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Do You Consider a 5yr old a "baby"?

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my friend is constantly referring to her her 5yr old as "the baby"....when she talks, its, "oH, the baby and i are going to the park", or "i have to take the baby to school"...this child also still had a bottle at 4yrs old as well, didn't talk much cuz her mother talked for her too.......and no, nothing is developmentally wrong with the child, other than being babied way too long...

by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 7:51 AM
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xo.MommyW.xo
by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 8:00 AM
MY baby
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emmy526
by Emmy on Apr. 14, 2012 at 8:01 AM

my kids will always be my babies too, but i don't refer to them like that in front of them, when i want them to start acting a little more self reliant at the age of 5....

boysmom5
by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 8:02 AM
Yea, my boys will always be my babies, but I don't refer to them or treat them as such. They're 12 and 10. A 5 yr old is not a baby by any stretch of the imagination.
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Mrz.Anaya
by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 8:05 AM
My 6 & 5 yr old are my babies but i don't mean it literally lol
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kayelynnesmommy
by Bronze Member on Apr. 14, 2012 at 8:06 AM
My 5 yo will always be my baby but no I dont refer to her as one or allow her to act like one.
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RobinBright
by Gold Member on Apr. 14, 2012 at 8:27 AM
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No, but I'm 24 and my family still calls me "the baby" since I'm the youngest child and the youngest grandchild.
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Fallaya
by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 8:51 AM

I refer to my dd as "the baby", and she'll be 4yrs old in a couple of months. It's just a habit, and a term of endearment. Until she makes it clear that it bothers her, it will continue! :-)

"What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say" Ralph Waldo Emerson
raegansmom
by Cyndi on Apr. 14, 2012 at 8:52 AM
My dd just turned 5. I haven't called her a baby for about 3 years.
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luvmymunchkins3
by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 8:52 AM
my kids r almost 3-5 and i still call them the babies
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kemmerer411
by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 8:54 AM
Idk. The bottle thing is Weird. But saying "the baby" might be her way of saying " the kid" or something. Lol
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