what can i do when my 9 mos old suffers from separation anxiety?

Jackie - posted on 07/21/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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She crys alot when im not around, aways wants to be with me, wants me to carry her, cant leave her with a relative or she will cry hysterically until i come back

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Jen - posted on 07/21/2009

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Honestly it's something that she will outgrow. My daughter didn't really have it until closer to one, but she does still cry a lot with new people or people she's not as familiar with. For the most part they'll only cry for a little while after you've left, but I do know that from experience they can cry the whole time that they're away from you. Just reassure her that she'll have fun and be happy and that you'll be back soon.

Andrea - posted on 07/21/2009

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In my experience the best the to do is to socialize with as many people as possible. Begin by holding her and letting her watch the others, then maybe let someone hold her for a little while while you are still there and can sooth her and support her and then try leaving for 5 - 15 minutes and just build her up that way.

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Jackie - posted on 07/21/2009

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Thanks to all the moms that gave me each a piece a good advice. I will put it in practice. I Just really hope she grows out of it like some of you have said because its gone to the point where i have to go to the bathroom with her.

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