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I don't know why my baby is like this but she just wants to be held all the time and cries. She is like an extra appendage to my husband he can't put her down with out her freaking out? I think she's probably spoiled, I am not sure what should be normal for this age. my other kids were not like this but they are boys. no idea if that makes a difference. We have stuff to do, I just don't feel like she needs to be held ALL the time! She LOOOVES her daddy and when he's gone she loooves me and she cries when either of us leave the house.

What do you think should be normal, and what do we do? She is slow to talk, just like her brother was. one day he just started to talk it's like he was listening then decided to talk. I think she'd be less fussy if she was able to talk. I need to learn baby sign i think...

by on Mar. 3, 2013 at 10:30 PM
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by Amanda on Mar. 4, 2013 at 6:43 PM

 Does she have a blanket or an animal that she can snuggle with?  She can do it with you guys and then she will have it when you guys leave.  It might help.  I'm not sure.

by Gold Member on Mar. 18, 2013 at 11:17 AM

anyone else have ideas?

by on May. 11, 2013 at 5:32 PM

My son is 4 months old and I'm also feeling the same way. His very clingy & colicky & teething. He doesn't like to be put down. I would suggest in investing a sling or a carrier that is ergonomic friendly. So you don't get a sore back from carrying her. They have one for different ages called the mei tai, here's the link to it. Hope it helps! good luck

by on May. 11, 2013 at 5:33 PM
Mine turned two in March and had been like that for a long time.

I call her Velcro baby.
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by on May. 11, 2013 at 5:37 PM

Does she walk?  I don't think not talking at that age is unusual.  I know LOTS of clingy kiddos that age, so I wouldn't worry too much based just on that.  My son is in birth to three.  He will be 22 months next week and still can't walk unless he is holding something and doesn't speak at all.  He started with them in January.  Signing has been HUGE for us!  He is so much happier since he can communicate a little and since he has gotten somewhat mobile(crawling, cruising, etc).  They think he is just on his own schedule.  The neurologists haven't found anything diagnosable with him.  Next specialist appt is an orthopedist.  

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