Clingy baby

(6 Posts)
Lucymollysmummy123 Sun 06-Nov-16 09:50:19

Hi it's my first time posting I'm a first time mum looking for some advice. My little girl is 7 months old and is breastfed as well as weaning, she is so clingy and will not go to anyone else for any period of time she will go to her dad and grandmother but not for long before she's screaming for me she will not let her dad feed her I am the only one who can get her to sleep and can console her. I'm exhausted she is constantly with me. We have tried controlled crying but with no success I am concerned that she will forever be stuck to me and il never be able to leave her with anyone.if I do leave her with anyone she starts screaming and if I leave her it makes me feel really anxious and it takes a log time ever to calm her down again.

idontlikealdi Sun 06-Nov-16 09:53:20

Can you express and get DH to give her the bottle?

Flowers133 Sun 06-Nov-16 09:58:17

My first one was like this, being a first time mum I literally kept her attached to me! However, this meant when she was with anyone that wasn't me or daddy, she'd cry and scream! Probably not as bad as you're describing, but it made me feel uncomfortable leaving her with anyone! When she got a bit bigger though it turns out she was fine, as soon as we were actually gone she would settle down and be okay with the person. She's only 2 and she still does it now, I'll come back in the room to see her calm and happy, but as soon as she hears or sees us she'll start crying and making a fuss as if she has been unhappy the whole time! I know it's frustrating, but I think they just grow out of it as long as you give the them chance smile just try to do small periods of time and build it up a bit so that you don't feel so uncomfortable, hopefully it gets better smile

Gardencentregroupie Sun 06-Nov-16 10:00:53

She's at the age for separation anxiety, honestly I think it's easiest in the long run to keep them as close as you can and make them feel reassured and secure. My DD was exactly the same, I couldn't even go for a wee, now she's 2.4 and if we go out she trots off so confidently it's actually sometimes difficult to keep track of where she is smile

Lucymollysmummy123 Sun 06-Nov-16 10:08:00

She will not take a bottle of any sort we have brought and tried every type of bottle you can think of

Lucymollysmummy123 Sun 06-Nov-16 10:10:08

Thanks everyone so glad I'm not the only person to have experienced this. She's such a happy giggly baby as long as she can see me. I guess il have to just ride it out and hope it's a phase and it will pass smile

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