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To not want to encourage raspberries?

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NightCircus Sat 15-Feb-14 15:39:01

A bit petty but here goes.
DS is 14 months.
Has good oro-motor development
Has a handful of words, mum, dad, woof, hiya, more, milk, hi 5, bye.
He is very communicative and playful.

MIL keeps encouraging him to blow raspberries. He can do these easily and loudly. They sound very trump like!!
I'd rather not encourage it but it's become her party trick with him and she kind of shows off!

Would you say anything? I think it will get less cute as he gets older.

BlueFrenchHorn Sat 15-Feb-14 15:41:16

Why does she encourage him to blow raspberries? She thinks they're cute?

NightCircus Sat 15-Feb-14 15:42:14

Yes she thinks it's funny

Oh offs, don't be so petty.

They're only babies once.

Joysmum Sat 15-Feb-14 15:42:47

It didn't take my DD to realise that what I allowed, and what others allowed were very different. Children are adaptable.

WorraLiberty Sat 15-Feb-14 15:43:18

Most babies work out how to blow them eventually anyway. I wouldn't worry about it.

What is 'oro-motor development'?

Does it mean he's learning to speak well?

NightCircus Sat 15-Feb-14 15:44:23

Yes but I would rather she teach him a new word, or song with actions.
I think I possibly am petty and wouldn't care if he was say 8 months.

MBT1987 Sat 15-Feb-14 15:44:35

You know what I say to this?


Raspberries are hilarious. My DP still does them to me. grin

BlueFrenchHorn Sat 15-Feb-14 15:46:03

I wouldn't tell a 14 month off for blowing raspberries but I certainly wouldn't encourage it. When he's 2 you'll get your MIL saying 'oh he's so naughty terrible twos" and all that.

My mother used to encourage my dc to kick the cat which I very much hated.

MardyBra Sat 15-Feb-14 15:46:07

I'd be more concerned about him saying "hiya".

BabyMummy29 Sat 15-Feb-14 15:46:19

My XMIL always used to have an obsession with this as well as using silly baby words that I hated.

If I objected she used to say "Nonsense" and whatever I said or did made no difference. Silly old cow.

NightCircus Sat 15-Feb-14 15:46:42

It means the muscles in his mouth are developing well and allow him to chew a range of textures and make a range of sounds.
Most children go through a lip smacking/raspberry stage before they babble. They babble different sounds then begin words.

If he didn't have good oro-motor control the raspberry blowing would be a good idea.

Cranky01 Sat 15-Feb-14 15:46:45

No don't encourage raspberries, my 3 year old and 1 year ok do then too each other all the time, it drives me up the wall and I think it's rude and unhygienic.

Muddlewitch Sat 15-Feb-14 15:47:09

It's an awkward one.
My DD2 (5) has started doing this as someone as school apparently does it and she can't possibly think for herself grr.
I told her the tooth fairy can tell who has done a lot of raspberrying and reduces payment accordingly.
Might not work for a 14 month old though I suppose. hmm
Maybe you could say something lighthearted to MIL along the lines of "I'll make sure I tell his future teacher who taught him that" followed by hearty laugh with a little bit of a stare.

WorraLiberty Sat 15-Feb-14 15:47:50

You'd rather she taught him a new word or song with actions? confused

Really, you have many years ahead raising your child.

Don't sweat the small stuff or try to micro manage too much.

You'll just stress yourself out and everyone around you.

NightCircus Sat 15-Feb-14 15:48:02

bluefrenchhorn exactly. At some point it will definitely become something less desirable.

Wantsunshine Sat 15-Feb-14 15:49:20

This is such a minor issue. Why does it matter if he does this. Seriously count your blessings if this is all you have to worry about.

AwfulMaureen Sat 15-Feb-14 15:49:29

YABU it won't last. In about a month....he'll have a new party trick. They develop very quickly from here on in.

ChazzerChaser Sat 15-Feb-14 15:50:38

Don't sweat the small stuff

NightCircus Sat 15-Feb-14 15:50:57

worra No I mean if she wants a party piece, which is what this is, then 'ready steady go' or something would be better.

With DS they taught him to throw things off the sofa (piles of newspapers/magazines). It tips from cute to obnoxious.

NightCircus Sat 15-Feb-14 15:51:49

Yep is a small issue, which I said when I first posted.

WeAreDetective Sat 15-Feb-14 15:52:59

Darn... Thought this was a gardening thread.

Or an ICT thread.

I didn't think it would be a cute baby making funny noises thread grin

MardyBra Sat 15-Feb-14 15:53:52

This really is a non issue.

OutragedFromLeeds Sat 15-Feb-14 15:54:48

It will become less desirable/less cute as he gets older and he'll stop doing it.

He'll also stop using a buggy and shitting in his pants.

What they do at 14 months doesn't continue forever.

They change! MIL probably knows this, having raised her own children.

Does DH have an obsession with raspberries?

WorraLiberty Sat 15-Feb-14 15:57:14

When he's shouting Cuuuunt instead of 'cant' on a crowded bus

You'll look back at the raspberries and smile...

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