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I think I have separation anxiety from my son

The last year I have not spent one day away from my son and I've been the same way with my 3month old daughter for the lat two1/2 months...I don't want them leaving to stay at their aunts or anywhere and I don't even like them sleeping upstaries when i'm downstairs. Every day/night they sleep in the family room with me downstairs and today my son fell asleep in his crib upstairs and i could do nothing but cry because I wanted to wake him up and bring him downstairs with me. i really don't think this is normal. Do i need to go see someone about this or what. Ladies please help me out with ANY advice or words of wisdom you may have for me! Thank You!

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ashnbra1

Asked by ashnbra1 at 8:19 PM on Mar. 27, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Aww, it does sound like you're going through separation anxiety. Try analyzing what brings on that flood of emotions. Are you worried about him? You're so used to having him there, I can understand why the change would be upsetting. When I had to go back to work when my dd was 6 weeks old, I felt that way at work. I'd look at the clock and know when she needed to be fed, when she would be getting sleepy. I couldn't concentrate on work for a while. I adjusted to it though, and you will too. If it feels like it's too much to bear, talking to someone about it wouldn't be a bad idea either. good luck hon.
    nicolemstacy

    Answer by nicolemstacy at 8:25 PM on Mar. 27, 2010

  • look into attachment parenting. I think u will really connect w/ it. The thing w/ where baby is sleeping, I did that with my oldest son.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:33 PM on Mar. 27, 2010

  • I co-slept with my children and the did not stay with anyone without me until they were 2; they just were not interested.
    happytexasCM

    Answer by happytexasCM at 8:46 PM on Mar. 27, 2010

  • SAME WAY HERE! My 18MONTH OLD son gets rocked to sleep every night, then I put him down in his playpen in the living room until I go to bed, then I bring him to bed with me! He hardly EVER sleeps or is out of my sight! I practice attachment parenting though... you should look into it! I love it! My kids -18mth and 5- have not spent a night away from me. My 5 year old sleeps on my bedroom floor. Their nana is moving like a mile away, and is making them a bedroom in her house so they can stay the night, and I dont have the heart to tell her that aint happening anytime soon. I couldnt bear it. I'd be at her door within a few hours! lol.. im pathetic. I love my kids, what can I say? Atleast we arent pawning them off all the time.
    Auntiemom410

    Answer by Auntiemom410 at 8:50 PM on Mar. 27, 2010

  • I am kinda the same way. He sleeps with me naps with me and I never would even conside to let someone watch him. I think .your fine and will grow out of it/
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:16 PM on Mar. 27, 2010

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