Anyone experiencing their 10mth baby to be very clingy and hardly sleeping in their cot bed?

Tina - posted on 04/26/2010 ( 20 moms have responded )

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My 10months baby is very clingy again towards me ,at 8months -9mths he was clingy to his dad and now at 10mths he changed totally.He is so clingy that he crys when am away from him and doesnt want to sleep on his own in his cot.anyone experiencing the same from their baby?

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Samantha - posted on 05/06/2010

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yeah my little girl has just turned 10 months and she is very clingy, she's not as bad when she goes to sleep though, at the moment she won't be held to go to sleep but she still needs to know that i am in the room or she won't sleep, she's fine when there's only me her and her older sister in the house she'll leave me alone and play all day but as soon as her dad's here too she won't leave me alone and same if he's on his own with her she's fine til i come in then she's haging off me again crying all the time for me to pick her up

Katja - posted on 04/28/2010

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yep, same here - its driving me crazy.. and he want his milk all night long, keeping mummy as pacifier.. aargh..i just hope for a moment of peace! just a minute to myself.. some sleep!!!

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Brandy - posted on 05/19/2011

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glad to know im not alone...but when will it end..I want to sleep for more than two hrs at a time...

Jessica - posted on 07/25/2010

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I wanted to add that at this age, separation anxiety is fairly normal, so while frustrating, it is a stage, and it doesn't last long. My first outgrew it eventually, and I know my second will too. (She's 13 months old and is still clingy to us).

Monica - posted on 05/08/2010

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I am happy to know this is "normal". My daughter will fall asleep from 8pm-11ishpm on her own. Then she insists someone sleeps with her the rest of the night. I have felt absolutely nuts because I don't get more than 2-3 hrs of consecutive hrs of sleep. My husband helped out this past week and now both of us are miserable. Good to know this will pass. Does anyone know how long it lasts? I figure she's teething and learning to walk so the stranger anxiety and teething might explain it all...but still. It's hard! Good luck to all and thanks for sharing your experiences.

Karianna - posted on 05/03/2010

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My little girl is nearly 11mths and is going through separation anxiety with both me and her dad... but because i am with her during the day we are experiencing it terribly at night where she doesn't want to be out of my arms. We haven't had more than 2 conseq hrs sleep for over 2mths now! It's been very tough on everyone. However you deal with it -theres no big solution and you just have to get through it don't you... take it one day at a time.

Cameo - posted on 05/01/2010

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My son started the same thing. I can't get anything done! He'll follow me around the house until I stop then it's pulling in my pant leg and yelling until I pick him up. My husband says just let him cry but he's not here all day and doesn't know what a screaming 10 months sounds like after 5 mins. lol. I always pass him aroug to family and friends when we're at a get together. That's the only way I can maintain my sanity for the time being.

Colleen - posted on 04/30/2010

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I have the same issues...my son cries when ever I leave the room, or even if I'm in the room, and not holding him. He too will not sleep through the night, never has, but now he will only go back to sleep if I put him in bed with us. Am I creating a monster here. We are moving next week, and once settled I'm going to try the "let him cry it out" system, but I'm not sure if I will be able to handle it.

Thanuja - posted on 04/30/2010

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Yes, they get clingy, i do have stay at home baby care taker. Inspite of that he gets clingy to me or his dad. My son is becoming more aware of things around him. I noticed he becomes more clingy when we are in a new place or around new people.

Bryn - posted on 04/29/2010

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omg thats my daughter.. she only wanted daddy at 9 months and now if i leave the room its tears and screams till i come back, and she will only sleep if she is laying with me....

Lester - posted on 04/29/2010

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Yes, my daughter is 10months old. my husband and I are going through the same thing. My daughter screams every time I leave the room. And will not sleep through the Night any more. so now nothing is getting done in the house and no one is getting any sleep at night

Tanya - posted on 04/28/2010

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Yep, same here with my 10 month old - talk about just wanting a minute to yourself. These comments are very helpful and now I will change my thought processes and enjoy it while it lasts!!!! The night time cuddles are a bit of a bother - particularly when I am 5 months pregnant with her sister or brother. Gets very tiring!!!!

Jessica - posted on 04/28/2010

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Yes, I'm dealing with it with my 10 month old too, and I did with my older child when she was 10 months old too, so it's totally normal, although frustrating.

Michelle - posted on 04/28/2010

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I having the same problem, when i drop him at daycare he gets very upset, but has attached himself to one of the carers and doesnt leave her hip all afternoon, which i hope isnt going to turn into a big issue.
He is so over-whelmed to see his dad arrive he starts crying, and he has also been waking in the night for a cuddle.
I feel terrible going to work knowing he wants me :(

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yup my boy wont sleep with out me holding him most the time. And always wanting held. Im getting use to him wanting me more then usual. If Im lucky I can get him to take a nap with out me.

Ornella - posted on 04/28/2010

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Hi, I noticed the same thing with my 10 month old daughter, she's very clingy to me, she wasn't up to two weeks ago.. Yeah:)

Charlotte - posted on 04/28/2010

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Robert cry when ever i go out the stair gate (it is at the top of our stairs to the front door) so he knows i am going out but i may be only going out to get the washing in or put the bin out he still crys

Ashley - posted on 04/27/2010

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my son is SUPER clingy too, he cries even when i set him down right next to me sometimes, he has gotten better slowly but surely
my doctor said its normal, the baby thinks mommy and he/she are one person not 2 seperate beings, the doctor said "imagine looking down and one of your arms is gone, thats how your baby feels when you are away"
its just a phase and will get better, try leaving the baby with daddy or grandparents or babysitters for a little bit a few times a week, thats what my doc told me to do, i just passed my son off when i could when we're around family and it had helped a lot
good luck

Lyla - posted on 04/26/2010

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yes , my son is 10 mnths and i cant leave him to do anything ... its called seperation anxiety its common

I like it though before you know it they grow up and then they wont want us to hold their hand or give them a kiss

thats what i remind myself to enjoy it while it lasts :)

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