My daughter is going to be 4 soon and since she learned about the baby in moms belly she seems to have one too lol. Sounds silly but should i be going along with it? She sometimes uses it as an excuse to not do something. I always tell her that hers is pretend and mommy's is real. Is there any harm in pretending with her? Im almost positive she knows its not real, but What if she is not sure and just tells me she knows.
Kids pretend-play and act out what's going on in their day to day lives. You're pregnant, so your DD wants to pretend she is as well. It's 100% natural, and even if it is tinged with a bit of jealousy, most of it is just her performing dramatic play.