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#1 Exhaustedbuthappy

Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:32 AM

My DS2 has been doing really well with new words, but from last Sunday onwards, all he will say is 'NO! Mum'.

I know its just a phase, and he's exactly the right age for it, but now there's no 'yes' and 'no', I can't tell what he wants - or doesn't want.

Hoping this phase doesn't last too long!!!

#2 raven74

Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:52 AM

The phase may not last long but it does morph!  Then the toddler negotiating steps in... Mummy if I pick up my toys then you will give me that machete, OK?
We try to circumvent no in this house and use other words, simply because no is such a closed and dominant response.  T'will pass, but its a pain!

#3 tidey2

Posted 19 December 2012 - 07:44 PM

We've just passed the no stage and moved into the in a minute stage. If I prompt him again he says "I said in a minute Mum." It's cute but frustrating.

#4 erindiv

Posted 19 December 2012 - 07:58 PM

Oh, it doesn't pass for quite a while, I'm afraid. DD (3) uses a variety of phrases which basically mean the same thing:

"I not."
"I can't."
"I don't want to."
"No, Mummy!"

DBF's niece (4) loves the word "No."

#5 Allymeg69

Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:21 PM

My DS had a real "NO" phase (and I put that in capitals for good reason) at about 20-24 months, he is now 27 months, and what we tend to get now, when I say "DS I think you should .....", is "I don't think so"  ohmy.gif

The problem is it sounds so darned cute coming out of his mouth that I can't be cross with him!  biggrin.gif

#6 LittleM

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:54 AM

lol my ds is the same! i get fed up after a while (a very short while) and say, what do u want? show mum what u want. where is it?
and often he will show me. avoids the no thing and ioften get the chance to say no right back at him!! lol

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