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Subject: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: nintieskid999 on 10/29/10 at 10:58 am

I'd say 1986. We remember all of the decade but were never considered 90s teens (turning 13 in 1999 doesn't really count). This makes people born in 1986 the ultimate 90s kids.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: Mat1991 on 10/29/10 at 11:31 am

I'd be more inclined to say 1987. You are usually not considered to be a teenager until you turn 13; if one were born in 1987, that means they'd turn 13 in the year 2000, meaning that they lived their entire pre-adolescent years in the 1990s.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: Starde on 10/29/10 at 12:01 pm

I believe the time period to be born into to really enjoy the 90's as a kid is the mid/late 80's (1983/84 - 1987), the best years being '86 or '87.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: joeman on 10/30/10 at 12:14 am

I'm going with 1982.  Someone born then would be 7-17 in the 90s and would start young adulthood in the 00s, where he is 17-27.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: nintieskid999 on 10/31/10 at 1:31 pm


I believe the time period to be born into to really enjoy the 90's as a kid is the mid/late 80's (1983/84 - 1987), the best years being '86 or '87.


I agree. People born in the mid 80s are definitely had the quintessential 90s childhood. As someone born in 86, I can say those years left a large impression on me.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: shoes on 11/30/10 at 4:34 pm

I must say 1984 or 1985.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: Ryan112390 on 12/02/10 at 3:21 pm

1990.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/10 at 3:35 pm


1990.
Possibly 1991 too?

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: Superflykid2008 on 12/07/10 at 12:05 pm


I agree. People born in the mid 80s are definitely had the quintessential 90s childhood. As someone born in 86, I can say those years left a large impression on me.

what about someone born November of 89, like me... ::) and graduated in 2008...

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: Starde on 12/07/10 at 11:01 pm


Possibly 1991 too?



I see early 90's babies as partial 90's kids since the 90's that they remember experiencing the most are the mid/late 90's. That's just me. :-\\

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: Superfly2008 on 12/09/10 at 8:14 pm



I see early 90's babies as partial 90's kids since the 90's that they remember experiencing the most are the mid/late 90's. That's just me. :-\\

yeah, I agree. I was born in late 89, and my earliest memories are around mid 93...so i know anyone born in the 90s can't remember much more than me. But, i was born 11/12/89, so i almost don't even consider myself an 80s baby. I was born so late in the year, that i was too young to graduate with other kids born in 89...

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: slapbracelet on 12/12/10 at 1:02 pm

1982

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: Superflykid2008 on 12/12/10 at 7:38 pm


1982

1982 is too old to be a real 90s kid. In my opinion a real 90s kid has to have been a teenager durin most of the following dcade, the 00s...

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: yelimsexa on 12/15/10 at 7:37 am


I'd say 1986. We remember all of the decade but were never considered 90s teens (turning 13 in 1999 doesn't really count). This makes people born in 1986 the ultimate 90s kids.


I agree. In the spring of 1990, Ninja Turtles peaked in popularity, and preschoolers were well into that fad and were just old enough to say things like "turtle power" and "Cowabunga!", and in the summer/fall of 1999, Pokemon peaked in popularity, and most people who weren't yet in high school in the fall of '99 were into Pokemon, in contrast, it was silly for a 1984er and to a degree a 1985er enjoying Pokemon entering high school in 1999. They viewed the NES as a nice "older system" given they were entering kindergarten when the SNES came out, and enjoyed the Nintendo 64/Playstation 1 era probably the most of any era being in middle school during their prime. Plus, they enjoyed Nickelodeon at its peak, turning 13 right when Spongebob came out. They were born soon enough to appreciate how the Internet changed society compared to the word-of-mouth atmosphere of their early childhood.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: Ahmed Johnson on 12/16/10 at 4:13 pm

nintieskid999 you make a good point. I would say 1985-1987 because they were at kid age during the early-mid-late 90s, 1985 (5-1990 12-1997) 1986 (5-1991 12-1998) 1987 (5-1992 12-1999) 1981-1984 were at kid age during the early-mid 90s, 1981 (12-1993) 1982 (12-1994) 1983 (12-1995) 1984 (12-1996) 1978-1980 only in the early 90s, 1978 (12-1990) 1979 (12-1991) 1980 (12-1992) That's true people born in 1986 were not much of an 90s teen when most of their 13-17 years took place in the 00s, I'd put it at 1985-1994, 1985 (13-1998 14-1999 / 15-2000 16-2001 17-2002) 1994 (13-2007 14-2008 15-2009 / 16-2010 17-2011.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: joeman on 12/16/10 at 5:30 pm


nintieskid999 you make a good point. I would say 1985-1987 because they were at kid age during the early-mid-late 90s, 1985 (5-1990 12-1997) 1986 (5-1991 12-1998) 1987 (5-1992 12-1999) 1981-1984 were at kid age during the early-mid 90s, 1981 (12-1993) 1982 (12-1994) 1983 (12-1995) 1984 (12-1996) 1978-1980 only in the early 90s, 1978 (12-1990) 1979 (12-1991) 1980 (12-1992) That's true people born in 1986 were not much of an 90s teen when most of their 13-17 years took place in the 00s, I'd put it at 1985-1994, 1985 (13-1998 14-1999 / 15-2000 16-2001 17-2002) 1994 (13-2007 14-2008 15-2009 / 16-2010 17-2011.


I'd shift the years a bit though since the early 2000s, 2000 and 2001, were very similiar to the 90s.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: angela on 12/16/10 at 8:48 pm

1987!
I am a February 1987 baby and consider myself to have had a consummate 90s childhood. 

Consider :
In early 1990 I turned 3, which is supposedly the age you start remembering stuff (ie no memories before age 3).
In early 2000 I turned 13.

Definitely 1987!

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: Nicole Little on 12/26/10 at 7:14 pm

This is my opinion, to be a 90s kid, you have to be born in the mid to late 80s.  The same goes for 80s kids.  An 80s kid have to be born in the mid to late 70s.  If you were born in 1976, and you just turn 13 in 1989, you are not an 80s teen, you're an 80s kid.  I believe that your childhood begins at 3 years old because that's when you start remembering stuff in clear picture.  Like me, I was born in 1977.  I don't remember the 70s AT ALL.  I was 1 year old in 1978, and I was 2 in 1979, and I don't remember sheesh from the 70s, but when I turn 3 years old in 1980, that's when I started forming my memories. I remember the whole 80s when it comes to music, cartoons, TV shows, and the Ronald Reagan.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: CeeKay on 12/26/10 at 7:33 pm


This is my opinion, to be a 90s kid, you have to be born in the mid to late 80s.  The same goes for 80s kids.  An 80s kid have to be born in the mid to late 70s. 


Interesting.  I was born in 1959, but I consider myself more of a 70s kid than a 60s kid.  I think to be a 90s kid, you would be born early - mid 80s -- so that you entered the 90s in an elementary school age and went up into or through high school. 

