how to deal with seperation anxiety of 15 month old

Shikha - posted on 12/02/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )

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i am stay at home mom with 15 month daughter. my probblem is that she does has seperation anxiety while day time nap and nightime. She is a cosleeper. The moment i get up from her side, she wakes up. I am so tired with it . i want to know how to make her keep sleepy when i am not around.

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Mommabird - posted on 12/06/2014

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I agree, you need to work on the co-sleeping. There is nothing wrong with letting a baby sleep with you from time to time but if thats the only way she sleeps is if you are beside her then you are headed for stressful times. We have 14 mth old twins and if it wasnt for 2 hour naps every day I would never get anything done around the house. Weve only had them sleep with us maybe 3 times total and they arent dependant on it. I would suggest replacing your physical self with something comforting to her when you put her down to sleep. A stuffed bear, a soft blanket, etc. She might fuss or cry for a few minutes but just lovingly tell her mommys right here its time to go to sleep or take a nap. First try sitting in the room where she sees you and knows youre there...then work on leaving the room after she falls asleep. Dont feel bad for not laying down with her either, if you do it will never work because youll likely give in and do it anyways. She will not think you are abandoning her or you dont love her i promise. It will give her a boost of independence and she will actually like it :)

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Hjoyshepherd - posted on 12/05/2014

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I hear this more from mom's of girls. My son is so independent that I wish for some of that lol. Maybe if you worked on ending the cosleeping slowly? I know it wouldn't be easy & you'd have to very consistant but that's the only thing I can think of.

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