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separation anxiety Lock Rss

HI Everyone
I have a little boy michael he is 8 1\2 months old
and the last 3 weeks has been a nightmare to put down for sleeps day or night he cries the moment i leave the room. He also has Asthma\Bronchitis
which hasnt helped either. I was just wondering how long does it last for and any advice on how to get through it would be great. We have been doing the let him cry 2 mins go in and so on but he gets so worked up.

Thanks Mary B

Michael, Vic, Born 11-12-03

I think it varies on the length depending on how you handle it and the baby!

I foudn with my 2 I just put up with it and it settleed down in about a month. I tried the let them cry thing and all that got me was more work...both my kids would vomit so then I would have to clean up and have a baby who was so worked up it took forever to settle them!

I just tried this with my 11month old daughter and found it worked well! I would put an item of my clothing in the cot then layed her down on it at night when she was sleepy and I think having my smell there helped her settle! I haveno trouble putting her down at bed time now...she still gets a bit upset if I leave her sight...but at least it's not all the time!

Best wishes

Mum(29) - DS 7yr, DD 4yr & DD 2yr

Hi thank you for your reply we have tried putting
clothing in his bed but it didnt work for michael
i am glad it worked for you. I just hope it dosent last
much longer i dont know what else try.

Mary B

Michael, Vic, Born 11-12-03

i started to leave the light on for my dd and also bought a cd called music for dreaming and i turn it up to a medium volume so it is about the same level as her cry and it seems to distract her and eventually she goes to sleep.
always with a bit of crying 1st tho

DD 13/11/03 -DD 11.11.05 - DS 17.4.08

Hi chelby
just to let you know i brought the cd it has workedreally well i put it on when i leave the room it seems to settle him when he cries he is going much better which is great

Thank you for your input


Michael, Vic, Born 11-12-03

Hi Mary.
I'm glad to hear things have settled for you. smile .

DD 13/11/03 -DD 11.11.05 - DS 17.4.08

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