How do you?

Carrol - posted on 09/28/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )




How do you keep your kids from crying everytime you put them down, or leave the room? Is that supposed to happen at 9 months old or when they become toddlers? My daughter is 9 months and she is already crying if either my husband and I put her down to go do something that needs to be done. She is teething too could that be a reason she is doing this?


User - posted on 09/29/2010




Invest in a baby sling and keep him with you. He's not yet old enough to understand that you'll be coming back. He will feel much more secure more quickly if he can be reassured by your presence.


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Fathima - posted on 03/02/2011




oh dear,my lil girl is 7 mnths old n itsd same here.......she doesnt even like her father holding her...its so tough here......really donno if its a passing phase...hope so...,i wudnt want her to cry it out!!!!i feel soo bad for her when she is whining..dats the last thing i want her to do..

Amanda - posted on 09/29/2010




When my son was 9 months he got the same way sometimes ... though most of the time he didn't care where in the world I was lol. If he did start crying I would tell him "Mommy will be back" and let him cry it out if he wanted. I didn't want him to get used to me running back in everytime he cried or made a fuss. He's 21 months now and couldn't give a hoot where I am most of the time. Good luck!!

Louise - posted on 09/29/2010




This is perfectly normal at this age it is separation anxiety and it kicks in about 9 months onwards. All you do is ignore her tears make no reaction to it. If you need to leave the room for a few minutes just go and when you come back make no reaction. Let her calm down on her own. She will soon learn that you are coming back and it will stop. It does tend to go on for a few weeks. Try not to make a fuss of her doing this because this reinforces her behaviour and she will do it more. If you are going out without her then tell her, just say daddy is looking after you today see you later. She will learn that see you later means you age going for a long time so there is no point yelling. This is tough love but it does work and she will settle quicker when left.

Nikki - posted on 09/28/2010




when my son is teething he is glued to my leg he holds on for dear life, I cant even go pee without him breaking down and he is 15 months old. He wont even go near his dad when his teeth hurt. I understand because I know he is in pain and when im sick and I dont feel so good I too dont want to be left alone either. When he isnt teething he is super independant and is too busy to care about mommy or daddy

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