Quoting Anonymous:I'm sorry but nobody remembers things from when they were a baby
i think it would depend on the circumstances. if something truly traumatic were to happen, yes, i think it would be remembered. when my oldest son (now 15) was 4, he asked me why the doctors "cut his penis off". when i asked him what he was talking about, he described his circumcision to me (performed when he was 24 hours old). he doesn't remember that now -- doesn't even remember the conversation, but at the time, he had me convinced he remembered something. personally, my 1st clear memory was when i was 3ish.
My earliest memory is when I was 22 months old. I can set the date of it by where we were living at the time, we were just getting ready to move and we moved from the one house to an apartment when I was 22 months. The memory was of the post man opening the screen door and handing some mail to me. He smiled and said, "Give this to your mommy." I remember the boxes in the living room and mom was in the kitchen. She could see me from there, the floor plan was open. My mother once told me that there could be no way I could remember that house because I was too young when we lived there...so I sat down and drew the floor plan of it, including where all the furniture was...correctly.
I'm 51 now and still remember that house, the floor plan, where the bird cage was, the heater on the wall where I once burned my bum...
I also very distinctly remember the apartment we moved to... We lived there from the time I was 22 months to the time I was almost three years old.
I think they say kids remember things starting at about age 3/4. I don't think they would remember much before that.
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