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: yelimsexa on 12/26/10 at 8:19 pm


Interesting.  I was born in 1959, but I consider myself more of a 70s kid than a 60s kid.  I think to be a 90s kid, you would be born early - mid 80s -- so that you entered the 90s in an elementary school age and went up into or through high school.   




But 1959ers are definately old enough to be an 8-year old "flower child" in 1967 with the hippie movement; that's quite interesting as by the time the "70s" really got underway in 1971-1972, you were hitting puberty; by 1977 when disco was peaking you were turning 18, and disco culture defintately isn't considered "childhood friendly", especially at the time. The "60s" really didn't get underway until late 1963, so you may faintly remember the beginning of Beatlemania on radios. Plus, 1959ers were definately "too old" for most '70s childhood staples- Sesame Street, Electric Company, Schoolhouse Rock. You were definately more of the Captain Kangaroo/Scooby-Doo generation. I always viewed '70s kids belonging in the front half of Generation X and not late Boomers/Joneses. 1965-68 are the ultimate "70s kids" in my opinon; young enough for Sesame Street/Electric Company, loved the Osmonds as their first "idols", plus they were too young to go into discos even when the genre died in 1980.

To me ultimate '80s kids are those who enjoyed Smurfs from beginning to end, liked both Pac-Man and the Super Mario Bros. cartoons, yet were too young to remember when disco was still going on (though they do recall '70s leftovers such as interior design and some fashion), and generally see either Mount St. Helen's eruption, John Lennon's Assination, or Ronald Reagan's first inaguration as the first "big event" that they recall.

But really, 1986ers are really the only people who could probably really enjoy both the Ninja Turtles peak in 1990 and Pokemon's Peak in 1999  as explained above.

Bottom line: generally people born in the "6" year and the later half of the "5" year of the decade prior to the decade of "childhood" they claim to be is generally the peak of being a child of that decade.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: CeeKay on 12/26/10 at 10:03 pm



But 1959ers are definately old enough to be an 8-year old "flower child" in 1967 with the hippie movement; that's quite interesting as by the time the "70s" really got underway in 1971-1972, you were hitting puberty; by 1977 when disco was peaking you were turning 18, and disco culture defintately isn't considered "childhood friendly", especially at the time. The "60s" really didn't get underway until late 1963, so you may faintly remember the beginning of Beatlemania on radios. Plus, 1959ers were definately "too old" for most '70s childhood staples- Sesame Street, Electric Company, Schoolhouse Rock. You were definately more of the Captain Kangaroo/Scooby-Doo generation. I always viewed '70s kids belonging in the front half of Generation X and not late Boomers/Joneses. 1965-68 are the ultimate "70s kids" in my opinon; young enough for Sesame Street/Electric Company, loved the Osmonds as their first "idols", plus they were too young to go into discos even when the genre died in 1980.


Wow.  Great summary.  I didn't think about it in that much detail.  But cool, I can agree with you.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: Nicole Little on 12/27/10 at 11:39 am


Interesting.  I was born in 1959, but I consider myself more of a 70s kid than a 60s kid.  I think to be a 90s kid, you would be born early - mid 80s -- so that you entered the 90s in an elementary school age and went up into or through high school.   


Technically, most adults remember their first childhood at the age of 3, and if you were born in 1959, that means that you were 3 years old in 1962, and you started elementary school in 1964, so, you are a 60s and early 70s kid because you didn't become a teenager until 1972, so you were a 70s teen, not a 70s kid.  There's a difference between a kid and a teen and an adult.  If you were a teen in the 70s, why do you consider yourself a 70s kid when you were a teen.  I believe that your childhood starts when you hit 3 years old because that's when you start going to preschool, and that's when you start forming your childhood memories, and this is a fact that most adults remember their earliest childhood at the age of 3.  I'm a witness to that.  I will NEVER consider myself a 90s child when I was a TEENAGER in the early to mid 90s and an adult in the mid to late 90s (you start your adulthood at age 18), and I came of age (21) in the late 90s, so I will NEVER considered myself a 90s child.  I'm an early to mid 90s teen and a mid to late 90s young adult.  I'm an 80s child because all of my childhood was in the 80s, NOT THE 90s!

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: Nicole Little on 12/27/10 at 11:46 am




But 1959ers are definately old enough to be an 8-year old "flower child" in 1967 with the hippie movement; that's quite interesting as by the time the "70s" really got underway in 1971-1972, you were hitting puberty; by 1977 when disco was peaking you were turning 18, and disco culture defintately isn't considered "childhood friendly", especially at the time. The "60s" really didn't get underway until late 1963, so you may faintly remember the beginning of Beatlemania on radios. Plus, 1959ers were definately "too old" for most '70s childhood staples- Sesame Street, Electric Company, Schoolhouse Rock. You were definately more of the Captain Kangaroo/Scooby-Doo generation. I always viewed '70s kids belonging in the front half of Generation X and not late Boomers/Joneses. 1965-68 are the ultimate "70s kids" in my opinon; young enough for Sesame Street/Electric Company, loved the Osmonds as their first "idols", plus they were too young to go into discos even when the genre died in 1980.

To me ultimate '80s kids are those who enjoyed Smurfs from beginning to end, liked both Pac-Man and the Super Mario Bros. cartoons, yet were too young to remember when disco was still going on (though they do recall '70s leftovers such as interior design and some fashion), and generally see either Mount St. Helen's eruption, John Lennon's Assination, or Ronald Reagan's first inaguration as the first "big event" that they recall.

But really, 1986ers are really the only people who could probably really enjoy both the Ninja Turtles peak in 1990 and Pokemon's Peak in 1999  as explained above.

Bottom line: generally people born in the "6" year and the later half of the "5" year of the decade prior to the decade of "childhood" they claim to be is generally the peak of being a child of that decade.


I disagree with you about those who were born in the 5th or 6th year of the decade being a true child of the decade because I was born in the 7th year of  the 70s (1977), and I was at the peak of being a child of the 80s, and being 3 years old is the beginning of your childhood, not 5 years old when you started elementary school.  I remember the early, mid, and late 80s very well, and I hit puberty in the late 80s, so I have to disagree with you thre, buddy.
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Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: tamra1989 on 02/04/11 at 8:32 am

i would say mid 80s to early 90s.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: Revolutions on 02/04/11 at 3:41 pm

yeah, 1985-91.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: Quin on 02/10/11 at 11:08 am

I'd say someone born in 1987-1988 is the ultimate 90's kid

If you're talking about ultimate 90's TEEN, I'd say 1977 - 1980

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: nicole1977 on 02/10/11 at 11:43 am


I'd say someone born in 1987-1988 is the ultimate 90's kid

If you're talking about ultimate 90's TEEN, I'd say 1977 - 1980


I believe that people that are 90s kid were born in 1985-1987 and the 90s teens are 1976-1981 born. That's my opinion.  A 1976er turned 13 in 1989.  I don't think that person is an 80s teen if they just started their teens in 1989, so I say that the 90s teens are 1976-1981.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: doglover44 on 02/10/11 at 8:41 pm

i was born in 1989 does that make me a 90s kid ?

