healthy and smart 7 year old, gets good grades, has alot of friends,

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I agree with the prior mom I'm not sure that is normal however my daughter is obsessed with being a kitty she responds to me by meowing she nuzzles me and I just accept this as a normal thing. Hopefully it is something that they will grow out of. I would definatly recommend taking care of it right away and encourage her to use her big girl words.

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