how do i get my daughter to not be so clingy?

Maci - posted on 12/13/2012 ( 7 moms have responded )

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my six month old is very clingy, I'm at stay at home mom and I'm never not with her. she's attached. to my hip all the time. its to the point where she barely. lets her dad hold her. if I walk outta sight she freaks out! how do I get her to not be so clingy!? help....

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Delia - posted on 12/15/2012

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Give her the security she needs right now and she will develop into a very confident secure young lady latter on. "Babywearing" with a sling or Ergo baby carrier. If you satisfy her need, she will complete this developmental stage and move on more quickly.

Ah, for those days. We laugh about our 9 year old daughter being sooo close to her Daddy when we remember how she would hardly let him hold her as a baby. I tell her "Hey! I'm the one who carried you around all the time in a sling and breastfed you!" She just shrugs her shoulder and says she doesn't remember. She by the way is extremely confident and independent.

Dana - posted on 12/13/2012

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omg so i just went thru this with my son. extreme sepration anxiety always clinging to me. so i brought it up to his individual therepist she said it is normal that kids strive for that attention. what you beed to do is several times during the day at random times take your child and hold her hug her she will soon get the idea that you are not going anywhere and push away. when she told me this i laughed but then i was desperate and tried it and now my son isnt always stuck on my leg, it took a little while but it worked :-) hope this helps

Alicia - posted on 12/13/2012

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To play with you then teach him how to play and have him join you in playing with her.

Alicia - posted on 12/13/2012

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Six months old is right around when a child's capacity for separation anxiety develops. I would try a small stuffed animal that you give her when you are not in the room with her or if you take some time to yourself and let her have some daddy / daughter time. Also give your husband some pointers about what her favorite foods and toys are and let him bring them to her before you leave. And if there are any games she really likes t

Maci - posted on 12/13/2012

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me and my hubby live 4 hours from any family due to work! so she's only with me unless her dad is home.

Lungile - posted on 12/13/2012

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Is she around other family members much? Maybe leave her with granma for an afternoon so she learns to be around other people and not freak out when you are not there. Granted this is very normal as she is still small so don't worry just try to get her used to others ie babysitting by family while you and hubby do something together 1 day a week. Will be good for her esp for when she gets older.

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