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: 80sfan on 02/11/11 at 3:06 am


i was born in 1989 does that make me a 90s kid ?


Yup.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: 80sfan on 02/11/11 at 3:07 am

My opinion? A 90s kid is born 1985 to 1989.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: joeman on 02/11/11 at 8:12 am

I would say 1982-1991.  However, someone born in 82 would be full 90s kid(7-17) and someone born in 1991 would be in the cusp of 90s/00s(ages -1-8 in 90s and 9-18 in the 00s).  If u had adult years in the 00s, then u are not an 00s kid imo.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: nicole1977 on 02/11/11 at 8:23 am


I would say 1982-1991.  However, someone born in 82 would be full 90s kid(7-17) and someone born in 1991 would be in the cusp of 90s/00s(ages -1-8 in 90s and 9-18 in the 00s).  If u had adult years in the 00s, then u are not an 00s kid imo.


I think that a person born in 1982 is a little too old.  Let me explain.  A person born in 1982 was 8 years old in 1990.  That individual becomes 13 in 1995, so he/she's a mid-to-late 80s/early to mid 90s kid, and a mid to late 90s teen.

I believe that a full 90s kid was born in 1985 to 1987, and 1987 was the last FULL 90s kid because a person biologically start their childhood at 3 years old, and most people remember their earliest childhood at 3 years old, and they started pre-K at 3 years old, and childhood is ages 3-12. 

Remember, we're talking about a full 90s CHILD from 1990 to 1999.  There's a difference between a CHILD and a TEENAGER.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: joeman on 02/11/11 at 8:33 am


I think that a person born in 1982 is a little too old.  Let me explain.  A person born in 1982 was 8 years old in 1990.  That individual becomes 13 in 1995, so he/she's a mid-to-late 80s/early to mid 90s kid, and a mid to late 90s teen.

I believe that a full 90s kid was born in 1985 to 1987, and 1987 was the last FULL 90s kid because a person biologically start their childhood at 3 years old, and most people remember their earliest childhood at 3 years old, and they started pre-K at 3 years old, and childhood is ages 3-12. 

Remember, we're talking about a full 90s CHILD from 1990 to 1999.  There's a difference between a CHILD and a TEENAGER.


I agree, however someone born in 82 spend more time as a kid in the 90s then in the 80s.  That is why I started it from there.  Someone born in 1991 would be the same, except spending a few months more in the 90s than 00s.  Hence the middle ground is someone born in 86, which is more of a pure 90s kid than both ends.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: nicole1977 on 02/11/11 at 8:39 am


I agree, however someone born in 82 spend more time as a kid in the 90s then in the 80s.  That is why I started it from there.  Someone born in 1991 would be the same, except spending a few months more in the 90s than 00s.  Hence the middle ground is someone born in 86, which is more of a pure 90s kid than both ends.


The reason why I say that the core full 90s kid was born in 1987 is because an individual was 3 years old in 1990 and 12 years old in 1999 whereas a 1986er was 4 in 1990 and 13 in 1999.  That's why I say that 1987 is the last full 90s kid.  Remember, when you turn 13, you're not a child anymore.    

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: joeman on 02/11/11 at 8:40 am


The reasobn why I say that the core full 90s kid was born in 1987 is because an individual was 3 years old in 1990 and 12 years old in 1999 whereas a 1986er was 4 in 1990 and 13 in 1999.  That's why I say that 1987 is the last full 90s kid.  Remember, when you turn 13, you're not a child anymore.


Agreed!

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: nicole1977 on 02/11/11 at 8:55 am


Agreed!


Nevertheless, a 1986er is not a 90s teen either because that individual just turn 13 at the end of the 90s decade, 1999. He/she doesn't have enough time to be a 90s teen.  Even though 1987 was the last full 90s kid, 1986er and 1987er have the best of both worlds.  They embraced the 90s culture as children, and they embrace the 2000s culture as teens and they both came of age in the mid to late 2000s.  A person born in the 6th and 7th year of the decade embrace both cultures.  For instance, here are two individuals.  One was born in 1946 and the other one was born in 1947.  Even though they are only a year apart from each other, they both have a lot in common.  A 1946er and a 1947er spend all of their childhood in the 50s.  They embraced the 50s culture as children.  They embrace the 60s culture as teens in the early to mid 60s.  They were both 20-something in the late 60s.  They've embraced two decades, the 50s and the 60s

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: B. Spears fan on 02/11/11 at 4:24 pm

91
Nevertheless, a 1986er is not a 90s teen either because that individual just turn 13 at the end of the 90s decade, 1999. He/she doesn't have enough time to be a 90s teen.  Even though 1987 was the last full 90s kid, 1986er and 1987er have the best of both worlds.  They embraced the 90s culture as children, and they embrace the 2000s culture as teens and they both came of age in the mid to late 2000s.  A person born in the 6th and 7th year of the decade embrace both cultures.  For instance, here are two individuals.  One was born in 1946 and the other one was born in 1947.  Even though they are only a year apart from each other, they both have a lot in common.  A 1946er and a 1947er spend all of their childhood in the 50s.  They embraced the 50s culture as children.  They embrace the 60s culture as teens in the early to mid 60s.  They were both 20-something in the late 60s.  They've embraced two decades, the 50s and the 60s


interesting. Do you think those born at the beginning are torn in between decades? I was born in '90 and i feel torn between the 90s and 00s.  I  was a kid in the 90s, but i also enjoyed it in the 00s. I think people born at the very beginning like '90-'91 could choose which decade they want to associate themselves with. i think '90-'91 or even early '92 are the hybrid groups.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: nicole1977 on 02/11/11 at 4:39 pm


interesting. Do you think those born at the beginning are torn in between decades? I was born in '90 and i feel torn between the 90s and 00s.  I  was a kid in the 90s, but i also enjoyed it in the 00s. I think people born at the very beginning like '90-'91 could choose which decade they want to associate themselves with. i think '90-'91 or even early '92 are the hybrid groups.


Please don't get offended in what I'm about to say, but if you were just born in the 90s whether in the beginning, middle or end of the 90s, then you are not a true, full, ultimate 90s kid.  I believe with all of my heart that in order to be a true full 90s child, you have to remember 1990 to 1999 as a child.   You can't just remember the mid to late 90s only to be a full 90s kid.  

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: nicole1977 on 02/11/11 at 5:01 pm


Agreed. As an 86er, I think it's really stupid that some people think you can only grow up in one decade. I grew up in two and so did many others.


