I have a clingy child, what to do?

Shari - posted on 06/21/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )




It has been a few weeks and for some reason my 10 month old son has been very clingy to me and at times I just get so frustrated and don't know what to do. For the most part, he gets upset and mad every I walk in another direction away from him to pick something up, do laundry, etc. I haven't seen him act this way before and lately it seems as if whenever he wakes up or goes to sleep if I am not right there with him, it feels like I am doing the most horrible thing and not being with him 24/7. It drives me INSANE and at times I don't want anything to do with him because it makes no sense. I can't seem to get anything done anymore even though if i am lucky to get some stuff done around the house. He just seems to be going through that clingy stage and don't get me wrong I love that he wants me all the time but sometimes enough is enough.

Anyone else have this problem before? I don't understand why he does it or maybe I am doing something wrong, not sure but it can get frustrating that at times I don't know what to do but rip my hair out due to the frustration. So if he sees me he scream and cries until I get him.


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Shari - posted on 06/22/2011




I hope he does outgrow it because it can get frustrating and annoying and sometimes I just don't want to deal with it. I think I do remember saying something about separation anxiety, I hope he doesn't get like that when he is much much older. Well, the thing is that for his size he is very heavy and hurts my back after awhile otherwise I would carry him around though.

Katherine - posted on 06/21/2011




It's normal. He needs you, he's only 10 mo's old. I always just carried mine around at that age.

Nancy - posted on 06/21/2011




It's a normal phase called separation anxiety. It happens again around 18 months. Let him follow you around and keep talking to him when you leave the room, playing peek-a-boo from around the corner. Tell him where you are going and what you are doing. It'll pass.

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