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Second child syndrome

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Wrenner Wed 01-May-13 00:07:13

Just wondered if anyone else has found they treat their youngest like a baby?! What I mean is that my second son who is 2, I can't get my head around the fact he's not a baby. If anyone suggested he gave up bottles I'd be mortified!! He obviously has beakers etc but I can't seem to grasp he's not a baby. My oldest was doing alot more at this age speaking more etc but not even worried about my second? He speaks but not that much and is abit lazy with it. Anyone else feel the same? blush

goodasgold Wed 01-May-13 00:18:09

I have three, my second is still my 'baby'. i love them all so much, I feel blessed every day that my children are so nice, but dd2 is still baby or worse 'dolly'. I think that you relax and enjoy subsequent children.

ChasingStaplers Wed 01-May-13 08:18:47

Same as goodasgold. I have three and although DS2 is still a baby, DS1 (2) is also my baby smile
He is actually not at all baby-like anymore and is very articulate (thanks to his older sister) but often asks for cuddles and likes it when I pretend to baby him/rock him etc. he's very much a mummy's boy and still always wants me (which I secretly like, especially as DD has always been really independent)
I doubt that his speech is related to the way you treat him, it's more likely that this is how he is IMO so don't worry, relax and enjoy him!

MousyMouse Wed 01-May-13 08:24:04

my first was out of the buggy and riding a (balance) bike when dc2 arrived (3y gap).
dc2 is very much my baby, even though dc2 is tall . but just so cuddly and squishy.
dc2 is my last, unless an 'accident' would happen.

MrsMangoBiscuit Wed 01-May-13 08:25:20

My youngest nephew talked later than his brother, but his brother tended to answer for him. As he wasn't the only child, I think communicating verbally just wasn't as pressing a matter as it was for his brother. He's certainly not behind in any way, clever, articulate, lovely little boy. smile

Besides, at 2 he is still a baby to my mind. I still "baby rock" my 3yo. grin

Wrenner Wed 01-May-13 09:25:05

Ah good to know! He uses some words but generally I answer for him. Eg he will say " bot bot" and I'll say " do you want some milk? Ok there you go" etc I'm trying to encourage him more. He's a lot more physical than my older one was though and literally has no fear! I guess he will catch up when the times right smile x

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