Most people born in the 5th, 6th, and 7th year of the decade did.  Like me for instance, I'm a 1977er, and I can relate to someone born within the same year as me or a 1976er.  A 1976er and a 1977er are both 80s children from the early 80s to the late 80s.  They are early to mid 90s teens.  They both came of age in the late 90s.  A 1976er and a 1977er embraced the 80s AND 90s.  They rarely embraced the 2000s culture except maybe the very early 2000s culture because it was still the late 90s culture.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: The Juggernaut on 02/12/11 at 5:55 pm

I wouldn't pick one year. I would say those born in 1985 1986 1987 as the ultimate 90s kid. I agree the 86ers are not really a 90s teenager and the same goes for the 85ers more of a 00s teenager.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: Superfly2008 on 02/13/11 at 7:26 am


I agree, however someone born in 82 spend more time as a kid in the 90s then in the 80s.  That is why I started it from there.  Someone born in 1991 would be the same, except spending a few months more in the 90s than 00s.  Hence the middle ground is someone born in 86, which is more of a pure 90s kid than both ends.

Someone born in 82, assuming  memoirs started at 3 would have been a kid in 85-86-87-88-89....in the 80s...

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: Superfly2008 on 02/13/11 at 7:28 am


Most people born in the 5th, 6th, and 7th year of the decade did.  Like me for instance, I'm a 1977er, and I can relate to someone born within the same year as me or a 1976er.  A 1976er and a 1977er are both 80s children from the early 80s to the late 80s.  They are early to mid 90s teens.   They both came of age in the late 90s.  A 1976er and a 1977er embraced the 80s AND 90s.  They rarely embraced the 2000s culture except maybe the very early 2000s culture because it was still the late 90s culture.

I dunno...I'm 21, and have a couple of memories of 1992, and this is when i was only 2 years old. So, someone born in 1990 can remember some of the early 90s...

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: ninny on 02/13/11 at 11:12 am

Are we talking under the age of ten memories or over? My son was born in 89 so if it's under the age of ten, then people born 87-89, if over anybody born before 87.
If you want real little kids then my daughter who was born in 91 would be better.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: nicole1977 on 02/13/11 at 11:54 am


Are we talking under the age of ten memories or over? My son was born in 89 so if it's under the age of ten, then people born 87-89, if over anybody born before 87.
If you want real little kids then my daughter who was born in 91 would be better.


We are talking about people who were children in the 1990s.  Childhood ranges from 3 to 12 years old.  A preteen is ages 11 and 12.  A 1987er is the last full 90s kid because a 1987er was 3 years old in 1990 and 12 years old in 1999.  Once you hit 13, you are a teenager, not a child.  The age of 3 was when memories start to form, and that's when they start pre-K.  I don't remember being 1 year old or 2 years old.  If I did, it's VERY VERY vague.  I remember being 3 VERY clearly and photogenically in 1980.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: Davester on 02/13/11 at 1:07 pm


We are talking about people who were children in the 1990s.  Childhood ranges from 3 to 12 years old.  A preteen is ages 11 and 12.  A 1987er is the last full 90s kid because a 1987er was 3 years old in 1990 and 12 years old in 1999.  Once you hit 13, you are a teenager, not a child.  The age of 3 was when memories start to form, and that's when they start pre-K.  I don't remember being 1 year old or 2 years old.  If I did, it's VERY VERY vague.  I remember being 3 VERY clearly and photogenically in 1980.


  Childhood ranges from birth to the start of puberty, 12 to 14 years.  "Teen" is a comparatively recent term used in place of "adolescent".  Same for "pre-teen".  "Pre-pre-teen" is nine and ten y/o.  Kid is a general term for "child" or "young person"...

  Pre-mid-fortier, here..!  Yeehaaawww...!

   

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: nicole1977 on 02/13/11 at 1:59 pm


  Childhood ranges from birth to the start of puberty, 12 to 14 years.  "Teen" is a comparatively recent term used in place of "adolescent".  Same for "pre-teen".  "Pre-pre-teen" is nine and ten y/o.  Kid is a general term for "child" or "young person"...

  Pre-mid-fortier, here..!  Yeehaaawww...!

   


;D ;D ;D  You're funny with the latter!  YEEEHAAAWWW!!!!  


Toddler years are ages 1-2.  Pre-K years are ages 3-4.  Elementary school years are ages 5-10.  Middle school years are ages 11-13.  High school year are ages 14-18.  College years are ages 18-22.  When I mean that childhood is from 3 to 12, I'm talking about those UNDER 13 and over 3 years old.  The reason why I started childhood as 3 years old is basically because of memories since it starts at 3.  The second reason why I said 3 years old is the start of childhood is because of the fact that most 3 year olds start preschool, and they are more likely to know what's going on around them more than a 1 year old or a 2 years old.  Teen years starts at 13.  I still believe that in order to be a 90s child, you have to remember 1990 to 1999 as a child.  Those who were just born in the 90s are not going to remember the early 90s. They are not 90s children. They are 90s babies. You have to remember the 90s in its entirety to be a 90s kid, and I believe that 1985, 1986, and 1987 born people are the ultimate 90s children. There's a difference between a child, teen, and adult.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: joeman on 02/13/11 at 3:47 pm


I wouldn't pick one year. I would say those born in 1985 1986 1987 as the ultimate 90s kid. I agree the 86ers are not really a 90s teenager and the same goes for the 85ers more of a 00s teenager.


Disagree with 85ers being 00s teens.  Remember 2000-2002 was still the late 90s culture and they were 15-17 in it.  2003 they were 18, and out of HS when the 00s culture begin.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: 80sfan on 02/13/11 at 4:19 pm


Disagree with 85ers being 00s teens.  Remember 2000-2002 was still the late 90s culture and they were 15-17 in it.  2003 they were 18, and out of HS when the 00s culture begin.


Wow, so the first year of a PURE 00s teen would be someone born in 1990.  :o

I'm an 88er, but I was 13 in 2001 and 2002, which is considered still a bit 90ish!

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: joeman on 02/13/11 at 6:29 pm


Wow, so the first year of a PURE 00s teen would be someone born in 1990.  :o

I'm an 88er, but I was 13 in 2001 and 2002, which is considered still a bit 90ish!


I think 88 born people have 90s in the considering being 11 in 1999 and 2001(before 9/11) turn 13.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: The Juggernaut on 02/13/11 at 7:50 pm


Disagree with 85ers being 00s teens.  Remember 2000-2002 was still the late 90s culture and they were 15-17 in it.  2003 they were 18, and out of HS when the 00s culture begin.

"Disagree with 85ers being 00s teens" I'm assuming you were born in 1985. You were 13 in 1998 and 14 in 1999 as a teenager for 2 years in the 90s decade and you were 15 in 2000 16 in 2001 and 17 in 2002 as a teenager for 3 years in the 00s decade and you became a young adult in 2003. Even though alot of the late 90s culture carried over into the early 00s and I agree but that doesn't mean that 2000-2002 isn't part of the 00s decade and the same thing applies with the others decades. So when you say you're not a 00s teenager that would imply you were never 15-17.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: joeman on 02/13/11 at 7:54 pm


"Disagree with 85ers being 00s teens" I'm assuming you were born in 1985. You were 13 in 1998 and 14 in 1999 as a teenager for 2 years in the 90s decade and you were 15 in 2000 16 in 2001 and 17 in 2002 as a teenager for 3 years in the 00s decade and you became a young adult in 2003. Even though alot of the late 90s culture carried over into the early 00s and I agree but that doesn't mean that 2000-2002 isn't part of the 00s decade and the same thing applies with the others decades. So when you say you're not a 00s teenager that would imply you were never 15-17.


