My daughter is having seapartion axiety and will only be held by me or my husband. Someone else will try to hold her and she automatically cries but she will be fine with them if they are near me as long as I am holding her. I'm getting super nervous since she starts daycare next week (I'm back to nursing school). Is anyone else's child like this and were you in a similar situation?Answer Question
Answer by Stefono at 8:16 AM on Sep. 1, 2010
Answer by noel1978 at 8:17 AM on Sep. 1, 2010
Answer by treynlisa at 8:28 AM on Sep. 1, 2010
This is normal but it's not separation anxiety when a baby only wants to be held by mom or dad. Separtation anxiety is extreme distress when the primary caregiver is gone. The baby does not know that the caregiver will return and to them the caregiver is gone forever (dead). It happens every day. Parents think babies get used to moms leaving. Psychologists think babies give up psychologically.
Answer by Gailll at 10:17 AM on Sep. 1, 2010
Answer by poptart0325 at 10:39 AM on Sep. 1, 2010
Answer by Christina807 at 4:37 PM on Sep. 1, 2010