Most toddlers this age (nearly two years old) call all women mommies and all men daddies. On the other hand, their vocabulary is developing fast – most start learning some 10 words a day – and many can form very simple sentences. Theyre also getting better at knowing which words, as well as actions, can inspire family members and other people to do things for them.
This is so true, as has been proven by my two sons, who do call most men DA. He knows who his Daddy is, but he just doesn’t know all other men have names, I guess. My girls have not really done that, but I wanted to share this with my Host Families so they do not feel badly if their son or daughter begins calling the Au Pair Mommy or Daddy at first. Whatever name the rest of the family calls that person will come through, so just be patient at your child’s vocabulary grows to match his or her knowledge.
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