Help my 9 month old has seperation anxiety

Megan - posted on 10/22/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I have a 9 month old baby boy! He seems to have developed what I can only describe as " separation anxiety". If i so much as exit a room or take a shower he flips out and starts screaming bloody murder. This "phase" has started to disrupt his sleeping routine and mine. He up until about a month ago pretty much slept through the night. NOT NOW. He is very strong willed, we have tried the "cry it out" method but he will scream for hours until we budge! How long does this "phase" last? what can I do to help him through it? I am a stay at home mom with no family in our area and my husband works 16+ hours a day.......Any Suggestions?????

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Anaquita - posted on 10/23/2012

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How long the phase lasts, varies, and it could come back off an on. That being said I think the cry it out method actually makes it worse. If he wakes up and needs a cuddle till he falls back asleep, then cuddle him. If he needs to be in the same room, then take him with you. Eventually it will ease up.

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