How to break a baby of this.....?

United States
November 7, 2006 9:39am CST
Crying when i am more than 2 feet away from him. This is serrious seperation anziety and i dont feel that it is healthy. anyone with this experience? How to break the child of it? i appreciate all answers. thx
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• United States
7 Nov 06
You need to assure him that you will not come running every time that he cries. I am not saying leave him alone for hours lol. But, get him in his crib and let him see you go say night night or whatever it is and give him 20 min. to cry it out. Most importantly with any baby, BE CONSISTANT. Nothing will ever work with one try.
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• United States
7 Nov 06
Thanks for your response! ;) You are right.
• United States
7 Nov 06
The only thing you can do is let them cry it will take a few times and it will be hard to do... but if you dont they will keep at it cause they know if they cry you will come and get them. Just let them get tired of doing it.
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• United States
7 Nov 06
Thanks for your response! ;) Good one!
@magikrose (5424)
• United States
7 Nov 06
You really have to stay consistant with children. Start by sitting next to your child while in a playpen if you have one. Then little by little move away a few inches at a time. Eventually he/she will see that no matter what you are still there. Then like your first response said try going out of the room for like 1 min to start and little at a time increase the time. I know it sounds like hard work but in the end it will be worth it because then your child will be ok when you go into another room to do laundry or put things away.
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• United States
7 Nov 06
Thanks for your response! ;) Good one! I appreciate yoru answer. i will start trying this.
@kcbabez14 (967)
• United States
7 Nov 06
Let him cry! it sounds mean but he gonna learn that your not always going to be right next to and holding him all the time! Start by being in the room! set him down ( or in a play pin) with toys and let him have at em! if he starts crying let him cry! he will eventually stop! Then when it's to the point where you can be in the same room and he leaves you alone.. start by going into another room for a lil bit.. don't leave him completely alone but for like 5 mins! just walk in and out of the room.. so that he know that you are there when your not seen!
• United States
7 Nov 06
Thanks for your response! ;) Good one! I will try this. I need ear plugs. lol