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January 13th, 2013, 08:58 PM
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A few months ago me ,,my boyfriend and my now 7 month old son moved to Texas and into my parents house. Both of my parents and boyfriend work all day so it's just me and my son JJ all day. For the past month I can't do ANYTHING without him screaming for me to hold him. Since I don't work I have to make sure the house is clean, laundry is done etc.

He makes it IMPOSSIBLE. I can't walk more than a foot away from him without him holding his arms out for me and screaming. He won't play with toys, won't go in his walker, won't go in his bouncy seat, won't watch tv. He won't even let me sit next to him, he has to be ON my lap or in my arms. And it's constant!

I've tried letting him cry but he gets so hysterical within minutes he starts choking, so I won't do that. My pediatrician said its separation anxiety and it just takes time but when everyone gets home he's all fine and dandy being away from me. What's going on???
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January 13th, 2013, 10:16 PM
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When other people are home he gets distracted with all that's going on. Have you tried wearing him while doing housework? Baby carriers or slings will be your best friend during this phase of baby's life. Separation anxiety is awful. My little one has it as well. Just gotta ride through it. Try wearing him. It will help a ton
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January 14th, 2013, 10:05 AM
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Where in Texas did you move to?
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January 14th, 2013, 10:19 AM
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I think all babies go through that Guinevere is just now starting to come out of it but i still HAVE to be in the same room I notices she is much better right after a feeding.
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January 14th, 2013, 10:29 AM
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Addy can get like that too, although sometimes, as long as she can see me, she is ok. Other times, I have to be holding her. And, even if DH is there, she wants me to hold her (most of the time), it drives both of us crazy and I feel bad for him, because he feels like she doesn't like him...he doesn't remember this with our other daughter, but she was the same way. Play peek-a-boo with him, both up close and around a corner...it will show him that, while you aren't there, you will come back. It might help ease him out of this stage.
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January 14th, 2013, 12:02 PM
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Where in Texas did you move to?
A very small town way west Texas called Big Lake. Out in the middle of nowhere lol

And thank all of you for the input. I was beginning to think I was the only one going through this because everyone else I asked for advice from had no idea what to do! I've been beginning to feel like I'm losing my sanity =\
I did try a baby carrier when he was 3 months old which he absolutely refused to be in, but maybe ill give that another try!
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January 14th, 2013, 05:21 PM
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Good idea about the carrier. Another thing I have read is playing peekaboo. It helps them realize that even if you are not there you still exist. Start close by and move away little by little. It will pass. I hope your family is understanding.
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January 15th, 2013, 11:46 AM
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Good idea about the carrier. Another thing I have read is playing peekaboo. It helps them realize that even if you are not there you still exist. Start close by and move away little by little. It will pass. I hope your family is understanding.
LOL, that is what I said above, at least you know I am not crazy for saying it!! HEHE
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January 17th, 2013, 05:15 PM
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Raini gets like that when she isnt feeling well, usually when she has a tooth coming in. She seems to be okay if I keep her in the room im in. Like if I am doing dishes, I have her in the highchair and I feed her breakfast. (give a spoonful, put up a dish, give spoonful, put up a dish...) If I am doing laundry, I put her in the jumperoo in the living room and I sit on the couch and fold clothes and talk to her the entire time (usually telling her who's clothes belong to whom... lol)
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