CB found a teapot lid (usually on top of a teapot that was now missing); she held up the lid and said “no teapot.”
This shows that habitual norms for most children in the study like CB’s, were peculiar to them but also very important.
This is similar to adult situations in which adults also respond to things out of the ordinary or expectations with negation.
i.e. “There’s no milk left in the fridge.”
Habitual locations of objects i.e. clothes and keys are important in everyday life for adults as they are for children.