Anyone dealing with this? I'm not quite sure what to do. I've never been one to let Asia cry. She's always been somewhat of a high maitenance baby.. But a couple weeks ago it got much more intense, she is at the point where she literally does not want to play with toys on the floor at all during the day, she won't do anything on her own. She is not happy unless she is being held, and if she isn't, she is crying. I hold her allll the time but I continue to get people telling me I need to let her fuss a little bit on the floor. People tell me how she is isn't normal, like it's an extreme case of separation anxiety. Obviously me leaving the room or even going to the other side of the room is out of the question, I bring her everywhere.
Let me just say, I don't mind holding her. I rock her to sleep for all her naps and she co-sleeps at night. I am just wondering if other babies get the separation anxiety this bad and if they grow out of it, and how you mama's deal with it. A lot of people in my real life are not about the AP way of parenting and constantly make me feel like I am going to mess Asia up/make her co-dependent from holding her so much. It's really confusing and frustrating!
I'm a first time mom. I don't know what I'm doing. Advice, please!!
Happy mama to Asia born 07/15