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Is it normal for a friend's 3yo child to repeatedly call me "Mummy"?

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BretonStripe Mon 07-Mar-16 19:27:53

I've not known the family long (met through older kids) but every time we meet, this woman's just-turned 3yo calls me "Mummy" whilst putting his arms up to be held/cuddled by me confused I've always laughed it off and been relaxed and jokey about it ("I'm not your Mummy Darling; she's over there") but I'm just wondering if it's normal/others have experienced it? He has speech delay, don't know if that's relevant.

MattDillonsPants Tue 08-Mar-16 00:45:32

It's probably related to his speech delay....don't worry about it. Don't say "I'm not your Mummy" but correct in a positive way such as "My name is Breton isn't it?" with a smile.

BretonStripe Tue 08-Mar-16 09:44:55

Oh, ok, thanks! I think most of the time I do say "Mummy's over there, look", but will remember to be positive not negative. He was referred to a SALT last year but hasn't seen one yet. Maybe when he starts therapy he'll stop calling me Mummy smile

Ferguson Tue 08-Mar-16 18:22:11

It probably just means you are a woman he feels he likes, or can trust, and he just applies the 'label' Mummy, because his vocabulary is limited.

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