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Separation anxiety

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Kimcout89 · 06/06/2022 12:44


So my 15 month old little boy has been struggling with what I think is separation anxiety, for over 6 months now.

When ever I am around, if I leave his side (even for 30 seconds to put something in the bin) he just cries until I come back.

I went back to work when he was 6 months old and he is looked after by grandparents during the day and he is fine all day with them. He does scream and cry when I hand him over in the morning but settles down when he thinks I've gone.

It seems out of sight out of mind with him as he always settles down with people once he thinks I have gone. When I am around he also won't let anyone else hold him, but he will when I'm not around.

I'm at a loss as to what I can do to help this - any help would be very much appreciated 🙏 its becoming exhausting.

Thank you 😊

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PritiPatelsMaker · 18/06/2022 10:13

Hello @Kimcout89 and I'm sorry that you haven't had any replies.

It does sound like separation anxiety and it's completely normal.

We've always found the best response was just to be there for them.

So if there are other people around and he wants you, that's fine. You're his safe space and once he's sure that you are always there for him, he'll have the confidence to start to go to other people.

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