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Old 06-30-2010, 10:24 AM   #1
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Can I ask a stupid question re my toddler?

I'm asking here in this forum since I feel like I've gotten to know you all at least a little and a few of you have a number of kids...

We've had all kinds of issues with DD and her behavior, tantrums, emotions and sensory issues. She was a little slower to talk but I do speech therapy for a living and got that sorted out but she continues with other issues and we're going to have her assessed. She also has a crazy memory that she can remember really strange details from things when she was 1-2 years old - we've kinda gotten used to that though. Their cousin has severe autism and developmental delays so we have always been on the lookout for those issues. I also work with a lot of kids with ASD.

Well DS came along and at 18 months spoke in sentences and seems to be totally socially appropriate but then the other day asked DH for a glass baby sippy like grandmama gave him. He is now 2yrs and 4 months old, she gave him a glass baby bottle when he was under a year old - once. I found out about it and then hid the bottle and he hasn't seen it since. Is it normal for kids to have a memory this good?

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Re: Can I ask a stupid question re my toddler?

my DS has a memory like that and also was extremely verbal at that age. He could remember things at 2 and 3 that had happened 9 mos to a year prior.
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Old 06-30-2010, 11:28 AM   #3
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I just absolutely cannot believe how good my son's memory is. He didn't get it from his daddy...
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My 4-year-old remembers things from when she was 2, I know.
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Thank you ladies. He is my "mellow" kid and I get scared when he starts doing things like his sister.
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When my DD was born DS was only 19 mo but still hadn't even said Mama or Dada...Ironically once she was born he was speaking in sentences in just a couple short months...I've read this is much more common in boys than girls, but I wouldn't stress about it too much...Secondly one thing I've learned about having 3 munchkins is how different they can be...DD1(almost 4) is still my fit pitcher...Her uncles tease that she wasn't raised a princess she just is one...I find that she is so super sensitive that every little Boo has her in a tantrum...DD2 on the other hand could fall off the slide at the park and get up dust herself off and go back to playing..(she's only 18mo) Don't stress too much about their weird quirks each of them has them...As for the memory thing...mine all have weird memories, and bring up things I had forgotten about. So that one for sure is, at least, a common trait...
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ditto on the kids having great memories!!! My 2 oldest do so far and I think its just how their brains work.
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Kids really do have excellent memories.
I can't say much about what may or may not be common/normal. My ODS has ASD but was talking above his age group at 18m-2yrs. YDS isn't quite as talkative, but is still communicating well. Sometimes I worry when I compare him to ODS, but our Autism doctors and family doctors do not seem worried or concerned. Each child is diffferent. All of my kids have great memories though Especially when its convenient for them. I like to think it's a lot like selective listening sometimes too.
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Little kids have crazy memories IMO. I remember my son surprising me with details ALL the time and DD is starting to do the same thing
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My mother remembers being a baby so yes I think it's possible. He will probably be highly intelligent and maybe even have photographic memory when he get's older as will your dd. I wouldn't be worried about it. I'd see it as a gift!
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