Having for a clingy baby

Having a baby that wants to be held all of the time can be very exhausting. Trying to get anything done can be hard and may take a lot longer to accomplish than necessary.

My son has always been a mommy’s boy and wants held by me all the time. The only other person who can hold him right away without him throwing a fit is my husband. He has his moments were he is good with other people holding him but it takes about a half hour for him to warm up or he will scream and look for mommy or daddy to grab him.

Here is a list of tips

Tip Strap on a baby carrier / Wrap

               Baby carriers and Wraps are amazingly useful tools. Having your hands free, while being able to hold your baby makes it easier to do things. Baby wearing can be done in several different ways, the baby facing you, baby facing out, and the baby on your back.

Tip Small trips of separation

               Taking small trips away from the baby or having the father take the baby on a small trip will help with separation. Trips to the grocery store or to get gas are small trips away from the baby that will give you a break and time to think and relax.  

Tip learn to do stuff one handed

               Once the baby is big enough to be held on your hip, you get a free hand to do stuff. You will quickly learn to be able to do laundry, cook and clean one handed.

Tip mommy and daddy scent

               The number one tip when you google or ask people for clingy baby advice they tell you to leave a shirt with your sent with the baby. They smell mommy or daddy and feel safe.

Tip introducing a lovey or other stuff animal/blanket

               Introducing a lovey or other stuff animal/blanket will help move the attachment from you to the new item. This will take time to introduce and may have to try several things.

Don’t call the baby a cry baby, they are human and are like the rest of us they are trying to figure things out. Don’t try to force baby to be more independent by getting them to crawl or walk when they are not ready to or want to. Trying to force the baby to be more independent when they are not ready will just cause them to be more delayed with crawling or walking

 Ever baby is different what works for one baby may not well for another. For instance introducing a lovey or other stuff animal/blanket did not work for my son who is very attached to me and since he is exclusively breastfed he’s attached to my breast.

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