My eight month old is extremely clingy. This has only happened in the last couple weeks, and she is teething. She insists on being held at all times. Like right now she is on a blanket at my feet while I'm typing, just screaming and crying. I'm trying distracting, like giving her a new toy, but she just keeps on screaming and pulling at my pants. If I walk to the kitchen, about 5 feet away, and in pure sight of her, she "crawls" (army crawl) herself to the kitchen crying and screaming the whole way, and then pulling on my pants. I just picked her up, and like always as soon as I picked her up she stopped crying, and started smiling and trying to either get the computer keyboard (like now), or just mauling me and she's perfectly calm and giggling. She's ok if someone else picks her up, most of the time, if she knows them, but after a few minutes and they lose their novelty, she turns back to me and starts crying. Usually she puts herself to sleep for naps, she just finds a corner of her blankie, lays facedown and falls asleep right there on the floor, and she still does that sometimes, but more and more this week, she only falls asleep if I hold her. Another example-she's ok if we are both on the floor together, (me sitting cross legged), as long as I hold her or hold her up in a standing position, she refuses to just play on the floor beside me, even with me playing with her. She will just cry and climb up me. So you can see how unless I wear her (which she's not crazy about, nor am I much good at), I can't get anything done...(I even have to hold her while I potty!) she even screams when I lay her down to change her diaper!
Sorry this is so long, but it's just escalated to a point where my partner and my mother think she's turning spoiled, but to me, she is teething (so scared of teething), not breastfed, and even though it's getting excessive, she just needs that comfort. What do you think? Any suggestions? Anyone else's little one like this?
Thanks in advance!