4 month old only wants mom and sometimes dad.

Kristy - posted on 05/22/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My LO is 4 months old and is exclusively breastfed. Over the past couple weeks he screams if anyone other than me holds him. Sometimes he starts crying even if strangers talk to him. I feel so bad for my family and they all think I don't socialize him enough but I always take him with me to do errands and we visit friends and family visits at least once a week. What can I do so he lets other people hold him so he doesn't freak out?

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Sashae - posted on 05/22/2015

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Hi. The situation is not uncommon surly not strange. Your child feels a very strong connection to you and seeing that he's breastfed only I can see why. He's still very young and he may simple not feel safe around other. I don't think you should push it. It's just a phrase. I know children like that and by the time they get older they tend to grow it out. But he's still learning and while he does that you are his safe haven, his bit of normalcy. He will grew it out bear with him.

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Sashae - posted on 05/22/2015

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Try putting him with children his own age and maybe that will encourage him to have some social skills and not be so frighten of other people.

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