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Very clingy!

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3 years ago
i know when he was wanting to be on his own i thought man i wish he wanted me to hold him just for a little while, but now thats all he wants! HELP! I cant clean or go to the bathroom without him freaking out, He was never like this before. Its probably him teething i know (cause hes VERY cranky) but will he ever lighten up? he follows me around the house like a dog lol crawling and crying for me to hold him! The other day my husband said he was just watching him and I was sitting on the couch with Bentley under my feet when i got up to go to the computer, Michael(husband)saw Bentley drop his toy looked and saw me missing started to whiny then started crawling to find me. now I thought this was sooooo cute lol but a little much The computer is in our livingroom I was barely 5 seps away from him,I DO NOT pick him up every time he cries so he knows but its not working... any ideas????My house is getting messy!!! CANT STAND IT I have to hold him or put him in the same room and talk/play with him as i do anything. Also Im the only one that can feed him why? He will not let anyone do it if im around.

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3 years ago
It may be because of his teething or it may be that he's going through a normal phase of separation anxiety. Help ease his teething discomfort by giving him some homeopathic teething tablets. They are amazing! Most brands treat four symptoms (pain, sleeplessness, inflamation, and irritability) and they work very quickly. Try to find the tablet kind, not the pellet kind. They dissolve faster and are easier for little ones to eat. They are completely safe and don't have any drug interactions. They work better and faster than Advil or Tylenol. I used to give them to my daughter any time she was fussy, whether she was teething or not and they calmed her down immediately.It's normal for kids to go through separation anxiety a few different times between infancy and toddlerhood. There isn't a whole lot you can do about it, especially as they get older. But for now, try talking to him a lot. Tell him everything you're doing as you're doing it and explain why you have to get up, why you can't hold him at that particiular moment, etc. Also try to bring him with you when you are going to be spending time in a different room. If you're going to be cleaning the kitchen or cooking sit him in his high chair so that he can see you and again, make sure to talk to him.
3 years ago
My son is about the same age as yours, mine was born Dec 4th 2010.  He is also going through this phase and wont even eat for my husband sometimes.  He is waking up at night to be held and he follows me all over the house.  If ppl are around he def wants to be held and hates it they touch him without giving him chance to "check them out".  This is all normal bc they get use to who takes care of them and who they know. It is normallty just a phase that will pass. I have 2 other boys that wnt through the same thing.  As much as it can be hard I do say cherish it bc it really wont be long before he is back to running off on his own to play and letting anyone do things for him.  Take this tim as a compliment that he knows, trusts, loves and depends on you :)
3 years ago
My daughter has just started the very same thing last weekend. Someone told me that this is a typical symptom when they have a developmental leap, and realize they are separate from us. It is very common and happens several times during the first two years. Called "wonder years", you can google that. It makes a lot of sense.

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