9 month old daughter crying all the time and wont sleep in her own crib,

User - posted on 09/05/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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i am 20 years old i have a 9 month old daughter lately she has been super fussy crying all the time she only wants to be with me i really cant even go to the bathroom because she'll start following me and will want me to carry her, at night she doesnt want to sleep i have to rock her in her car seat so she can fall asleep which by the way i hate doing that i dont like her sleeping there but its the only way me and my boyfriend can get sleep. she also hasnt slept in her crib since she was 2 months she only sleeps with us or else she'll cry and cry and literally even scream i dont know what to do, i dont know if maybe this is just a "phase" that she's going through because she's growing up but i really dont know what to do. a lot of people have suggested hat i just let her cry but it breaks my heart to hear cry so i dont know if i can actually go through with that. any advice please!

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User - posted on 09/05/2012

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Yes ur right at one point i had told my boyfriend maybe she has separation anxiety but playing around and i come to find out babies do go through that so it is comforting to know this i really don't want to let her cry because when she cries its like a scary cry like don't leave me and i carry her and she hugs me and hides under my chin.

Dove - posted on 09/05/2012

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Sounds like separation anxiety and is a perfectly normal stage of development. She is realizing that she is a separate person from you and that can be very unsettling for many/most babies. CIO would, imo, make it worse since she is crying because she realizes she is separate from you, so leaving her to cry would 'confirm' her current opinion that being separate from you IS a scary thing.



I know that won't help you help her sleep, but maybe it helps to know that she's normal and you aren't alone. :)

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