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how can i stop my baby from bein clingy @ home?

he's content everywhere else, but @ home he just wants to be held.

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Asked by jennmargaret at 1:07 PM on Dec. 6, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Mom, hold him for pretty soon, sooner than you think this will not be happening.

    Answer by older at 1:08 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • Have you thought of a sling or baby carrier? Invest in an Ergo Baby carrier. It was the only way I could get dinner made for months. He wanted MOMMY holding him all the time for a long time. It's VERY NORMAL. It's a NEED, not a WANT, when they're infants.

    Answer by musicpisces at 1:09 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • When my guy wants to be held, I do it. Laundry, dishes, dusting... those things will always be there, your boy won't always want to be held!

    Answer by hootie826 at 1:10 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • How old is your little guy? & do you leave him with someone every day? If you leave him everyday with someone and he is still under the age of 3 he might be having mommy with drawl's and is afraid you are going to leave him again. you might want to take some time for just him when you get back home. give him all your time for the 1st hour once you get back home. if this is every day and you don't go any place with out him. then try to make it a hour day 1st thing after you feed him. see if this doesn't help... if he is over the age of 2 let him help you with little things around the house and make him feel like he is helping you. like give him a old rag and ask him if he would like help you. tell him he is doing a great job and what a good helper he is. even if he makes more of a mess then help. let him help you with the dishes. he will play more in the water then help. lol but it is a mom & child time together

    Answer by GrandmasHouse at 1:29 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • By letting him be clingy! Sounds counter-intuitive but it's what he's programmed for. Wear him in a carrier. He will cease the clinging when HE is ready to do so, just as he'll walk when he's ready, talk when he's ready, sleep longer when he's ready... with many of these things, we're merely along for the ride.

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:46 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • i agree withabove

    Answer by san78 at 4:35 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • It sounds like you're a little frustrated? I'd say that trying to engage him with a toy or using a floor mat/baby gym/walker may give your arms some needed rest... As the other moms have mentioned, it will be very soon that your baby won't rely on your arms for comfort. If you're still feeling like a momma monkey, try handing him off to a friend or family member and taking some time for you. It's not selfish to desire some space, darling.

    Answer by Nawti at 10:58 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

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