Hi, My name is Astasia! My son Keystynn is almost 7months old and im 19wks pregnant. I was wondering is it normal that he has become extra clingy? I can not walk out of a room without him screaming not even to go use the restroom! If it is normal is there anything I can do to comfort him and help him?

Astasia - posted on 12/19/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Hi,
My name is Astasia! My son Keystynn is almost 7months old and im 19wks pregnant. I was wondering is it normal that he has become extra clingy? I can not walk out of a room without him screaming not even to go use the restroom! If it is normal is there anything I can do to comfort him and help him?

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Faye - posted on 12/20/2012

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My piece of advice is for later on. Contact your hospital for a "Big Sibling, Little Sibling" class. Enroll him in the class as close to your due date as you feel comfortable. My daughter went to hers in mid Dec as I was due with baby in mid Jan. It was a 2 hour class on a Saturday morning. They taught her to wash her hands before holding the baby. They taught her to always sit before holding the baby. They taught her always ask before holding the baby. They showed the class where mom and baby would be staying while at the hospital. I think the price was about $15 but that was 18 years ago.

Astasia - posted on 12/20/2012

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Thank you! Yes I'm very concerned with my son arrives because Keystynn is with me 24/7. Again thank you for the advice!!!

Dove - posted on 12/19/2012

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It's separation anxiety and is 100% normal for the age. He is just starting to realize that he is a separate person from you and that in and of itself is kind of scary. Add to that that he doesn't yet understand that when you can't see someone... they still exist.... and not seeing Mommy can be down right terrifying.

Playing peek-a-boo, keeping him w/ you when possible, and talking to him when you are out of the room are all ways to help during this time. Time and patience are also key. Hang in there! It doesn't last forever, but don't be surprised if he's still the same or even worse once the new baby comes. I hope you have a helpful significant other and/or family/friends to help you out. ♥

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