Clingy 5 month Old
October 26, 2007 3:27pm CST
Hi i have a gorgeous 5 month old little boy he is an angel and extremely well behaved but recently i have found that he has become slightly clingy to me. Obviously when hes tired or unwell i expect it but some days i find it hard to leave the room! I love spending every minue of the day with him but i want him to be independant and learn to play on his own ( he is fine being left with other people by the way just not on his own! ) Does anyone else have this problem or any advice and tips - always welcome
• United Kingdom
26 Oct 07
My son is nearly six months old. Just lately he has started to moan when I am not in sight. Today I had to bring him into the kitchen to play so I could wash his bottles out. I have tried to make him independent by putting him in his cot. I put him in his bouncy chair and leave the room for a little while. I suggest giving your baby an exciting toy to play with and see if he can enjoy looking at it. I love spending time with my baby but the housework needs to be completed. Good luck.
27 Oct 07
If you are just leaving the room for a few minutes to wash the bottle for example, leave him even if he whines a little however talk to him from the other room. Let him know that you are still around even if he doesn't see you. Once babies start to have a better memory, out of sight no longer becomes out of mind.