I'm a late 90s/early 00s teen.

You should def.  register in this forum.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: The Juggernaut on 02/13/11 at 8:01 pm


I'm a late 90s/early 00s teen.

You should def.  register in this forum.
"I'm a late 90s/early 00s teen." I agree

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: Emman on 02/13/11 at 10:15 pm


I'm a late 90s/early 00s teen.

You should def.  register in this forum.


Yeah, I was born in 1985 too and I consider myself a "milleninal teenager" if that makes sense, but I did spend more of my teen years in the 00s than the 90s, entering my 20s in 2005.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: nicole1977 on 02/13/11 at 10:49 pm


I'm a late 90s/early 00s teen.

You should def.  register in this forum.


Well, since I'm an old head compare to you and Juggernaut, being a 1977er, I'm an early to mid 90s teen.  I became a young adult in 1995, 18 years old.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: 80sfan on 02/13/11 at 11:05 pm

I consider myself pretty much a pure 00s teen.

I was a teenager from 2001 to 2008. I mean, how much more pure 00s teen can you get?  :P

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: joeman on 02/13/11 at 11:10 pm


Yeah, I was born in 1985 too and I consider myself a "milleninal teenager" if that makes sense, but I did spend more of my teen years in the 00s than the 90s, entering my 20s in 2005.


Same here.  However the 00s will always be my primary young adult years being 18-24 during 2003-2010.       

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: joeman on 02/13/11 at 11:11 pm


Well, since I'm an old head compare to you and Juggernaut, being a 1977er, I'm an early to mid 90s teen.  I became a young adult in 1995, 18 years old.


It would have been cool being a young adult during the 90s, as I think those were targeted the most in that era. 

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: nicole1977 on 02/13/11 at 11:26 pm


It would have been cool being a young adult during the 90s, as I think those were targeted the most in that era. 


I know.  I had more fun being a young adult in the mid to late 90s because I was out of high school, going to community college, experiencing life even though I was still living with my daddy at the time.  I'm tired of people saying that age 18 is not the beginning of young adulthood.  Yes it is.  If they do their research, 18 is the age that you become a young adult.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: BeeBoo on 02/14/11 at 3:03 am

I think to be a '90s kid' you have to have MORE THAN HALF of your childhood in the 90s. My definition of childhood is 4-12, between being a toddler and a teenager. So while anyone born between 1982-83 and 1990-91 is a '90s kid', the 'ultimate 90s kid' has got to be 1986-1988, with the penultimate year probably being 1987ers. Of course everyone is different, and some are more in touch with the times than others, but nobody outside the 1982-1991 age group can truly claim to be a 90s kid.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: Link on 02/14/11 at 6:19 am

I agree with the juggernaut, I wouldn't pick one year either. Well, those born in 1987 were 12 years old in 1999 and those born in 1988 and 1989 were more of an 90s kid but also an 00s kid. Those born in 1984 were ages 13-15 in the 90s for 3 years and ages 16 and 17 in the 00s for 2 years, more of an 90s teenager. Those born in 1985 were ages 13 and 14 in the 90s for 2 years and ages 15-17 in the 00s for 3 years, more of an 00s teenager. I would say the ultimate 90s kids are 1985 and 1986 and 1987. I consider the young adult ages 18-20 and then you become an adult at age 21.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: yelimsexa on 02/14/11 at 6:42 am

Some pop cultural cornerstones that applied to real '90s kids:

1. For boys: enjoyed both Ninja Turtles at it's peak of popularity in 1990 and Pokemon's peak in 1999 very well. That leaves a VERY short window (1985-1987). 1987ers may be too young to appreciate the turtles and 1985ers may be too old for Pokemon as they entered high school around the time the movie came out. IMO the release of both the first TMNT movie and the first Pokemon movie bookended the "90s kid stuff".
2. NES, not SNES was their first video game system. 1987ers were 4 when SNES came out, and not everyone switched over right away at the time. Also, they enjoyed Sonic 1 and Sonic Adventure in 1999 equally (though some born earlier may agree as well). Some gamers tuned out during the N64 or Gamecube era, but many still continue to enjoy video games to this day of this generation!
3. Nickelodeon of the '90s was a TV institution through the decade for this age group, remembering a time when You Can't Do That On Television was on as well, but tuning out shortly after the debut of Spongebob.
4. Disney movies of this decade were an institution, liking both either the Little Mermaid all the way through to Tarzan, once again leaving a narrow window. The Disney Afternoon also a fixture, straight from the original Gummi Bears/Ducktales/Chip & Dale/Tale Spin lineup until it all moved to the Disney Channel in the late '90s.
5. Remembers the transition from Apple II computers to iMacs (or to Microsoft through to Windows 98 and ME) very clearly.
6. Remembers when CDs weren't found yet in cars and appreciates how to use a cassette player well.
7. A girl was equally into both Magic Nursery dolls and Furbys.

If you said yes to at least 5 out of 7 of those, you're pretty safe to be considered a true '90s kid.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: joeman on 02/14/11 at 8:19 am

I have to disagree with young adulthood ending at 20.  The brain of a human's body doesn't cut off the necessary wires until 24-25.  Biologically, I do think adulthood should be age 16, but for the sake lets go with 18, since that is when most kids are out of school and start entering the workforce.  From 18-25, you are young and have money, which is why there is a demographic and imo the leading demographic of the decade.  I believe the 00s were catered to the 80s born people more than the 90s born because of this imo.  Same with the 90s with the 70s born people and the 60s with the 40s born people.  People born in the 90s will shape up on what the 10s will be.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: 80sfan on 02/14/11 at 8:27 am


I have to disagree with young adulthood ending at 20.  The brain of a human's body doesn't cut off the necessary wires until 24-25.  Biologically, I do think adulthood should be age 16, but for the sake lets go with 18, since that is when most kids are out of school and start entering the workforce.  From 18-25, you are young and have money, which is why there is a demographic and imo the leading demographic of the decade.  I believe the 00s were catered to the 80s born people more than the 90s born because of this imo.  Same with the 90s with the 70s born people and the 60s with the 40s born people.  People born in the 90s will shape up on what the 10s will be.


I think young adulthood ends at 30. But that's just my personal opinion.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: nicole1977 on 02/14/11 at 6:20 pm


I think to be a '90s kid' you have to have MORE THAN HALF of your childhood in the 90s. My definition of childhood is 4-12, between being a toddler and a teenager. So while anyone born between 1982-83 and 1990-91 is a '90s kid', the 'ultimate 90s kid' has got to be 1986-1988, with the penultimate year probably being 1987ers. Of course everyone is different, and some are more in touch with the times than others, but nobody outside the 1982-1991 age group can truly claim to be a 90s kid.


