is it normal for my 14old month to cry??

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




My 14 month old daughter cries if i go away from her side or if i don't hold her. Grandmother have been taking care of her at our home since she was baby. She cries when I leave and she can't play but if we are there with her or even sometimes holding her hand, seems very insecure. She does not cry for long period of time as soon I leave she will stop crying.Grandmother left a month and I have been taking her to maternal grandmother to a different town, so is different environment. And she does the same thing just wants to have an older person holding or next to her and if they move to go to the bathroom she cries. Is that normal???Could that be because I play with her and they where no other children around so she got use to not play by herself.


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~♥Little Miss - posted on 10/10/2012




Totally normal. They are used to momma. My daughter still does this. Most of the time I have to sneak out of the house. She is 2 1/2.

Ariana - posted on 10/10/2012




I would say this is pretty normal. Your daughter is attached to you, you're like her focus point. She may feel insecure around other people. It isn't anything unusual.

It's hard for kids to go see different people they're unsure about. It's sort of like how you'd feel if you were thrown into a party and didn't know anyone. You feel insecure and uncomfortable, and the moment someone who you even kinda know shows up you want to spend every second over there instead of wallowing around by yourself. Except it's much harder because little kids can't control their insecurities.

Just try to get her comfortable with the other person. Are you leaving her with others, is that why you're worried? Sometimes having your daughter stand with you while you chat with whoever you're planning on leaving her with can help her get used to the other person, or show that you're ok with that person.

I don't think it's anything unusual, especially at this age.

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