Has your preschooler gotten more clingy while you're pregnant??? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
#1 of 3 Old 06-26-2012, 09:32 PM - Thread Starter
Vegan Princess's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: California
Posts: 3,355
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I have an almost 3.5 yr old and am 25 weeks pregnant. My daughter is shy and timid to begin with, but lately she is SO clung on to me. Wants me right next to her, even at her best friend's house (we go there every week and she has never had this issue). I'm wondering if she is becoming more shy and needy of mama bc of the changes she is sensing with the impending arrival of her little sister? Or perhaps it has nothing to do with the baby coming? I'm just wondering if anyone else has experienced this? And if it is from baby, is there something extra I should be doing to help alleviate any concerns she might be feeling? We talk about baby a lot and how she will be able to help if she wants. She seems excited about her sister and talks about her a lot, without us bringing it up.





Mama to my veggie girl hearts.gif(1/09) and my sweet rainbow baby rainbow1284.gif (9/12). 

Vegan Princess is offline  
#2 of 3 Old 06-27-2012, 03:29 AM
Justmee's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: In the kitchen
Posts: 3,560
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

My youngest is almost 4.5 (feb 08), and yes, he got more clingly when he found out I was pregnant. He also had a few accidents that day at preschool (3, from a kid who had been dry for almost 2 years!!) and started to stutter. We actually took him to a speech therapist because I stuttered as a kid and didn't want it to get out of control and she said to wait until after the baby, because it might straighten itself out. He says he's excited, kisses my stomach all the time, but I'm sure he's also a bit nervous. My others were much younger when they became big siblings. I'm sure the next few months are going to be an interesting ride. Just wanted to let you know you are not alone!

Mom to:

Three big girls  twins.gif (10) + joy.gif (almost 9!); 

One little boy ROTFLMAO.gif(6) and a full on toddler diaper.gif  (8/12) born with TAPVR heartbeat.gif (repaired at 6 days old).

Justmee is online now  
#3 of 3 Old 06-27-2012, 04:06 AM
ameliabedelia's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: where I am
Posts: 2,267
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

My youngest is also 4 (almost 4.5...born Feb '08) and I'm due late Sept.  He has definitely gotten more clingy and more physical...he always wants to be touching me, lying on me, right next to me, etc.  This will also be our biggest age gap.  My middle child was a few months past 3 when he was born and my oldest was a bit over 2 1/2 when my middle one was born...so they were a lot younger when the new baby came along.   I'm actually anticipating a bigger adjustment for him than for the others just because he is older.

Homeschooling mom to 4 joy.gif


My Home Remedies Website treehugger.gif

ameliabedelia is offline  

Quick Reply
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off