Clingy 4 month old

Stephanie - posted on 12/05/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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okay so hers the deal!
i have a 4 almost 5 month old daughter that always wants me! I went to visit my family recently and when they went to hold her she started screaming! and as soon as they handed her back to be she calmed down! now i'm a stay at home mom and her daddy work 10 hour days and when he comes home he is tired and he is home for about 5 hours till he goes to bed. and when he gets home she is sometimes taking her nap! i am planning on going to visit my mother and father and the rest of my family this week and i don't want them to feel like she doesn't like them, how do i know if this is going to get better or worse??? have any of you had this problem!!!

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Misty - posted on 12/05/2009

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I have the exact situation with a 2 month old she is starting to be clingy daddy used to be able to calm her down now he can't he works 10 hour days and she is with me all day and I do the nights cause he needs his sleep lol good luck sista I have a feeling i am gonna be in your boat soon

Jenny - posted on 12/05/2009

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It will go away. My baby was like that for a while. I think they just go through phases.

Sarah - posted on 12/05/2009

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She does not know your family very well so to her they are strangers. She knows and trusts you so that is why she wants to be with you. This is good! She has a good and healthy attatchment with you. If she was going to your family like they were her best friend then that can be a sign that she is not attatching well and that could lead to more problems in the future. As she gets to know and trust your family she will become more comfortable with them. I would suggest not pushing it on her. Let HER decide when she is ready for them to hold her. They can certainly interact with her while you hold her. This then teaches her that these are people you can trust. I would not worry about what your family thinks. It is not important if they feel she likes them, what is important is that she feels safe and comfortable.

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