Separation anxiety in 18 month old

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  1. AugustMum

    AugustMum Well-Known Member

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    I'm stuck! Paige has been crying a lot at nap times and bed times and she doesn't cry for long (a minute tops) but its intense and it's everytime I leave the room after putting her down :(

    It's only the past 3/4 days and I had a hunch it was Separation anxiety but just now I went into her room because she stirred a bit and she saw me and perked up and was giggling and it was lovely but I really had to pee so I tried to put her back down and get her to drift off do I could leave but first she refused to let go of my hand then every time she turned over she'd check I was there and then I just had to go and she was so upset. In the morning she wakes up really crying because I'm not there :(

    Thing is, she won't sleep in my room or when I'm in here room so I'm stuck! I don't want her to get upset but I can't sit with her till she sleeps because she won't sleep!

    Not sure if anyone can help but figured I'd ask lol. Anyone?!
     
  2. hopefulmummy

    hopefulmummy Well-Known Member

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    Sorry I probably am no help. But would she understand if you explained to her you were just inthe next room/ toilet etc and you will be back in 2 mins, or when the hand on the clock gets to that number. Also, I've heard that for kids suffering from this it's important never to lie to them - ie, if you are going out, tell them you're leaving them with a sitter.. Sorry I can't be more help xx
     
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    ** so f they wake up when you're out and see a sitter there they don't freak out. Sorry didnt explain that very well!
     
  4. AugustMum

    AugustMum Well-Known Member

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    No that helps :) I always explain things and make sure I say bye bye and tell her were going for a nap etc. I read a bit last night about giving them independence so I've let her pick her own outfit today and she helped with the washing and 'folding'. I'm hoping a bit more independence and her knowing I'm there might help...maybe lol.
     

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