EVERY TIME THAT I LEAVE THE ROOM FOR 1 SECOND JUST TO GO TO THE BATHROOM OR SOMETHING MY 7 MONTH OLD SON STARTS SCREAMING. HOW DO I GET HIM TO NOT DO THIS? IS THIS A PHASE HE WILL GO THROUGH? SINCE I AM A SINGLE MOM OF ONLY ONE CHILD MY HOUSE IS A MESS I CAN'T GET DISHES DONE WHEN I NEED TO I CAN BARELY GET HIS BOTTLES WASHED AND SANITIZED WITHOUT HIM THROWING A HUGE FIT. IVE TRIED TO LET HIM JUST CRY IT OUT BUT HE DOESN'T GIVE UP HE COULD CRY FOR HOURS I KNOW I TRIED. HE HAS EVERY TOY IMAGINABLE! HE WILL ONLY PLAY WITH THEM IF IM IN THE ROOM AND THEN ITS ONLY FOR 5 MINUTES SOMETIMES 10-15 I NEED ADVICE PLEASE IM LOOSING MY MIND............................Answer Question
Answer by thehairnazi at 8:52 AM on May. 16, 2009
Answer by blueyes581 at 9:00 AM on May. 16, 2009
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Answer by Shirgrace at 9:57 AM on May. 16, 2009
Babies feel secure when they feel they have your full attention.If you don't give it they will demand it through crying. Being a single mom there is no other diversion for him so he is focused on you. This stage is very much a time of need for lots of cuddling and clinging. There is nothing wrong with that. It is normal , he needs you. Forget the house. Now for you. You need help and support. I suggest trying to find a young moms group. Local churches offer them and you don't have to belong . These moms offer you the understanding and support you may need. Often they offer free babysitting. You need to fulfill this need for you to perform as a good mother. This is motherhood I always say not marterhood HA! HA! If this is possibly what is going on I reassure you that when you destress baby will stop the crying. Know that babies do cry for a reason.Once you identify it , you can fix it. I hope I may have helped. aSmile
Answer by Shirgrace at 10:26 AM on May. 16, 2009
Older babies and toddlers can get really clingy at times, this is a normal part of their development.
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Answer by maggiemom2000 at 1:01 PM on May. 16, 2009