Our DD's are a year and half apart and our youngest seems to pick-up and excel quicker than the oldest... is this normal? I'm talking about the youngest counts to ten no problems and the oldest has a hard time getting to five... it took the oldest a year to become fully potty trained and the youngest only two weeks... ages are; the oldest is 2 months over 4 y/o and the youngest 3 months shy of 3 y/o...Answer Question
Answer by MamaAlice54 at 2:00 AM on Oct. 22, 2010
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Answer by wheresthewayout at 8:04 AM on Oct. 22, 2010
Sometimes. I have 5 kids and my 2nd was always trying to keep up with the oldest. They are 15 months apart. The oldest was real slow and lazy in learning new things (not in a bad way, just had a leisurely pace). My son wanted to do everything she did so he was talking at 6 months, walking at 10 months...it was crazy.
Then there's my 4yo (the 4th). The other kids were 3, 4 and 5 when she was born and boy did she excel at everything to be able to keep up with them. She won't be 5 until April, isn't in school but is far ahead of where my other 3 were when they started kindergarten. Sometimes I forget she's only 4.
Answer by justanotherjen at 9:41 AM on Oct. 22, 2010
and then sometimes it backfires.
My 3rd child ended up having a speech delay partly because she had an older brother and sister (they were 28 months and 13 months when she was born) who always talked for her. She didn't say her first word until 16 months, only knew 2 words at 18 months and didn't start speaking in short sentences until she was almost 3. She'll be 8 in a couple weeks and has caught up but I still have to tell the older kids to stop talking for her. she mumbles a lot because she's insecure about the way she talks.
Answer by justanotherjen at 9:42 AM on Oct. 22, 2010
Answer by salexander at 10:20 AM on Oct. 22, 2010
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