My daughter is ten months old and has hit a stage were she gets really upset if I won't pick her up or I leave the room past the child gate. My first child was a bit clingy but not picking him up all the time was enough to get him over that stage, but that is just not working for my daughter. It feels like she spends half the day on my feet crying :( Help!Answer Question
I would try singing to her. She can hear your voice and if she has some type of toy to keep her hands active she will learn to play on her own. When my children were toddlers the house I had was an open plan style, and so where ever I was in the house, I could still see into other rooms. I found singing and talking to your child reassures them that you are nearby. All babies go through a clingy phase that they only want Momma or Daddy to hold them 24/7, but it does not last for long. They are just trying to figure out how far away they can be from you but still know you are near. It is a step in the development of independent play. Good luck.
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