Posted by: dee | 2009/08/27



DEAR DR I dont know if you can advise me on this my baby boy is 16 months old
He does not want me to put him down he pulls his legs up and if i put him down he throws himself on the floor and lays and cries looking at me to pick him up
He acts like this with my helper as well as my mother who takes care of him
what can it be how can i change this thank you

Expert's Reply



I presume that apart from this behaviour there is nothing else about your son's development that concerns you. He seems to be insecure and certainly is showing signs of separation anxiety.Your baby feels that he has to be near you to feel safe. This is a normal stage of development and this separation anxiety gets less with time.Be very patient with your baby and try to be undestanding of his fears and concerns.Try to reassure him again and again that you will be coming home to him.

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