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Is there a surge of separation anxiety around 22 months?

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Nihilisticbunny Thu 01-Sep-11 22:13:28

My ds2 has been my shadow lately, he cries if I try to leave the room, tries to get in my clothes with me, says the M word 7 million times a day and is generally clamped to me at all times. I can't even put him to bed because he weeps when I leave the room, but goes down ok for Dp.

Will it pass, I can't remember from my other 2 blush, or is he just a generally more clingy child?

ConstantCraving Fri 02-Sep-11 20:25:32

Sounds exactly like my 22 month old! Hoping its a phase that she'll grow out of (soon!). No ideas I'm afraid - will watch thread in hope someone comes along with advice.

rubyslippers Fri 02-Sep-11 20:26:11

IME with my DD - yes!

Just settling down now

Iggly Fri 02-Sep-11 21:17:08

Yep! I give DS loads of cuddles etc and he seems much better. Although still has me in a headlock to get me to lie in bed with him at bedtime hmm grin

pointythings Fri 02-Sep-11 22:05:15

Yes, separation anxiety peaks at this age, it does pass. DD1 did this mostly at night, would wake up and not go back down, I was very PG at the time and ended up sleeping on a mattress in her room and all I had to do was say that I was there. It took about 6 weeks and then it passed. The best thing to do is definitely cuddles and reassurance, no matter how frustrating it can get!

Daisy1986 Sun 04-Sep-11 20:45:22

I thought it was because we had started contact arrangements with her dad but thats exactly what my DD was like. At 24months shes alot better.

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