What is your favorite age?

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United States
May 17, 2007 10:32am CST
My son is only 14 months old so i'm sure my response could change but my favorite age is between 6-9 months old. They develop such a personality during that time but they are not walking and pulling things off of the shelf yet. They arn't quite a newborn and they are not a toddler yet. Don't get me wrong, each stage has things that I love. At 14 months old I love to see my son walk around like a penguin and give me wet sloppy kisses. What's your favorite age and why?
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• United States
18 May 07
Ihave three boys and I would have to say I love the 6-9 month range. They were still a baby,but they smiled and did some of the older kids stuff. HTey didn't scream for me to put them down so they could run around. They still had that baby smell,and their diapers didn't smell as bad them LOL. I love every milestone that they reach,but I miss the baby stage so much. Hope fully I will re-live infancy again really soon!
• United States
18 May 07
Now I know why people that once wanted one or two children end up with three or four. Raising children is almost addicting. Anyways, I'm sending you a ton of baby dust. I hope you get your BFP very soon!
• United States
18 May 07
Yea like my quote "kids are like tattoos once you have one you want more,no matter how much it hurts or what they will look like in 10 years. LOL Thanks for the baby dust. I'm hoping this is my month some stuff has been going on that makes me question. I will keep you updated.
@shorva (923)
• Philippines
18 May 07
I really can't tell yet, my daughter's just turning 1 yr old next month. But there's something about newborn babies. I love to see newborns. They're just so meek and fragile, so helpless, I don't know what exactly in them that I really like but I've enjoyed every stage as much as when she was newborn. Why do they grow up so fast?
• United States
18 May 07
My son was VERY high maintenance as a newborn and he wouldn't let me sleep. I don't miss the sleepless nights but I definately miss the days when he would just cuddle up in a ball and fall asleep on my chest. He still falls asleep on my chest but his legs are past my waist now. LOL
@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
18 May 07
I dont have any favorite age coz for me with the experience to my two daughters they groew with desame personality and maybe all children experienced the same way too. Seeing them grew start from crawling,talking baby words, then a little bit of step in the ground then if they are about a child they can eassily learn how to manage there self. I don't havr any particular age coz I know I"m always there from the time tere are born from the time they got old. Thanks. Gud day.
• United States
18 May 07
You're right! Each age is a new adventure and something to look forward to.
@disvachic (10125)
• United States
18 May 07
I have kids ages 12,11 and 9 and I would have to say when they were 5-6years old because they were starting school and I was very excited that my babies were finally starting school
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• United States
18 May 07
I have a 5 year old sister and it's an interesting age. She is much more independent and turning into a little woman. I'm a little nervous for the day that I will have to send my son to school. Luckily, I still have at least 3 years to go.
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@kitkat1 (1227)
• Canada
18 May 07
My favorite age has a wide birth because babys develop so differently and at different rates and ages. I love it when they first start walking and talking. I love to say words and short phrases over and over till they say it it is so much fun. They look so awkward when they walk they look like a little old man that is three sheets to the wind lol.
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• United States
18 May 07
My son started walking at 12 months old and it was the most EXCITING milestone. He was still so wobbly but he was confident in himself and now he walks pretty good. It's definately cute to watch them walk around like little penguins. LOL
@4cuteboys (4103)
• United States
17 May 07
I'd say around age 1! I like when they start to walk, and can eat more foods and have even more personality and try "talking" and that they are starting to show affection. That age is really fun!
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• United States
18 May 07
My son is 14 months old and it's definately a fun age. He's learning something new each day and I love the way he walks and attempts a conversation with me. I bet I will miss this age once he turns two.
@cmickieuk (109)
17 May 07
I haven't got a favourite age - I have a 3 year old and a 6 month year old and each stage has been amazing __________________________ http://www.forumsdot.com/babytalk/index.php
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• United States
18 May 07
Thanks for your reply! You have the best of both worlds at the moment.
• United States
17 May 07
I dont have a favorite age. My boys are 3 and 5 and every day seems to be a new adventure and experiance. Were now into school, loosing teeth, having friends. Its so much fun!! I wouldnt trade it for the world!
• United States
17 May 07
You're right! Every day IS a new adventure and experience. It's part of the joy of being a parent. Thank you for your response copperkitten.
@Gorgeous24 (1092)
• United States
17 May 07
I have a 4yr old daughter and my favorite age with her would be when she was a newborn (couple weeks old) because she needed me to do everything for her, she couldnt talk or walk so she was always with me. I would just sit and look at her for hours..I mean I still do that to this day but now she talks and when she catches me staring at her for too long she will say "mommy whatcha lookin at". Everyday with her is a blessing and new experience for both of us but I do miss her being my little baby.
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• United States
17 May 07
Awww, that's cute. My son is getting more and more independent and it makes me sad to think that one day he won't need me anymore. I will cherish these moments but I will also look forward to all the new things he will learn to do.
@latsmom (824)
17 May 07
Although all stages of yoru childs life are special in their own way I like it at about 9 months onwards when your child begins to show likes and dislikes and the personality begins to take form. i love the baby stage bust must say I was relieved when my daughter could start telling me what she wanted, if she was in pain ect.
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• United States
17 May 07
I agree that every stage is special in it's own way. I guess the reason I like the 6-9 months stage is because they can communicate there needs a little better then a newborn but they are still a little baby that needs mommy for everything.
• Italy
17 May 07
My daughter is 18 months old but my favourite age is 6-9 months because babies sleep all the day
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• United States
17 May 07
LOL. Yes, that's true and you don't have to chase them around the house.
• Canada
17 May 07
my daughter is going to be 4 next month. i can't pick a favorite age so far cause it seems to change all the time. there are good things about each age. i miss her being a baby, i love the baby face and then i miss her being one. trying new things and then seeing her face light up when she learns to do something new. i love age 2 and 3 cause they can do so much more. they can play games with us and understand so much more. and they say the cutest things at this age. now she's going to be 4 and i think i'm not going to like this one as much cause she will be more independent and will be starting school in the fall and i'm just not ready to let go.
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• United States
17 May 07
I completely understand what you're saying. Each age is just as exciting as the last. My son is only 14 months old and watching him grow up is exciting and sad at the same time. I love watching him develop into this little person but sometimes I miss my little newborn that I could cradle with one arm.
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@miaolin (397)
• China
18 May 07
I am a youngster now,so I'm not so sure what's my favorite age,after all,I haven't experienced the most important part of life. Nevertheless,I'm certain that childhood is my favorite time in comparasion with now. At that time,I wouldn't be bothered by the problem of test,job and many many other things.I just againsted my mum and dad and led a happy life.