I believe that childhood begins at 3 years old. The last time I checked, a 3-year-old was NEVER consider a toddler according to research.  When I think of a 3-year-old and a 4-year-old, I think of them as preschoolers, not toddlers.  A toddler is between the ages of 1 and 2. A preschooler is between the ages of 3 and 4.  Elementary school agers begins at 5 years old and ends at 11 years old.  Childhood is ages 3-12, and the last pure ultimate 90s child is a 1987er.  The ultimate 90s children were born in 1985, 1986, and 1987.  I don't consider a 1982er and 1983er a full 90s child because their teen years starts in the mid 90s.  There's a difference between a teenager and a child.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: nicole1977 on 02/14/11 at 6:24 pm


Some pop cultural cornerstones that applied to real '90s kids:

1. For boys: enjoyed both Ninja Turtles at it's peak of popularity in 1990 and Pokemon's peak in 1999 very well. That leaves a VERY short window (1985-1987). 1987ers may be too young to appreciate the turtles and 1985ers may be too old for Pokemon as they entered high school around the time the movie came out. IMO the release of both the first TMNT movie and the first Pokemon movie bookended the "90s kid stuff".
2. NES, not SNES was their first video game system. 1987ers were 4 when SNES came out, and not everyone switched over right away at the time. Also, they enjoyed Sonic 1 and Sonic Adventure in 1999 equally (though some born earlier may agree as well). Some gamers tuned out during the N64 era, but many still continue to enjoy video games to this day of this generation!
3. Nickelodeon of the '90s was a TV institution through the decade for this age group, remembering a time when You Can't Do That On Television was on as well, but tuning out shortly after the debut of Spongebob.
4. Disney movies of this decade were an institution, liking both either the Little Mermaid all the way through to Tarzan, once again leaving a narrow window. The Disney Afternoon also a fixture, straight from the original Gummi Bears/Ducktales/Chip & Dale/Tale Spin lineup until it all moved to the Disney Channel in the late '90s.
5. Remembers the transition from Apple II computers to iMacs (or to Microsoft through to Windows 98 and ME) very clearly.
6. Remembers when CDs weren't found yet in cars and appreciates how to use a cassette player well.
7. A girl was equally into both Magic Nursery dolls and Furbys.

If you said yest to at least 5 out of 7 of those, you're pretty safe to be considered a true '90s kid.


I disagree with you when you said that 1987er were too young to appreciate the Turtles.  I have a cousin that was born in 1987, and when the Turtles blew up in 1990, he wanted a Turtle action figure.  Trust me, I was there.  I used to babysit him when he was 3 and all he talked about was the Turtles. I know a lot of 1987ers who were 3 years old in 1990 who loved the Turtles when it blew up in 1990.  I still say that a 1987er was the last full 90s child since they were 3 in 1990 and 12 in 1999.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: 80sfan on 02/14/11 at 6:29 pm


I disagree with you when you said that 1987er were too young to appreciate the Turtles.  I have a cousin that was born in 1987, and when the Turtles blew up in 1990, he wanted a Turtle action figure.  Trust me, i was there.  I used to babysit him when he was 3 and all he talked about was the Turtules. I know a lot of 1987ers who were 3 years old in 1990 who loved the Turtles when it blew up in 1990.


Wow, your cousin is pretty much my age! I'm a 1988er. I think 1987 is probably the line drawn for ninja turtle fans. Anyone after 1987 is too young to remember when they blue up in 1990!

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: nicole1977 on 02/14/11 at 6:35 pm


Wow, your cousin is pretty much my age! I'm a 1988er. I think 1987 is probably the line drawn for ninja turtle fans. Anyone after 1987 is too young to remember when they blue up in 1990!




Thank you!  I know a lot of 24-year-olds (1987ers) that talked about the Turtles, and the Turtles blew up in 1990.  Like I said earlier, most adults remember their earliest childhood at 3 years old.  A 1986er IS NOT the last full 90s child since he/she turned 13 in 1999.  I guess I'm not a full 80s child since I was born in 1977, right?  BULLsheesh!  I remember 1980 to 1989 in clear picture.  Childhood is ages 3-12.  A 1987er was a child from 1990 to 1999, but I say this.  A 1986er and a 1987er both experience the Turtles in 1990.  They BOTH experience the 90s from the beginning to the end.  The only difference is that they're only a year apart.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: 80sfan on 02/14/11 at 7:16 pm


Thank you!  I know a lot of 24-year-olds (1987ers) that talked about the Turtles, and the Turtles blew up in 1990.  Like I said earlier, most adults remember their earliest childhood at 3 years old.  A 1986er IS NOT the last full 90s child since he/she turned 13 in 1999.  I guess I'm not a full 80s child since I was born in 1977, right?  BULLsheesh!  I remember 1980 to 1989 in clear picture.  Childhood is ages 3-12.  A 1987er was a child from 1990 to 1999, but I say this.  A 1986er and a 1987er both experience the Turtles in 1990.  They BOTH experience the 90s from the beginning to the end.  The only difference is that they're only a year apart.


I was born 1988, but my first year I remember clearly is 1993 when I was about 4.

I do have memories of being three, but the only reason why I remember it is because of my pictures from back then so that doesn't count. So 4 is when I started having a memory. Most people remember stuff starting around age 3 to 4. I have never heard anyone saying that they remember anything at age 2.  :D

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: nicole1977 on 02/14/11 at 8:14 pm


I was born 1988, but my first year I remember clearly is 1993 when I was about 4.

I do have memories of being three, but the only reason why I remember it is because of my pictures from back then so that doesn't count. So 4 is when I started having a memory. Most people remember stuff starting around age 3 to 4. I have never heard anyone saying that they remember anything at age 2.  :D


I'm not going to let somebody tell me that because I was born in the 7th year of the 70s, that I'm not a real 80s kid when I know that I'm the last real 80s child.  I believe that in order to be a child of a decade, you have to be at least 3 years old and over in the first year of the decade.  Age 3 is when you start doing a little more childhood things, going to pre-K, forming memories for  when you get older.  Like you said and like a whole lot of people, medical doctors, health experts, psychologists say, MOST PEOPLE REMEMBER WHAT THEY DID IN CLEAR PICTURE STARTING BETWEEN THE AGES OF 3 AND 4 YEARS OLD!  Point blank!  I'm going to keep saying that until I'm blue in the face because some people just don't get it!  I remember being 3 in 1980 to being 12 in 1989.  I guess people tend to forget that once you hit 13 years old, you are a TEENAGER and not a CHILD!  There's a DIFFERENCE between the two!  That's why I said that a person who was born in 1967 was the last real 70s child.  That's why I said that a person who was born in 1977 is the last real 80s child.  That's why I said that a person who was born in 1987 is the last real 90s child.  It is because they were a CHILD from the beginning of the decade (age 3) to the end of the decade (age 12).  The last time I checked, a 13-year-old is NOT, I repeat, NOT a child, but a TEENAGER.  You have to look at the numbers.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: 80sfan on 02/14/11 at 11:25 pm


