My son cries everytime I put him down

Stephanie - posted on 06/03/2016 ( 3 moms have responded )

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He's 6 months old. And doesn't want to do anything but be in my arms. I'm having a hard time with this. No matter what I put around him he cries. What can I do?

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Stephanie - posted on 06/05/2016

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I do have a carrier, it's just hard to do stuff around the house with him. Thank you for your help!

Sarah - posted on 06/04/2016

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I agree that baby wearing helps with this phase. Also practice putting him down when he is in a good mood and you have time to stand right there and smile and talk to him, then take a few steps away, still looking and smiling and talking. He does not have the ability to recognize that when you are gone, you will return. He is starting to have separation anxiety and that is very typical for the age.

Dove - posted on 06/03/2016

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If you don't have a carrier yet you might want to get one. Many people baby wear. I, unfortunately, was unable to do so... so I held my son as much as I could and put him down when I absolutely had to... for as brief of periods as possible. Talk to him while he is down, so he can be reassured that you haven't gone anywhere.

It's a perfectly normal phase. Some kids barely go through it at all... and some go through it for years (like my son... separation anxiety was bad for about 3 years). Most fall somewhere in between the two extremes.

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