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MissBonanza Fri 26-Aug-16 19:54:50

My 1 year old has suddenly started rejecting me when she's upset. It's started quite suddenly over the last week or so - tonight she cried for 30 minutes getting more and more hysterical each time I tried to soothe her. She wouldn't let me touch her and slapped me away in a rage. My partner came in and picked her up and she was instantly calm. This has happened to a lesser extent every morning this week - her crying until he holds her.

We do roughly equal childcare but he has been doing a bit more of the night time stuff recently and I don't know if it's that.

I'm suddenly panicked that she hasn't attached to me even though I did BF and exclusively look after her initially

Any advice or tips, it's really upsetting!

FireflyGirl Sun 28-Aug-16 19:52:53

There's another thread floating around somewhere with the same issue. The general consensus seems to be that it's a phase.

It also doesn't mean she hasn't attached to you - the opposite in fact. She's very confident of your love!

I can't help with tips or advice, other than to say wait it out, which I appreciate isn't very comforting when you're upset, so have some wine and chocolate that you don't have to share if she's clinging to daddy

Puppymouse Sun 28-Aug-16 19:56:11

My DH went through at least a year of my DD actually screaming every time he tried to hold her. It lasted until she was two. And I started leaving the house more with him staying to look after him and gradually we're sort of now level pegging in the "crying for mummy/daddy" stakes. He never let it phase him or make him upset or angry, he just rode it out and as someone else said it's just a phase. Hard in the meantime though flowers

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