hi, i just wanted to find out from other mums when their babies started to search for things that were taken away or no longer in their sight?
Some of you may know that a babies ability to understand that something still exists, even when its not in sight is called object permanence. I did my diploma in early childhood a few years back and studied this, along with a million other developmental stages.. however my brain has since turned to mush and i fear i may have lost a lot of that knowlegde
from the books i still have, they all say that object permanence doesnt begin to show until the child is at least 8-9 months of age, but none say if its common for this development to occur much earlier.
so i just wanted to get a mothers opinion on when your own bubs were able to comprehend this as my son is only 5 months old, and already seems able to understand this concept.
- for example today i was changing his nappy on his change table which has a mobile hanging over one end. i finished changing him and stood him up to do up the button on his pants. the mobile was no longer in his sight but he wouldnt stay still and kept twisting his head and body back around to find and grab the mobile.. from what i can see he is no more advanced than the norm in any other area, so i guess im just curious to know when your bub understood object permanence.
thanks for the help