I love my son, but he is very clingy. He has never spent a full night outside of my bed (and yes, I try every night). He won't sleep longer than 5 minutes unless he's being held/cuddled. He screams whenever I leave the room, even if someone else is holding him. Often he screams when I'm in the room but someone else is holding him. As soon as I'm holding him again, the screaming stops.
There are times when I have to take him into the bathroom with me so I can use the toilet or get a bath. I thought he'd grow out of it, but he hasn't yet, and it's very exhausting, not to mention it's keeping me from getting things done around the house. It's also upsetting to my four year because when she wants some mommy time, I have to pass the baby off, and he usually screams.
Is there anything we can do? Is there still a chance he'll grow out of it? I thought separation anxiety was a toddler thing.
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