I have a 6 month old baby girl, who i adore! Only there is one BIG probably that is really causing alot of stress for my husband and I. She wont let anyone else hole her, or even speak to her. If shes sitting in the floor playing and someone walks in our house, even someone shes been around she screams and reaches for me. My husband and I love to go to church, but as soon as we hand her off in the nursery we don;t even make it down the hall before they are paging us to come back b/c shes screaming. Its really frustrating that we cant ever get a break by handing her off. Will she grow out of this? HELP! Part of me feels like I should just forse someone to hold her until she gets over it! I don't know what to do !!Answer Question
Answer by Bmat at 9:46 AM on Jul. 29, 2010
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 9:47 AM on Jul. 29, 2010
Answer by miritrose at 9:47 AM on Jul. 29, 2010
Answer by lovepotato at 9:48 AM on Jul. 29, 2010
Answer by admckenzie at 9:50 AM on Jul. 29, 2010
You don't "break" babies and young children of things that inconvience you. This is normal behavior for a baby. It's not separation anxiety yet. True separation anxiety as defined by developmental psychologists occurs later. This is just normal baby behavior.
Human babies are born premature to be able to fit out. They cling to their mother much like other primate babies and it's hard wired in human babies brains to cry if their mother isn't holding them. Some babies brains are more adaptable, that may actually be a bad sign. Human babies are born to be breastfed and sleep with their mother. That creates a symbiotic relationship and hormones that enhance the attachment.
Answer by Gailll at 10:28 AM on Jul. 29, 2010
Humans have lived in groups usually with grandmothers and other women close by to help with the baby. Moms and babies weren't stuck in huts 24/7 with fathers dropping by when they weren't working. Babies got to be around lots of people. Babies should be born at about 9 mo, about the time they crawl. Some babies change a lot at this age. They may be more social.
I always kept my babies with me at church. I usually sat in back and breastfed and they slept through the whole thing. I went to churches that were baby and breastfeeding friendly.
Answer by Gailll at 10:34 AM on Jul. 29, 2010
Parents may not get a break by handing off their baby or child. Having a baby changes everything. I had 3 babies and I never had a break and I did just fine. With my youngest I was a single mother and I was with him 24/7 until I went back to grad school when he was 2.5. By my third child I was used to being with my children and didn't feel the need for a break. I had decided not to date.
Answer by Gailll at 10:39 AM on Jul. 29, 2010
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