Saying Modeh Ani with an infant

* This article is an excerpt from the above Sefer

Modeh Ani-Saying Modeh Ani with infant:[1]

It is the custom of righteous women to recite Modeh Ani on behalf of, and together with, their baby even prior to him learning how to speak.[2] Even those who don’t do so, are nonetheless accustomed to teach the child to say Modeh Ani starting from when the child learns how to speak.[3] Certainly, from age 3 and onwards every parent is to make sure that their child says Modeh Ani upon awakening.[4]


[1] Toras Menachem 5742 2:816; 5749 2:37; Shevach Habris 3:35

[2] Toras Menachem 5749 2:37

[3] Toras Menachem 5742 2:816 that so is the custom today of all Israel

[4] Toras Menachem 5742 2:816; See Igros Kodesh Rayatz 2:438; Brought in Hayom Yom 4th Iyar; Sefer Haminhagim p. 87; Igros Kodesh 5:21

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