wondering if it seperation anxiety

Stacey - posted on 10/23/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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my soon to be 1 yr old will be playing all by himself then all of a sudden will come find me in the kitchen washing dishes and will not stop crying until i stop and go and play with him. he does this a few times a day if im doing things around the house. please tell me this is a stage :(

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Jodi - posted on 10/23/2009

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yep.it's a stage.also'he needs something interesting to keep him occupied.a variety of things that do different stuff usually does the trick with my son.he's four and sometimes still demands my attention.mostly if his sister is not home for him to play with.lots of toys and another person to play with is all he needs.ignoring him will only make him mad.and that is more frustrating for you.remember,the dishes will still be ther after he is done playing with you.wait until his nap time to do the chores.being with him and teaching him about the world is what's most important.he'll be a teenager before you know it and won't want to be bothered.good luck and enjoy him while you can!!

Tammy - posted on 10/23/2009

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definitely a stage. Some stay in that stage longer than others. My children and my grandson do the same thing. Its like they demand you to be included in what they are doing, probably for company. Enjoy it while you can, soon enough they outgrow that and you then want it.

Tabatha - posted on 10/23/2009

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lisa maybe try and teach him that whining and cryin doesnt get him anything by ignoring it i mean if theres not wrong with him and hes whining cause he wants a bottle i think then just ignore him till he stops whining then reward him with the bottle for not whining

Lisa - posted on 10/23/2009

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Gah, if it's a stage, it must be a long one. Mine cries for everything. If he's hungry, thirsty, wants attention, etc it's a whine and cry until he gets it. I'm sad to say he's a bit (maybe more than a bit =/) spoiled. Not sure of how to break this nasty little habit, but hopefully he'll get better with time. I can say it was MUCH worse before, when I was still breastfeeding 3 times a day. It was more of a comfort for him than anything. I also think my son gets mad when my attention is not all on him. It could be the case for you, but that's reaching, most likely. I've learned with my son he's very temperamental about being left in a different room than I'm in, even if we can see each other. Makes it fun when I have to use the bathroom! lol

Tabatha - posted on 10/23/2009

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sorry or maybe you should join a playgroup and then he might be more settled for lay at hoe alone case es been with other kids

Tabatha - posted on 10/23/2009

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my lil boy done it as well but i thought it was more that he needed company and didnt like to play alone so i put him in daycare for just one day a week so he had friends to play with and didnt feel so lonely and it helped heaps....i dont think its seperation anxiety i think its more loneliness and noone to play with

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