I have a 17-month old who can't play alone. I have a very frustrated husband and a baby due in two and a half months. Jake will take one of our fingers and lead us to his play room. If we refuse and tell him to play on his own, he cries and hangs on to one of us (usually it's Dad if he's home). Maybe all toddlers are like this, but I can't imagine... I am a SAHM, and I play with him a lot at home, so maybe this is my own problem I've created? Daddy does a fair share of playing with him too, so we feel like we should be able to allow him/encourage some alone time too.
One mother suggested a big circular gate where he can see us, but he is forced to play on his own, like it or not. I would just use it on a couple occasions, like when I am cooking or Dad is fixing something. Are there baby steps I can take with him other than this? Any advice, experience would be so helpful! Any books or other resources would be helpful too!
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