Helen - posted on 05/12/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )
My little boy just turned 11 month this week and his behavior has been completely off the charts. He has always been clingy but now he will not let me out of his sight. He seems very emotional and any little thing can set him off in tears. In addition, I think he has been teething for over a week b/c he has been putting his hand in his mouth constantly. We have given him teething tablets and they used to work but unfortunately don't do so anymore. So we started giving him infant Tylenol or infant Motrin once a day or as needed.
My little boy has always been a poor sleeper. He refused to sleep in a crib from day one and has moved into our bed. He is now sleeping with my husband while I sleep downstairs (b/c If I sleep next to him, he wants to nurse all night). He usually wakes up once or twice a night but my husband can get him to bed pretty quickly. Last night, he woke up numerous amount of times in panic and he was crying inconsolably for five to ten minutes. He is also breastfed and is nursed to bed at
night. For the last two weeks, he has been biting me pretty frequently. Due to the pain, I stop feeding him and say no which leads to more tears. Its almost like he is biting me to get attention or to take out his anger (or teething). He also is all of a sudden afraid to take baths or get immersed in anything that has water. He seems absolutely terrified. The funny thing was that he used to love taking baths. He has never had bad experience with water or baths so I have no idea where this is coming from.
I am a working mom and my husband is going to school to get a second
career since the first one didn't work out. We have a very loving home
and my little one gets lots of love from us and from the people around
him. He used to be held a lot and now wants to be held only by me He
is not crawling yet and has very little interest in walking. He does
seem like he is using his weight to pick himself up (He is a chunky
baby 80th percentile).He has a very loving nanny whom he adores. Since
I work at home, he sees me quite a bit. I know that the separation anxiety is creeping in but his behavior seems to be really odd. He almost seems sad. Our hearts are breaking and we want to help our little angel to feel better. Any suggestions or thoughts?