The Circle of Moms site will be discontinued on March 1st, 2020. Head to POPSUGAR Family's Facebook page for more community discussions.

Let's Go >>

no play mates

Melissa - posted on 04/06/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )




My 1 year old daughter doesn't have any play friends, is this wrong?


View replies by

[deleted account]

No, it's not wrong. My daughter who is now 4.5 yrs old, didn't have play friends. Only saw her cousins every now and then, and sometimes saw my friends daughter who is 6 months younger. But no one on a regular basis. She just started preschool this year and is very sociable and is very bright. Your daughter is only 1 year old! She's only been on the planet for 12 months!!!! Don't stress about it :)

Dawn - posted on 04/06/2009




It takes time!  At 1 playing "together" is really more like playing next to each other :).  You might want to check out  It's a free site dedicated to connecting people with kids that are a similar age in a similar location for playgroups.  I found them when I was looking for something for my younger girls in my area. There weren't any groups up in my immediate area at the time, so I started one through them--also free and very easy.  It took a couple of months to get going (i.e. for people to find it online), but now I have a weekly playdate for my little ones (we rotate where we meet--sometimes at houses, sometimes at parks) and my girls have others to play with their ages and I am getting to know more moms in my community too--which is a huge benefit for me as well.  Good luck!

Melissa - posted on 04/06/2009




she's not around other children often and when she is she sees them she gets very excited i feel like she doesn't socialize enough, will this effect her negitively.

Rachel - posted on 04/06/2009




Is it because she's not around other children? Sometimes children won't know how to play with others without some practice.

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms