clingy baby

Tammy - posted on 09/10/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I have a boy that is almost 6 months old and he crys constantly. He does not like to be left alone or he crys. If I try to play with his older sibling he crys. If I try to clean house he crys. It is just a non stop crying unless I am giving him my full undevoted attention. Some one please help, what should I do?

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Mandy - posted on 09/11/2009

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i wear my 8mo in a sling when he is being aprticularly difficult. that helps him feel close to me and i can get stuff done.
my son has been like this for the last 3months and it is slowly getting better...though sometimes someone only has to look at hima nd he cries!
i also find that if i can find something new and exciting for him to play with while i get things done, and moving him around the house with me helps. woodne spoons make for a great toy when mummy has to empty the dishwasher! you would be surprised how many toys you can find in the kitchen...lol
plus i have learnt not to stress too much about housework and get little bits done at a time.
hope this helps, i know it has helped with my little one

Sharon - posted on 09/11/2009

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i feel your pain my boy is almost two and very clingy. i try to include him when playin games and stuff with other siblings but he demands all my attention so sometimes i just have to let him cry to get things done.

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Hi there first of all do you know if he has anything wrong like colic??? or that nothing is causing him to cry physically...

If not have you ever tried Playgroups,cause having interaction with other children causing a distraction for a while he will learn to have time without you, that builds up over time 2 and he will learn to be with out you...

I know this is a hard time for you as i have been through it myself..I promise you it will go away just socialise him if you can that is..I wish all the very best of luck..:-)..oh and in Australia which is where im from playgroup you go as well and get to meet other mums and hopefully make some friends so a bonus for you 2..:-)

Jane - posted on 09/10/2009

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i love clingy babies! but you do need your sanity. include the little one in all you're doing as much as you can. get a jumpy bouncer for the doorway or an exersaucer to put in a room where you are. he's getting curious and bored at this point as well as wanting you. just be reassuring too in your voice when he gets anxious.

Amanda - posted on 09/10/2009

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i dont know how to help. i have a seven month old and she does it to... im feeling your pain.....

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