I'm not going to let somebody tell me that because I was born in the 7th year of the 70s, that I'm not a real 80s kid when I know that I'm the last real 80s child.  I believe that in order to be a child of a decade, you have to be at least 3 years old and over in the first year of the decade.  Age 3 is when you start doing a little more childhood things, going to pre-K, forming memories for  when you get older.  Like you said and like a whole lot of people, medical doctors, health experts, psychologists say, MOST PEOPLE REMEMBER WHAT THEY DID IN CLEAR PICTURE STARTING BETWEEN THE AGES OF 3 AND 4 YEARS OLD!  Point blank!  I'm going to keep saying that until I'm blue in the face because some people just don't get it!  I remember being 3 in 1980 to being 12 in 1989.  I guess people tend to forget that once you hit 13 years old, you are a TEENAGER and not a CHILD!  There's a DIFFERENCE between the two!  That's why I said that a person who was born in 1967 was the last real 70s child.  That's why I said that a person who was born in 1977 is the last real 80s child.  That's why I said that a person who was born in 1987 is the last real 90s child.  It is because they were a CHILD from the beginning of the decade (age 3) to the end of the decade (age 12).  The last time I checked, a 13-year-old is NOT, I repeat, NOT a child, but a TEENAGER.  You have to look at the numbers.


You should be able to remember ALL of the 80s, 1980 thru 1989. Being that you were 3 in 1980. You're lucky! I'd love to grow up in the 80s. Sigh:.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: fredrickthe94guy on 02/15/11 at 3:24 am

well i want to grow up in the 90s :p i dont particularly care about the 80s much :p

i think what makes an ultimate 90s kids are those who are born in 1986- 1989

i am part 90s kids but i am considered to be more of early 00s kids :p

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: BeeBoo on 02/15/11 at 5:08 am


Some pop cultural cornerstones that applied to real '90s kids:

1. For boys: enjoyed both Ninja Turtles at it's peak of popularity in 1990 and Pokemon's peak in 1999 very well. That leaves a VERY short window (1985-1987). 1987ers may be too young to appreciate the turtles and 1985ers may be too old for Pokemon as they entered high school around the time the movie came out. IMO the release of both the first TMNT movie and the first Pokemon movie bookended the "90s kid stuff".
2. NES, not SNES was their first video game system. 1987ers were 4 when SNES came out, and not everyone switched over right away at the time. Also, they enjoyed Sonic 1 and Sonic Adventure in 1999 equally (though some born earlier may agree as well). Some gamers tuned out during the N64 era, but many still continue to enjoy video games to this day of this generation!
3. Nickelodeon of the '90s was a TV institution through the decade for this age group, remembering a time when You Can't Do That On Television was on as well, but tuning out shortly after the debut of Spongebob.
4. Disney movies of this decade were an institution, liking both either the Little Mermaid all the way through to Tarzan, once again leaving a narrow window. The Disney Afternoon also a fixture, straight from the original Gummi Bears/Ducktales/Chip & Dale/Tale Spin lineup until it all moved to the Disney Channel in the late '90s.
5. Remembers the transition from Apple II computers to iMacs (or to Microsoft through to Windows 98 and ME) very clearly.
6. Remembers when CDs weren't found yet in cars and appreciates how to use a cassette player well.
7. A girl was equally into both Magic Nursery dolls and Furbys.

If you said yest to at least 5 out of 7 of those, you're pretty safe to be considered a true '90s kid.


I tick all those boxes, except magic nursery/furbies and NES. Plenty of people my age never owned the NES, but they remember when it was still around. I played it a couple of times. I even remember playing Atari at a friend's house.

I remember having Ninja turtle toys when i was about 3-4, but being too old for Pokemon, although a few my age were into it, it was always considered a bit too childish for somebody of my age.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: BeeBoo on 02/15/11 at 5:14 am


I believe that childhood begins at 3 years old. The last time I checked, a 3-year-old was NEVER consider a toddler according to research.  When I think of a 3-year-old and a 4-year-old, I think of them as preschoolers, not toddlers.  A toddler is between the ages of 1 and 2. A preschooler is between the ages of 3 and 4.  Elementary school agers begins at 5 years old and ends at 11 years old.  Childhood is ages 3-12, and the last pure ultimate 90s child is a 1987er.  The ultimate 90s children were born in 1985, 1986, and 1987.  I don't consider a 1982er and 1983er a full 90s child because their teen years starts in the mid 90s.  There's a difference between a teenager and a child.


Hmmm, well personally I had maybe one or two memories from age 3, but it wasn't until late in my fourth year that I felt my memory truly began as a continuous experience. I can't really connect my 3 year old self to the me I am now, but at age 4 I felt the 'same' so to speak, but everyone has their own definition.

My definition is half your childhood or more makes you a 90s kid because otherwise you'd be an 80s or a 00s kid. Mathematically the 'ultimate 90s kid' is indisputable, but the thing called 'decade' lag, where a cultural decade (the features that tie that decade together) lags a bit behind the chronological ten years that officially make up that decade. So if the 'cultural 90s' was so from 1991 to 2001, 1996 might (or might not) be closer to the cultural pivot of the 90s, and a 90s kid might be a bit closer to 87-88 than 85-86. An interesting thing I notice is 85ers have some awareness of the 80s, while 86ers barely have any.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: joeman on 02/15/11 at 6:44 am


Hmmm, well personally I had maybe one or two memories from age 3, but it wasn't until late in my fourth year that I felt my memory truly began as a continuous experience. I can't really connect my 3 year old self to the me I am now, but at age 4 I felt the 'same' so to speak, but everyone has their own definition.

My definition is half your childhood or more makes you a 90s kid because otherwise you'd be an 80s or a 00s kid. Mathematically the 'ultimate 90s kid' is indisputable, but the thing called 'decade' lag, where a cultural decade (the features that tie that decade together) lags a bit behind the chronological ten years that officially make up that decade. So if the 'cultural 90s' was so from 1991 to 2001, 1996 might (or might not) be closer to the cultural pivot of the 90s, and a 90s kid might be a bit closer to 87-88 than 85-86. An interesting thing I notice is 85ers have some awareness of the 80s, while 86ers barely have any.


That's true about remembering the 80s.  One of my first memories is watching the Berlin Wall fall down on TV with my dad.  Couldn't understand it at the time though nor the whole Cold War atomsphere other than the Soviets being bad people with thick accents(Thank you WWF lol).

