Separation

Andrea - posted on 11/03/2008 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I have been with my daughter 24/7 since she has been born. Now she won't ever leave my side, I can't even go to the bathroom without her crying. She don't even go to her dad. The only thing I can think of to do is leave her with people but I know she will cry and I don't know if the people I leave her with can handle her crying for awhile. Please give me advice on what to do! Please and thank you!!!

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Mandi - posted on 11/04/2008

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Honestly, the best thing for you both is to let her cry it out with someone you can trust with her. My daughter did that for a while...but luckily she has gone past it FINALLY. It is the most heart wrenching thing to have the center of your universe crying hysterically - but once you are out of sight for a bit, she will look for something else to appease her. I always made sure my daughter (Katelyn) was surrounded by her favorite things whenever I had to leave...her favorite blankie, her stuffed monkey and also made sure whoever she was with wassupplied with all her favorite snacks. Be tough, I remember crying the first day I did it all the way to work. When I got there I called immediately and there was no screaming in the background. She had settled in and was doing better than me!! Best of luck to you!

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