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Do you remember anything before you were 4 years old?
Is it even possible to remember anything before you were 4 years old? My brother-in-law claims to remember looking up from his crib. Yeah, right.


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17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Monday 4/12/04 - 3:18:41 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes. I remember going to Disney land when I was 2 and had my 3rd birthday there.
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Monday 4/12/04 - 3:20:47 AM EST (GMT-5)
I remember a lot of stuff from age 2 and up. At age 3, I remember calling someone an non-nice individual at the grocery store.
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Monday 4/12/04 - 3:21:10 AM EST (GMT-5)
*assh*le, I mean
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Monday 4/12/04 - 3:22:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, lots of stuff.
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Monday 4/12/04 - 7:17:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
I can't be sure...I am not sure what is actually a memory and what I created from looking at pictures from when I was very young.
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/28/04 - 2:22:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yep I remember when I was just turning 2 and my little brother was born. I can remember turning and seeing my mom walk down the hall to show me which one he was. Before that, nada
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/28/04 - 2:24:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
I get memories now and then of stuff...mostly of a concert I went to, movies I saw, nightmares I had, fights I watched between family members...
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/28/04 - 2:40:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
"Granddaddy, what would happen if I put water in my milk? Why? Please? It's my birthday." - third birthday, to be specific. I have no idea why I remember saying that and nothing else of that day.
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/28/04 - 2:47:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
Not really. I can only remember a dream I had when I was very young.
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/28/04 - 2:57:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
I definitely have memories from when I was about 2 years old, and I've heard that kids start remembering things when they are between 18 months and 2 years old.

oh, and Cryn's got a good point about remembering stuff based on pictures

17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/28/04 - 3:16:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
I remember a few events from my Grandparent's house in Ireland... sitting on the step and the door closing on my sister and I and howling because we thought we were trapped outside. I must have been about three. My sister remembers vividly travelling to his funeral by plane when she was two years old. I was three years six months then. I can remember standing watching the mail being loaded onto the ship with my mother and seeing a plane fly over and saying that maybe my aunt and sister were on board.
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 4/29/04 - 2:27:40 AM EST (GMT-5)
I have a bunch of memories from my first year of nursury school and I was 3
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 4/29/04 - 2:28:46 AM EST (GMT-5)
I remember my brother being born when I was 2.
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 4/29/04 - 4:49:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
I have three very clear memories from before I was four, and many that I suspect fit into that time slot but I don't know for sure.
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 4/29/04 - 1:18:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
I remember things from when I was around 2 or 3. I have talked to my sisters and they were not picture memories but real ones.
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 5/11/04 - 4:26:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
my 1st memory is lying in my crib. My mother says that from my description od the window I was between 9 months and a years old. There were no pic's so I had no way of knowing. I just told her a few years ago and she was really surprised.
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 5/11/04 - 4:31:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
I have two vivid memories before I was four years old. I can't tell you what happened before or after, but I clearly remember the moment. No photos were being taken at the time either.

Some people do have singular memories of early life, such as looking up from their cribs or people smiling down on them. It's not unusual.

17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 5/11/04 - 7:39:30 AM EST (GMT-5)
I can remember some things from living in North Carolina, and we moved away from there when I was two and a half, so yes.

I can remember opening the refrigerator and seeing too much zucchini and being upset. And when my dad brought me a toy gas station for my cars. And I can remember trying to play with my neighbor's tricycle, which was much cooler than mine because it was pink, and that a house near ours had some lawn ornaments of toads sitting on mushrooms. So I guess I can think of a lot of stuff.

17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 5/11/04 - 8:23:33 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, i remember little bits of being 2, and i can clearly remember being 3.
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 5/11/04 - 8:50:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, although I wonder how much of it has been triggered by relatives' stories. In that case, they might not actually be memories.
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 5/11/04 - 9:46:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
I wouldn't buy the "looking up from his crib" thing, but I remember flashes of busting my head open at 3 years old.
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 5/11/04 - 9:48:29 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, I remember various snippets of my life in Hong Kong from nought to 4 years old.
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Saturday 5/15/04 - 7:26:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah. I remember living in Colorado when I was 2. I remember nearly drowning at 3.
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Saturday 5/15/04 - 7:39:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
yeah I clearly remember my mom falling on my head when I was two among many other things
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Saturday 5/15/04 - 8:02:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm sure I do, but really I can't tell the difference between memories when I was 2, 3, 4, or 5. So I'll remember something, but I can't be sure about when it happened.

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