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    Default How are premmies different?

    I've read a few posts recently, on various different topics, where people have remarked upon how different it can be to parent a premmie.

    I only have one child....a premmie....so I am curious to know more about how different it is...not in terms of motor and cognitive development/delays but perhaps more emotionally or other more general or practical ways.

    Do you have a premmie? How has parenting your premmie been different from parenting your other, full term babies...(assuming that your premmie is relatively healthy).

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    Default How are premmies different?

    My first son was premmie and I don't know if it was my over mothering because he was one or because he is a boy but he didn't mature as fast as his sister and with his class mates (he is now in prep) I have noticed he is less boisterous then other boys and such a baby still in many ways like he won't say Mum I am still Mummy or Mama and he still wants to be put in the trolley seat when we shop. But on the flip side he is such a gentle little soul who wouldn't say or do anything to hurt another person.

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    DS was a premmie and is almost 4, DD was fullterm and is 4 months. I don't know if it is just personality, being premmie or girl boy but she is a much easier baby, always smilling and happy. I think you stress more with a perm and we were a lot more over cautious and over protective with our first because of all we had to go through to get him home.


 

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