grumpy baby .. please help

Ciera - posted on 08/12/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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my 8 month old girl has been going through a stage of " no mom dont put me down or ill scream" and i cannot leave the room without her crying even if im standing becide her but not looking at her she cries and tries to crawl up my leg. i thought it was just one of those days but.... its gone on for like a week now pleeeeeease help :(

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Candice - posted on 08/12/2009

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is she teething or getting a cold? my daughter is very independent but when she's teething or sick she's terribly clingy. a little anbesol and she's back to her old self

Rachelle - posted on 08/12/2009

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maybe you need to try controlled crying, everyone has their own opinion on if you should let them cry or not... but it cant hurt to try for a little bit, she just needs to learn to be independant. Also making sure she has time where your not holding her all the time so she learns to be without you touching her.

Kattie - posted on 08/12/2009

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My daughter is almost 9 months, and she has done the same thing. She doesn't even want her dad at times. I try to sit with her and slowly move away. I also try to distract her with toys. It comes and goes. When it comes to leaving the room, I make sure she can still hear me talk to her. Sometimes we play the game of popping out from behind the wall periodically, so she thinks it's a game. I think they just have these clingy phases that make everyone else who wants to hold them (like grandma and dad) irritated you exhausted.

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