Its totally normal for babies to go through a clingy phase at this age. Just give as much attention as you reasonably can. Trying to force separation will only make a baby more clingy and insecure about you not being around. NEVER sneak off. If you do have to go somewhere without your LO, smile, say goodbye and let baby see you leave to avoid the confusion of not being able to find you. In the meantime, enjoy that your LO still wants to be held and cuddled all the time. There will come a time when YOU will want to hold and cuddle, but baby will be to upwardly mobile and interested in exploring the world to have as much time for mama!
at 12:45 PM on Oct. 15, 2008