My child is currently 10.5 months old. He has such terrible separation anxiety, I don’t even know if that’s what you would call it at this point. He goes CRAZY if he cannot see and reach myself or one of the other 4 trusted people in his life. One time one of those people were watching him while I was working and he screamed for 6 hours straight because she couldn’t just hold him all day. He won’t go to sleep unless I’m touching him. If I’m not paying attention to him, unless on rare occasion he occupies himself, he screams like he’s being murdered. I can’t even leave him alone to go to the bathroom or to turn around and make a bottle. It’s very stressful and is putting a toll on my relationships with people. I love him so much and I don’t want him to feel unwanted but it’s absolutely exhausting putting this much effort into him. Two of his trusted people have dealt with special needs babies and babies with abandonment disorders and have not dealt with some of the stuff my son puts us through.
Oh goodness this sounds so stressful for you. If he’s displaying behaviour that seems unusual or is raising a red flag to any extent, go to your doctor for advice. As you say, it would be distressing for him also, so getting professional support is super important.
My son went through a stage like this. I will admit I didn’t do anything and he did grow out of it altho he is still a touchy feeli soul. but agree with others that if you feel something is off get help just to besyr
It sounds from your message like you are worried his behaviour is not normal, I wouldn’t be sharing it on forums, get more solid advice from someone in the know. Every single child is different. Don’t take a risk as other people say it sounds normal.
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