Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Mom | 2010-05-03


" stranger syndrome''

Hi Doc,

I have a 11 mnth old daughter and the problem is she doesnt want anybody else except me. she is with my mom during the day bt when i get home its like she doesnt know her same goes for weekends. she will cry everytime i leave a room, i even go to the bathroom with her. please tell me for how long does this dependency last? my gran says i have spoled her.

Concerned mom

Expert's Reply



This is a very common situation indeed and is not due to your daughter being spoilt.Your baby girl is going through a period of separation anxiety and this is the age when it is usually a problem lasting up to 2 years in some cases. Most babies and toddlers get less concerned about separation with time. Your baby needs lots of reassurance and patience now and you must continue to tell her that you will come home to her.

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