Do you think being a single parent automatically makes the baby cling to you? Taking into account visitors (get a lot of help from my mum!) i prob spend about 18-20 hours alone with Ella every day. People are starting to comment on how she stops crying when i take her and she starts crying when i leave the room. I dont sit with her 24/7 i make sure she has alone time on her mat or in her bouncer and i dont co-sleep so she is used to not being attached to me ALL the time. when i feel ready to eventually leave her with somebody i dont want it to be made impossible for her to not be around me?! any tips!?