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Mama? Mama? Mama?

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TryDrawing Thu 21-Mar-13 22:55:46

This is driving me crazy at the moment too.

So much so that your thread title made me want to say:

"Yes darling. What is it? "

KD0706 Thu 21-Mar-13 22:15:59

He might just like the sound or the way it feels in his mouth. My ( speech delayed) almost 3 year old has just learned to say the. 'eeee' at the end of mummy.

So our constant noise is 'mummeeee, mummeeee' etc etc.

monkeymamma Thu 21-Mar-13 22:10:54

Ahahahahahaha. My ds (14mo) has just learnt to say digger. It's the first thing he says when he wakes, he's muttering it as he drops off and we've even heard him say it in his sleep. Conversations are usually along the lines of digger. Digger? Digger. Digger! Could it be that she is just especially fond if saying mama? I'd be flattered if I were you, at least she likes you better than diggers!

crip Wed 20-Mar-13 21:13:29

I had this and ended it within hours of starting to reply to each question with DD? So the conversation went: mama? DD? mama? DD? She looked confused, amused and then got bored of the whole thing very quickly.

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 20-Mar-13 20:23:11

Probably is just a phase, its just that if leaving him with family is a new thing, he's just probably not realised before that you could leave him smile

sleepcrisis Wed 20-Mar-13 20:20:26

Glad to hear others have been through this!

I don't really think it is separation anxiety - thanks for the link, we do most of those things, he's always loved peekaboo and I have always done the goodbye thing. And I'd never leave him with anyone he doesn't know well.

The mama mama thing he does when I'm right there or in the room next door and he can still see me! He doesn't cry when left with family members or if he knows I'm going out - he's quite happy and he seems to know I'll be coming back. But while we're in the house, usually just the two of us, it's just incessant!

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 20-Mar-13 18:39:49

Just wondered if you'd read these tips for separation anxiety?

hubbahubster Tue 19-Mar-13 20:41:56

I have this with DS - he's 20 months. I've just assumed it's part of him making conversation, he doesn't seem to want anything other than to chat to me! I get it a lot as I'm closing his bedroom door, I just answer 'night night' and shut the door.

birdofthenorth Tue 19-Mar-13 19:57:11

It is a phase! DD did it too at a not dissimilar age. Impossible to leave the room or get anything done. Didn't last more than a few weeks... just long enough for the house to descend into utter chaos and my sanity to dramatically deteriorate grin

This too shall pass smile

sleepcrisis Tue 19-Mar-13 19:51:26

My Ds is 21 months and adorable, but going through quite an annoying stage. Please tell me its a phase!

He has never had bad separation anxiety (although needs me to sit with him for 40 mins while he falls asleep or else goes mental) But recently he has been calling 'mama?' every 30 seconds. I can only assume he wants reassurance that I am RIGHT THERE every second of the day. I am SAHM and am with him all of the time, apart from the odd afternoon with grandparents, maybe once or twice a week. I guess this is a relatively new thing as we have moved near them recently. Wherever I am in the house, whatever I am doing, whatever he is doing, all I get is 'mama? mama? mama?'

Its stopping him fall asleep at night as he lies there asking for me over and over again. I'm not quite sure what he's after as I usually have my hand on his back and am saying shush over again so he definitely knows I'm there!

My only other thought is simply that he is experimenting with the use of a name and trying it over and over again to see if it still works!!

Any advice on how I can reassure him of my presence before it sends me bonkers?


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