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Separation Anxiety in 20 month old?

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TwoToFive Sun 23-Nov-14 21:03:51

My 20 month old DD has been such hard work recently. She's so clingy! If I'm not holding her she screams & screams (really desperate, scared screaming) and she will just not calm down until I pick her up. I'm finding it so hard to do everyday things- making dinner, washing hands, getting dressed etc. She has a twin sister who isn't like this at all (but she almost gets neglected as the clingy twin never lets her get a look in - they won't share cuddles). I also have a 3yo, who was also a clingy baby, but I don't remember it being as bad as this.

The only thing is she's not like this all day long. I do get 10 mins here and there where she will go and play with her sisters. She also goes to bed no problem. Does this sound like separation anxiety? I thought she wasn't feeling well at first, but now we're 4 weeks in and she doesn't seem to be getting any better. I also thought it could be hunger as she's a lot better straight after a meal. However she's a very fussy eater so that's also another battle.

Does anyone have any tips? I'm finding it so hard and I feel it's not fair on my other two. I dread her being awake at the moment!!


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