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When were your children no longer babies in your eyes?

My daughter is almost 18 months old, and she is very much still a baby in my eyes.

At what point did your children seem like full blown kids instead of babies?


Asked by Ati_13 at 12:30 PM on Nov. 11, 2009 in Just for Fun

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Answers (15)
  • Well considering my oldest is 23 and still my baby, I would say the day of my funeral!

    Answer by salexander at 12:55 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • My son is not even 16 months yet and he will be a baby for a long time yet. I think that at 3, kids are no longer babies.

    Answer by jenellemarie at 12:35 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • Somewhere between 2 and 3, they became little kids and not babies. Somewhere between 4 and 5 they became big kids, or just kids.

    Answer by Pnukey at 1:01 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • random times. first simple when I was like, wow, she's a whole little person now. walking. using potty. speaking a complete sentence. THe feeling doesn't last long, then she's my baby again. But then I'll notice how tall she's gotten or she'll flat out tell me she's not a baby anymore and it hits all over again.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:11 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • first smile, not simple. that was an odd typo.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:11 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • For our family when they are potty trained. The big transition from baby to big boy is a big deal in our house.

    Answer by Nathskitten at 1:12 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • IDK. Ivy's 2 and about a month and she still feels like a baby to me. She walks, talk, is potty trained, and tries to do everything we do. But she still eats on a booster, rides in a car seat, breastfeeds, prefers baths over showers, fits in a stroller, uses baby wipes, and likes books with more pictures than words. I asked myself this too. I would probably feel like she was more of a kid than a baby around 5, but I've never been at that point before.

    Answer by jus1jess at 1:22 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • 3

    Answer by Amaranth361 at 1:30 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • When they started school.  It was really a bittersweet moment, watching my daughter's little fingers waving at me as she disappeared through the school doors.  It was even worse when her little sister started because it was a very lonely walk home for me:(


    Answer by beeky at 1:31 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • My son is 20 months old, some days he's still my baby, but most of the time I catch myself staring at him wondering where my baby went! I think he's becoming a big boy now. My toddler. No longer a baby.

    Answer by mamie2shoes at 1:33 PM on Nov. 11, 2009