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May 23rd, 2012, 06:48 AM
Join Date: Jan 2012
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Hi Guys,

I was just wondering what your experiences have been so far with separation anxiety/attachment.

My little man is 7 1/2 months now (was born 2 months early, however), but he has been right on track with pretty much everything. The only thing is he never seems bothered when I leave him with my parents in the morning before work. He's always the happiest little guy, which is awesome don't get me wrong, but it's making me worry that he isn't super attached to me which isn't a good thing. He *does* get excited when I return and stuff. He smiles and kicks around his legs excitedly, and giggles... so I at least know he is happy to see me when I come back. He just never seems bothered when I leave. Again, it's not that I *want* him to be in distress by any means... I just hear stories about kids crying and throwing fits when their mommy's leave them with other people, and he never does that.

I also have a bit of guilt as it is because I work full-time and have to have my parents watch him during the week, so I think that has something to do with my sensitivity on the matter. I'm *so* afraid he's not going to know I'm his mama

So, my question is, what have your experiences been with your little ones attachment to you so far? AND, does anyone know if it's a sign that they don't have a positive attachment to you if they aren't bothered by your exit?
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May 24th, 2012, 09:35 AM
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All babies are different. I wouldn't worry that he doesn't meltdown when you leave--be thankful

My little one is fine when I leave her with my mom, and also gets very happy when I return, but her separation issues are usually right after I return. She gets upset every timeI leave a room after that... it's odd!

I'm just he just has lots of fun while you're gone!
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