I'm a relatively young mother (23 years old) and I have a 14 month old boy who seems to show lots of interest in wanting to socialize with other kids. For example, when we're out at the store, or in a restaurant he would notice other babies his age and yell at them or struggle to get away from me and want to go up to them. Now, my problem is I don't really have anyone his age for him to play with and I feel bad that I don't. Out of all my friends I'm the first one to actually have a kid and so my friend's non-existent kids are out of the question for playdates. My husband friends have kids similar in age, but the problem there is that they live 2 hours away. As far as my neighbors, they MIGHT have kids his age. I'm not too sure though b/c I haven't really developed any sort of relationship w/ them since I barely see them to begin w/. I guess my question is: WHAT OTHER WAYS ARE THERE TO SOCIALIZE FOR MY 14 MONTH OLD BOYAnswer Question
I'm the same, my old friends don't have kids and my DD hasn't got any cousins yet.
I don't really like the play groups - I find te mothers tend to be very competitive and judgemental (and thee tent to be a lot of "bully" toddlers at them.) So I avoid them.
I bring my daughter to the weekly library story times, and meet other moms there who tend to be much nicer, and also just taking a trip to the playground can end in meeting really nice moms with kids the same age.
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