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Hi everyone I have posted about this before - but my 18mo is so needy and clingy and just constantly cries/ grizzles. I'm really struggling especially since we have been in lockdown...
My LO was a very needy baby - always wanted to be held, cried a lot etc and never really grew out of it. His default just seems to be so grizzly. Yes he does have moments where he is happy but they are few and far between. He never ever seems to be content. Even if he's slightly hungry or tired he's a complete misery. Everyone said when he was a baby that he would grow out of it but he hasn't...every time he sees me he cries and I wants to be held - I know this is probably some form of separation anxiety but I'm serious when I say this is not a phase and has been going on since birth...Being on lock down at home is just so so so awful. He cries and moans all day and I just can't copy anymore...I know there is no magic formula and this is just his nature but I'm feel so low and dread every day. He is also having the most awful tantrums and pushing boundaries - he seems so naughty and again I know this is a phase but I feel like it's getting out of control if he isn't crying or grizzling it's like hes trying to get my attention by kicking or screaming or smashing the TV etc. He has my constant attention so I'm not sure what else I can do
Hi. I have no advice....but feel your pain. hugs
Thank you - I just feel so hopeless at the moment and feel like I'm being ground down daily
At this age a lot of frustration comes from not being able to communicate their needs and experiences - is he effectively communicating with you to meet his needs (i.e. requesting what he wants) and sharing his experiences (i.e. interesting things he sees, seeks praise when he is proud, etc)?
I agree with AladdinMum. As the words start to come, and be comprehensible to you, the frustration and grumpiness will ease. Hang in there!
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