Amanda - posted on 01/06/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )
My daughter freaks out when I'm not holding her. She doesn't do this for anyone else. It really bothers me to have her stay the night elsewhere, but I have sent her to her Nana's a few nights hoping it would calm her fear of me not showing constant affection to her. And Nana says she isn't like that at all for her. She will play on the floor or in the walker and not fuss. She NEVER does that for me, she needs constant affection, Sometimes it's so bad when I leave her alone (in the playpen or a gated area so I can use the bathroom, etc) she screams until I'm afraid she's quit breathing. Even when we go to family get-togethers, she will reach for me when others hold because she thinks it has to be me so I have to leave the room for others to enjoy her company. But I don't always hold her at home. She spends time in her bouncy, on the floor. It's hit and miss, sometimes she is okay with that if she thinks I'm playing to or watching, other times as soon as she feels me start to let go she freaks. :( Any suggestions? Also she isn't crawling. I try to give her tummy time as much as possible (when she isn't screaming) and it probably adds up (most days) to over 2 hours (??) a day. But she rarely even rolls over. Just plays with what's in front of her and if it's out of reach she like shuffles on her stomach and mostly ends up going backwards. But she doesn't even push up with her legs at all just her arms. She kicks with her feet when she gets excited though. What I don't get is she will try to stand if you hold her hands when she's sitting. And when you let her stand she can do it so well and she bounces and kind of does a dance... What am I doing wrong? :( She is sleeping through the night, eating cereal and jarred food regularly, says Dad-Dad, and hits her milestones at the Pediatrician. So what is the secret with these things?