My DS is 15 months old tomorrow and his seperation anxiety is out of control.
He normally would be happy to play alone, will easily be left with family members for an hour or two, went to bed awake and slept 7-7.
He started daycare last week (Mon and Wed) and he also went today. He was supposed to go last friday and this monday too but he got gastro last thursday (which could also be the cause of my problems).
Since starting he will NOT leave me alone. He wants to be attached to me all the time, will sit on me for hours on end which is not like him at all, he doesn't even want to go to his dad, he just wants me. Since saturday he has cried at bed time, increasingly more time until he went to sleep... tonight he was crying/screaming for an hour and I eventually had to sit with him for 10 minutes just holding him until he went to sleep. He is not sleeping through either anymore, he wakes up over night and now around 5-6 and won't go back to sleep unless I bring him to my bed.
I'm at my wits end! I am a uni student and he needs to go to care twice a week (1 half day, 1 full day). I don't know what to do.. when I drop him off at care he gets SO worked up and he sooks on and off the entire day and also won't eat anything there.
Will he adapt? I am ruining him? I don't know what to do... he isn't himself this past week or so, I'm not sure if it's from being sick or him just getting used to the new arrangements or if he just HATES day care and I should pull him out? Help