seperation anxiety

Amanda - posted on 09/10/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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my daughter is 7 months can she have this already? im home with her all the time and when i leave the room she screams and screams... any suggestions.

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Danielle - posted on 09/11/2009

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My daughter started at 3 months. Around 6 months it got worse. At 8 months she started acting horribly when my mother in law watched her one day. We started taking her out more, the zoo, mall, the beach, around lots of family memebers. She has gotten so much better. She even goes to family she hardly sees. She still has trouble with men but we are getting there. She was also very clingy. I would surround her with toys to distract her play with them and when I got up she barely noticed for a while. One she started crawling it has got to her less. Sometimes she is still clingy but much better. She enjoys her freedom too!

Halli - posted on 09/11/2009

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I went through the same thing with my daughter at that age. I am sorry to say you just have to roll with it. Reassure her when you leave the room by talking loud enough that she can still hear you. When she starts crawling it gets a little better because she can follow you if she gets panicked. When she gets a little older you can start the tough love approach. If you have to leave her with a sitter or the grandparents and she crys, the best way is to make the goodbye short and sweet. The longer you drag it out the worse you both will feel. Eventually she will get over it. Be strong! Best of luck!

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Hi there, I agree with Jane,good time to start to find a playgroup where you go with her and she makes friends and so do you,so great for you both..I live in Australia so i found mine by ringing local council or health care nurse..we are in 3 and we have made a lot of lovely friends...so start getting out there with her you will enjoy the socialising too...I know i did and still do...I wish you the very best of luck..:-)

Jane - posted on 09/11/2009

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yes, they get it already. this is when they start letting you know their emotions. doorway bouncer or exersaucer can help a lot - she's getting bored too at this age.

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