HELP! Will my 2 year old forget me when I'm not there?

Marlo - posted on 04/20/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )




I'm a single mama and I have a week long trip for work and will be leaving my 2 year old with my parents. THEN in a month she'll be living with her dad for two weeks uninterrupted..

I'm kind of having anxiety and am scared she'll forget me.. I'm going to miss her oh so dearly.. Anyone know how to take care of the anxiety? I'm all for her knowing her dad but for two weeks without seeing her worries me that she won't want to come home.....


Louise - posted on 04/20/2012




Your baby will be fine. As long as her needs are taken care of and she is getting lots of love and attention. She will not forget you and she will adapt to you not being there, but I bet she will give you a big hug when you get back. She may be a little unsettled for a few days, but other than that fine.

Use the time to refresh yourself. Go out and eat, go to the cinema, have a girls night out, do the things you have been putting off as you dont have a baby sitter. Enjoy!


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Dove - posted on 04/20/2012




She won't forget you. My son was 2 the first time he spent a week with his father and 3 when he was with him for much longer. He missed me, of course, but had a lot of fun and can still tell you stories from those trips and it's been a couple of years. ♥

User - posted on 04/20/2012




I can understand missing your baby and being concern since she is so little. But thinking she will forget you?'s not like you'll be gone for years. A cpl of weeks will be perfectly fine. She needs daddy time also.

What to do to help you through your anxiety? Refocus your mind. Anxiety comes from our heads so you have to retrain your thinking.

Focus on anything else during the time she is away. Work, exercise, meeting up with friends, hobby, etc. A little "me" time is also good for all mommies.

Katherine - posted on 04/20/2012




Kids are resilient. She'll be fine and she won't forget you! You're her mom. Send her things, Skype, that way you can talk to her face to face.

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