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: 80sfan on 02/15/11 at 10:00 am


well i want to grow up in the 90s :p i dont particularly care about the 80s much :p

i think what makes an ultimate 90s kids are those who are born in 1986- 1989

i am part 90s kids but i am considered to be more of early 00s kids :p


I can't remember 1990 to 1992, but I do remember 1993 and after.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: ninny on 02/15/11 at 10:37 am

Is there any right answer. If you were born in the mid 80's 84-86, you would be 6-4 when 1990 came around and you would have fond memories of being a kid the 90's. If you were born 87-89 you wouldn't remember the early 90's to well, but around 92-94 you would start having fond memories (heck even people born between 80-83 would have fond memories of the early 90's)

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: nicole19771 on 02/15/11 at 11:43 am


Is there any right answer. If you were born in the mid 80's 84-86, you would be 6-4 when 1990 came around and you would have fond memories of being a kid the 90's. If you were born 87-89 you wouldn't remember the early 90's to well, but around 92-94 you would start having fond memories (heck even people born between 80-83 would have fond memories of the early 90's)


I disagree with that.  A 1987er was 3 years old in 1990, so most likely a 1987er will remember the early 90s since most people have their early childhood memories beginning at 3 years old.  Most people remember being 3 years old.  So I think that those who were born in 1988-1989 will not remember the early 90s, but a 1987er will.  So, I say that a 1985-1987er are true 90s kids.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: ninny on 02/15/11 at 12:01 pm


I disagree with that.  A 1987er was 3 years old in 1990, so most likely a 1987er will remember the early 90s since most people have their early childhood memories beginning at 3 years old.  Most people remember being 3 years old.  So I think that those who were born in 1988-1989 will not remember the early 90s, but a 1987er will.  So, I say that a 1985-1987er are true 90s kids.

Not everyone remembers what happened to them when they were 3. My son said his first good memories are of pre-school which he was 4 at the time, before that he has vague memories of 3 like his birthday party.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: nicole1977 on 02/15/11 at 12:06 pm


Not everyone remembers what happened to them when they were 3. My son said his first good memories are of pre-school which he was 4 at the time, before that he has vague memories of 3 like his birthday party.


That's not what most psychologists said.  Most people remember being 3 years old, and that's the truth.  I still say that a 1987er was the last 90s kid since he/she remembers the early 90s, mid, 90s, and late 90s. 

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Written By: ninny on 02/15/11 at 12:28 pm


That's not what most psychologists said.  Most people remember being 3 years old, and that's the truth.  I still say that a 1987er was the last 90s kid since he/she remembers the early 90s, mid, 90s, and late 90s. 

They might have memories of being 3 but I'm sure they don't remember to much that happened when they were 3. Your only going to remember certain momentous events when your that young (My husband can remember his 1st birthday and other details of being a toddler, but not everything he did)

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Written By: nicole1977 on 02/15/11 at 12:36 pm


They might have memories of being 3 but I'm sure they don't remember to much that happened when they were 3. Your only going to remember certain momentous events when your that young (My husband can remember his 1st birthday and other details of being a toddler, but not everything he did)


A 1987er is going to remember Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in 1990 since it was one of the huge events in 1990.  I don't know nobody that remember being a toddler, but I know a lot of people that remember what they did when they were 3 years old.  That's why I said that I'm a true 80s kid because I remember being 3 in 1980 all the way to 12 in 1989.  Once you hit 13, you're no longer a child, but a teenager.  That's why I said that a person that was born in 1987 will be the last one to have better memories of being a kid in the 90s.  Most 3-year-olds started preschool.  You may not believe that most people remember being 3 years old, but a lot of people will disagree with your views myself included.  I don't know nobody remember being 1 year old and 2 years old.  I believe that to be a child of the 90s, you have to remember one or more events in 1990.  You have to be at least 3 years old in 1990 to really capture the 90s as a child. 

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Written By: 80sfan on 02/15/11 at 12:40 pm


They might have memories of being 3 but I'm sure they don't remember to much that happened when they were 3. Your only going to remember certain momentous events when your that young (My husband can remember his 1st birthday and other details of being a toddler, but not everything he did)


I'm not trying to be rebellious, but the only reason why I would remember my 1st birthday, or anything at age 1 is if I look at my baby pics. Other than that, most people don't even remember little bits when they were 1.  :(

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Written By: tv on 02/15/11 at 1:03 pm


A 1987er is going to remember Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in 1990 since it was one of the huge events in 1990.  I don't know nobody that remember being a toddler, but I know a lot of people that remember what they did when they were 3 years old.   That's why I said that I'm a true 80s kid because I remember being 3 in 1980 all the way to 12 in 1989.  Once you hit 13, you're no longer a child, but a teenager.  That's why I said that a person that was born in 1987 will be the last one to have better memories of being a kid in the 90s.  Most 3-year-olds started preschool.  You may not believe that most people remember being 3 years old, but a lot of people will disagree with your views myself included.   I don't know nobody remember being 1 year old and 2 years old.  I believe that to be a child of the 90s, you have to remember one or more events in 1990.  You have to be at least 3 years old in 1990 to really capture the 90s as a child. 
One of my cousins is a 1987er I'm pretty sure. He liked the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles when he was like 5.

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Written By: nicole1977 on 02/15/11 at 1:12 pm


One of my cousins is a 1987er I'm pretty sure. He liked the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles when he was like 5.


I was talking about the TMNT movie that came out in 1990.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: weareclouds on 02/19/11 at 4:01 pm

I'm an 87'er. August 2nd of 87 to be precise. And, I do remember early 90. Before I was three. Heck, I learned to read when I was 2. I guess I was advanced or something. No clue. But, I remember the premiere of America's Funniest Home Videos (as I begged to watch it because I was obsessed with Bob Saget. And, I still love him to this day) And, I remember watching The Hogan Family on NBC before it switched to CBS. Cause, I believe it came on the same night as Golden Girls. Like right before hand. And, GG was an NBC show.

I freaking miss the 90s. I'm 23 turning 24 this summer and I feel old as dirt already. I guess it's just because how much culture and pop culture has changed so much over the last 20 years. Everything is boring now.

And, yes.....I'm gonna sign up. Just wanted to reply to this really quick.  ;D

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Written By: nicole1977 on 02/19/11 at 5:04 pm


I'm an 87'er. August 2nd of 87 to be precise. And, I do remember early 90. Before I was three. Heck, I learned to read when I was 2. I guess I was advanced or something. No clue. But, I remember the premiere of America's Funniest Home Videos (as I begged to watch it because I was obsessed with Bob Saget. And, I still love him to this day) And, I remember watching The Hogan Family on NBC before it switched to CBS. Cause, I believe it came on the same night as Golden Girls. Like right before hand. And, GG was an NBC show.

I freaking miss the 90s. I'm 23 turning 24 this summer and I feel old as dirt already. I guess it's just because how much culture and pop culture has changed so much over the last 20 years. Everything is boring now.

And, yes.....I'm gonna sign up. Just wanted to reply to this really quick.  ;D


Did you remember when Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie was popular in 1990.

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Written By: weareclouds on 02/19/11 at 7:09 pm

Yep. I saw the movie. And, I had way too many turtle toys for a girl.  ;D

I was a tomboy as a child.

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: nicole1977 on 02/19/11 at 7:27 pm


Yep. I saw the movie. And, I had way too many turtle toys for a girl.  ;D

I was a tomboy as a child.


Did you see it in theatres?

Subject: Re: What birth year makes the ultimate 90s kid?

Written By: weareclouds on 02/19/11 at 8:54 pm

Yep. One of the first movies I can actually remember going to. It was an exciting experience to say the least.

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