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Hi everyone, My 1yr old son calls me by my name and not momma! I think he does it cuz he hears my stepson call me kathy, I know he is only 1 but it really bothers me. What can i do?

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Karen - posted on 03/04/2012

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Pat his chest and say his name. Then pat your own chest and say "mommy" or whatever you prefer.



I still talk about myself in third person, A LOT.



"mommy wants you to come here"



My husband also calls me mommy in front of her.

Belinda - posted on 03/03/2012

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refer to yourself as mama (or mom or whatever you want) and have your husband do the same thing when referring to you or talking to your son about you.

Stifler's - posted on 03/04/2012

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Hes only 1 so he's just parroting what your step son says. Just keep saying "mummy" and "daddy" and call yourself mum when you want hi to do soemthing like "come over here to mum"

Jayanthi - posted on 03/04/2012

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Kids normally say what they hear. So refer to yourself as momma or mom when you speak to your son. They do learn quickly, so do not worry.

Lynn - posted on 03/03/2012

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gentle, consistent correction OR not responding when he calls you by your first name, but responding and praising when he calls you mama.

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Julie - posted on 03/06/2012

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He will get the hang of it once he realizes the difference ... let it go, try "Mommie" every time he calls you Kathy amd see what happens.

I know a little boy who called his mommie "Hun" as his Daddy affectionately called her "Hun"! CUTE, HUH?

♥ love him - there are going to be FAR more important issues than this as he grows ♥

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My son started doing this when he was about 2, I guess because every one else calls me by my name too. I didn't make a big deal about it because after all, it is MY NAME! Now he does it less frequently and mainly calls me mum or mama (and sometimes babe, like hubby does!) he undertands that it's OK to call each other by various names but the love is still the same, he says to me, "my name is Jai and dude and bubby!"

Brittney - posted on 03/03/2012

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You can always try saying 'call me mama'...my daughter has called me bitsy (my name is brittney) and I asked her to call me mama and she hasnt called me bitsy she started saying that when she was 14 months every so often.

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