Charlotte - posted on 05/09/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
I have a 19 month old son, and am 33wks pregnant with a daughter. Around 2 months ago my son started developing Separation Anxiety. When we are at home alone, he is fine, he only occasionally checks to see what I'm doing if I'm busy for a while. He wont go to his father as much anymore he always has to sit with me and he has to be in the same room as me (very annoying when trying to cook dinner!). He wakes up every night and comes into bed with me. When out in public, or if people are over he will cry and call me if I go out of sight-even for a second-he will panic. At my antenatal checkups or Dr appointments he shakes and screams hysterically when the Dr or midwife touches me. When I give him to a family member to mind for an hour or two (which isn't very often) he cries and call me when I go and it's heartbreaking but he's fine if I stay. I dont know what has caused it, nothing has changed in our lives, I spend plenty of time playing with him. Why has this developed? What should I do? I need help before my new baby comes. Someone suggested putting him in daycare 1 day a week, but I'm not sure if dumping him off with a bunch of strangers is the right thing to do..??