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Can a toddler/child know their mom is pregnant before they do?

My three year old son told me he loves his sister Abbigail. He said that she is a baby and lives with mommy and she's sleeping. I don't know if I am pregnant but my husband and I have been trying. Do you think he could know before we do?

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Asked by skls4793 at 8:23 PM on Feb. 11, 2013 in General Parenting

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  • Really?

    Answer by DJDNY at 8:24 PM on Feb. 11, 2013

  • no,you do not have a psychic son

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 8:25 PM on Feb. 11, 2013

  • Yes. It was just today. Completely out of nowhere.

    Comment by skls4793 (original poster) at 8:25 PM on Feb. 11, 2013

  • Sure they can. Kids know weird things adults just aren't paying attention to!

    Answer by staciandababy at 8:30 PM on Feb. 11, 2013

  • No but they do pick up on the obsessive behaviors of their parents

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 8:47 PM on Feb. 11, 2013

  • It's possible :)
    My kids get extra clingy. I don't know if its a sixth sense or if I'm too tired in early pregnancy to do much with them.

    Answer by HHx5 at 8:55 PM on Feb. 11, 2013

  • It's definitely possible. My cousin's son picked up on the presence of his little sister before either parent knew about her. He kept walking up to his mom, putting his hand on her belly, and saying, "Baby."

    Answer by Ballad at 11:11 PM on Feb. 11, 2013

  • Kids have a certain sence to them where they can tell but maybe she has just overheard you talking about trying.

    Answer by Im-HiDdEn at 5:36 PM on Feb. 12, 2013

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