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question for parents..

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nicole 1
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Barbie 1
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SandJ5 1
YoLo 2

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YoLo --- 5 years ago -

I need some helpful advice.
I have a 18 month old that seems to be in the "Separation Anxiety " phase. Or I'm guessing it is , not really sure. He will continually cry until he sees mine or his dads face.
How did you overcome this? What did you do to make it better? 

Vod Kaknockers --- 5 years ago -

My daughter grew out of it on her own when she was about 20 months. THEN Daddy went TAD, when she was about 25 months, and and it started all over. I'll let you know when it stops again, she is now over 2 1/2. 

Ladyizzi5903 --- 5 years ago -

my son was like that also.. as much as it broke my heart even if it was to go do food shopping i would leave him with my neighbor for her to babysit. he is friends with her son who is about the same age so what i would do was we would go over their house and i would sit and act like we were just visiting and when he wasnt looking or he was distracted i would leave.. my neighbor said he would cry for a little bit but then he would play and he would b ok and when i picked him up he would b estatic! i guess he eventually learned that i would always b back for him and that it was ok that mommy n daddy wasnt always around 

grantsmommy --- 5 years ago -

my son is 11 months and he hit it hard last month. When he doesn't see me he is fine, but if catches a glimpse of me while playing with someone else he immediately starts crying and frantically trying to get to me. 

Barbie --- 5 years ago -

My daughter was like this, I put her in preschool and after a few weeks she was doing a lot better. My son is 20 months and doesn't want to leave my side he's starting preschool next month and I'm hoping it will have the same effect on him. 

SandJ5 --- 5 years ago -

That is such a hard thing to deal with at times. It's heartbreaking. :( What really helped us was doing separation in baby steps. I would walk away while our baby played and when she realized I was gone I would call to her from the other room so she knew I was still there but couldn't see me (I could see her but she couldn't see me). When she was comfortable I started leaving her with a close friend for short trips (under an hour) who had a baby the same age. She will still cry from time to time but only for a few minutes. Playgroups helped immensely too. It's a perfectly normal stage, but a tough one. (I'm still such a crybaby when my mom leaves after a visit! LOL) Hopefully it won't be too much longer! 

YoLo --- 5 years ago -

I think working on it in baby.steps is the most proficient way to do it. When I'm at my moms I try to leave him while I run errands but he crys and it wont stop still I get back. Sometimes its hard for me to use the restroom or shower without him at my door weeping. Hopefully this will get better. Thanks everyone for your input 

nicole --- 5 years ago -

He's too young and just realized you are not physically attached to him. Dont press it too early. My son was nuts, I was pretty sure we really were physically attached as I had full body contact with him for over a year. He was fussy and. Would freak if he wasn't in my arms. Now he's 3 1/2 and loves to go places without me. He loves the gym, church, friends houses, grandmas. It will end they're not attached at the hip forever. 

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