I’m writing a story and seeing that I don’t have kids, I’d like some feedback from parents
Basically it’s about a child that’s taken from his parents
My first question is, how soon after a baby is born, does it come to recognize it’s mother and father. I’m assuming, and correct me if I’m wrong, an infant will be able to recognize his mother before his father.
I also realize there are no hard and fast rules, but how soon would a baby know its mother from a nurse or from neighbor holding him? Same for father.
Now my second part of the question is this
How old or at what stage in a baby’s development could you remove a baby from his mother and/or father, and have him grow up and not remember that he was taken away.
I remember a friend of mine, who’s African American had a little baby and I was so excited one day when he called me Mark. I said “Oh Angie look he knows my name.” And she replied “No, Mark he calls any white man Mark.”
My memories generally go back to age 4, though I do remember one incident that happend when I was 3. But I think taking a baby from it’s mother/father would be traumatic enough that he would at least have a vague notion something was off.
Or perhaps not, as I said, I don’t have kids.
So I guess for this part of the question I’m looking for the latest age or stage in a baby’s developement you could remove him and have the kid not recall anything.