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14 months old not interested in stuffed animals

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bunny85 Sat 28-Jan-17 14:50:21

Hi all

I am curious to know if any other children of my son's age (14.5 mo) never plays/hugs with any stuffed animal? He's really absolutely indifferent, he doesn't even touch them, let along cuddle a teddy bear. At first I didn't think much of it, but I received a routine developmental questionnaire from our health visitor and one of the questions relates to this, whether he cuddles a stuffed animal. Otherwise his development seems normal, he's even ahead on quite a few things, chats a lot, early walker etc. Just wondering if any of you experienced the same with their lo?

Many thanks in advance.

PastysPrincess Sat 28-Jan-17 14:53:42

My son is 2 years 9 months and it's probably only the last 2-3 months he has been interested in soft toys.

AllTheLight Sat 28-Jan-17 17:30:30

My DS1 was never interested in soft toys. He's 11 now and doing fine!

CobsAhoy Sat 28-Jan-17 19:39:13

DD ignored them completely until 16months and is now obsessed with them.

Witchend Sat 28-Jan-17 22:47:45

Dd1 wasn't bothered, dd2 was scared, ds adored them.

Flingmoo Sat 28-Jan-17 22:51:13

My 2.5 year old has never been particularly interested apart from his cuddly bunny which is more like a comfort blanket to him, and doesn't get played with as such.

I don't think there's anything unusual about not liking them. They don't do anything entertaining and until kids start to get a more active imagination there's not much they can do with them. They're almost no different from a cushion or a woolly jumper in terms of boringness! You can't stack them or roll them or press any buttons etc!

Kr1stina Sat 28-Jan-17 22:52:30

Some kids don't like the texture. One of my kids hated toys made of fur, she only liked ones made of towelling.

ASqueakingInTheShrubbery Sat 28-Jan-17 22:53:15

DD has tons of the bloody things and was oblivious until she was about 18 months, when her auntie bought her one in a charity shop. She's barely let go of it since. We had to find a spare one on eBay in case of emergencies. Now she's 3 and sets up elaborate storylines with them, reading books to each other, having picnics, this one isn't allowed in her bed because he doesn't listen, that one wants socks on because her feet are cold, this one wants to sleep in Mummy's bed, those cats want to eat the building blocks...

bunny85 Sat 28-Jan-17 23:28:54

Thanks everyone! Oh that's a relief! Good to know there's nothing unusual about that. Funny how we always associate young children with soft toys and teddy bears, and in reality they may not even be bothered. I do hope he'll change his mind though, firstly because he has about a thousand of them grinand secondly I find it so cute when they get attached to a teddy or bunny. I've already got all of them ready to be dropped off to a charity shop, now I better hold out a bit longer. We shall see!

Kiwiinkits Wed 15-Feb-17 22:03:49

Child 1 has never been remotely interested.

child 2 was not interested until 3, and now plays with her teddies often. She likes the small ones she can carry around the most.

pillowcase6 Wed 15-Feb-17 23:22:21

My two sons have never played with or cared about stuffed toys. They loved playing with little figurines and 'people' (e.g. Happy land figurines from ELC) from about 18 months but never teddies.

My youngest who's 2.5 and a girl quite likes teddies to cuddle in bed but doesn't really play with them as such. She likes activities like puzzles and books more.

Normal!

Thecomfortador Thu 16-Feb-17 14:45:09

My 14 mo ds will occasionally pick up one of the larger teds (he too has about 1000 haha) and give it a good squeeze but otherwise he is indifferent. But then he's also just realising that things with wheels don't have to be picked up and carried. I think it takes time to work out the concept of different toys / objects.

Manijo Thu 16-Feb-17 15:03:12

DD was never interested whereas DS was and still has his fav in his bedroom, He's 16 now. Just depends on the child

AllTheBabies Thu 16-Feb-17 15:06:12

I think they are a massive con when marketed at babies.

Dd1 didn't pay them any attention at all until she was about 3.

Dd2 is 12 months and picks them up and carries them around but it's definitely not playing.

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