My DS is almost 27mo. Also have a 6mo. We AP, partially bed share & try to use GD - just a little background.
He is so clingy with his mama. It is over the top at times & is starting to worry me & drive me crazy at the same time. I dont even know how to fully explain it. I always give him as much affection as he wants thinking as he ages there may come a day he wont want hugs from me
All day long it is constant 'Mama huggies' - gripping my leg almost pulling me down. He is terrible with strangers - very shy. Quite anti social actually if its not immediate family. Any new situation I have to hold him. He gets scared a lot especially if it is something he never saw/heard/experienced before. is any of this normal?
Today we made the rounds for halloween visiting family. At our last stop he displayed such horrible behavior. We were at my SILs. They are people that he knows well - they watch him e/o week for me for a few hrs. He didnt want to leave the room I was in except for a few min & then came running in 'mama hugga'. he was in tears more than once bec he was without me & completely freaked when my SIL & BIL changed him into his PJs while I was 5 ft away BF my DD. He kept screaming Mama. DH took him to the car to leave & DS meltd down even with DH until I made my way out.
I am tired of people commenting on him being a mamas boy, too attached, not able to play with other kids, etc...
How much of it is normal if any of it at all? How can I get him to be more independent or even be OK with me in the same room without needing to be physically attached to me?
I started him in a music class one day a week. He just sits in my lap almost frozen & barely participates.
It has been 3 classes now & there are only 2 other younger kids in it.
I have taken him to mommy & me type gym classes & he is glued to me at first & then plays on his own not wanting a thing to do with other kids or group activities. I am going to keep doing this weekly & hope it gets better.