Originally Posted by Mr. Flopnuts
People who believe in reincarnation say that the first five years of your life, you can remember previous lives. There were a couple of examples in there.
Those people probably say that because most people don't remember much of the first few years of their lives. The memories that they do have tend to be jumbled due to their unique viewpoint at the time, and lack of understanding. As families get smaller in number there are fewer and fewer witnesses to the events of our early lives to offer corroborative and objective input, so I would assume that this belief will become more common.