My 7 month old son Logan is very clingy to me and has severe Seperation anxiety and the dr told me that.
It all started when he was 4months old and wanted nobody but mommy to hold, change, feed, get ready for bed and he is still like that.
Now he is 7months old and i can't even leave a room without him following me, and so i have to shut our baby gate just so i can go to the bathroom. Even when i am in the living room with him and sitting on the couch watching him and his older brother play i move to the other side of the couch and can't see me he screams bloddy murder. Then when i say Logan mommy is here see me, or i am back, my voice and him looking at me is not enough, i litterally have to pick him up.
Daddy is in the picture and works from 5am-2pm and really has never fed him, played with him, cuddled him, woke up with him in the morning or to even comfort him if he is sick, daddy rarely changes Logans diaper because Logan screams for me.
the dr told me that daddy has to step up and give me a break since the only break i get is when he goes down for his morning nap and afternoon nap.
I have an older son to attend to also and it is so hard to attend to my 3 year old when Logan is attached to me 24-7.
And to make matters worse Logan was up all night last night, I went in at 10pm and gave him some Infants Advil for infants 6months to 23months old and that last up to 8hrs. He fell back to sleep and within an hr later he was back up screaming. So around midnight i went back up and triend giving him a bottle to see if maybe he was hungry since he threw up because he ate to fast and too much, so i thought maybe he was hungry. He was not hungry so i just left him in there and just listend to him for the rest of the night. At 5am i went in and got him since i didn't want him to wake up his brother with his screaming, and when i got him he was very hot. SO i took his temp under the arm and it was 100.5 and u add a degree so he was at 101.5. then i gave him Tylnol and called an on call dr. She said to call in the morning and make an appt if it doesn't go down within 4hrs. Logan fell asleep until 7:30am and i gave him his bottle, and checked his temp and it didn't go down. So i called and made an appt. took him there, and somehow his fever dropped. the dr still looked him over and can't find the cause for his high fever this morning, but she did tell me if it keeps up i need to take him back so they can reexam him. So she said he is not sick.
He is down for his nap now, so hopefully he sleeps his normal 4hr nap and wakes up refreshed and all better.
any suggestions on how to slowly get him out of this severe seperation anxiety and what may have caused his so high fever?
Answer by maxsmom11807 at 2:45 PM on May. 25, 2011
Answer by bloomsr at 2:49 PM on May. 25, 2011
Answer by gdiamante at 3:44 PM on May. 25, 2011