My 19 month old daughter is so clingy. She wants me to do everything with her. Does anyone else have this problem? I don't know what to do, I can't get anything done around the house.

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Vicki - posted on 02/23/2009

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My little boy is 18 mths old he is sometimes bit clingy.Maybe when ya doing the polishing give her a duster let her help.Or have u got a travel cot put it up,but her in it wif some of her favorite toys and place it where she can see u.Hope this helps.

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Itsamystery - posted on 02/23/2009

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My 21 month old was the same from about 14 - 19 months, I couldn't even go to the toilet without him crying about it. I just tried to involve him in what I'm doing or wait until he's otherwise occupied (playing on his own/with dad or sleeping). Eg, when cooking dinner I let him sit up at the bench so he can see what's going on (have to be careful with knives etc), or get his dad to play with him outside. When vacuuming I ask him to help me get the vacuum and then 'chase' him with it.

Sometimes though, I think you've just gotta do what you've gotta do, like if you've got an appointment and NEED a shower!! My little one is now 21 months and has gotten a lot better lately.

Mandi - posted on 02/23/2009

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my daughter is doing ok. she mainly is only clingy when she is tired, or when I really need to play with her...I was amazed at the women who commented about her child sleeping, napping for 3-4 hours...WOW!!!!!!! my 19m old is only a 1-1/2 hours..and I also have a 3 month old , they never seem to nap at the same time....especially when i am really tired...anyway, I think that it is a stage, try some coloring books or playdough in the highchair...thats how I get my dishes done etc.... hope that helps...8)

Monika - posted on 02/23/2009

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There's an old-wifes-tale that when your small child gets very clingy, it means there's another one on its way....... Just an idea?

Linda - posted on 02/21/2009

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I very much understand how that is a problem for you. However, my daughter is only that way with my husband...while i do the majority of the raising of the children. So for myself it makes me sad that my daughter is not more clingy to me. This will subside, children go through phases. I would just suggest that you grasp the love that she is giving you right now-as difficult as it may be for you to do your everyday chores. She is obviously clinging to you for some sort of reason so, i would say just love it for all that it is worth-it will end! Good luck!

Elizabeth - posted on 02/20/2009

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Try having a 2 yr 9 month old clinging to you all the time. when i do something I just let her help. I haven't figure anything out for her to stop. So good luck

Stephanie - posted on 02/18/2009

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My daughter is the same way and she is 15 months! I mainly so most of the things while she is napping(she naps for about 3-4 hours a day at one time). However if I cant wait till then, I try and let her help me with what ever I need to do, such as helping me empty the dishwasher, and I let her have one or two pieces of clothing while I fold the laudry. However, if none of this works and she still follows me around whinning for me to pick her up, I get down on her level and tell her that Mommy needs to get things done and I can not hold her right now, but when I am done I will hold her! If she still cries, I know it sounds mean but I let her cry. She knows that I still love her but really need to get things done! She will eventually stop and realize that I am not going to give in and she will go off and play with her dolls! Hope this helps! Good Luck!

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