DS14 months used to be the most easy going baby ever. Wasn't fussy, didn't cry when DH or I left him or put him to bed, didn't cry when others held him, didn't whinge during the day (except the odd occasion where he was eg hungry. / tired etc. even then it wasn't bad at all.
I had this awesome routine down and life was good. Then at the beginning of the week it changed.
Every time I leave the room he cries. If DH picks him up he whinges. When I put him down for a sleep he cries when I leave the room. Actually screams and cries.
At first I thought he may be sick or teething, so I tried nurofen a few times, it didn't do much and he doesn't haves many 'sick signs' he had a bit of a runny nose (not bad though) and a little bit of congestion and it hasn't got worse or developed into coughing or anything.
I hate CC and CIO but I admit the past couple of days have been exhausting and I've had to let him cry for a few minutes while leaving the room.
Last night I resorted to rocking him to sleep but when he woke at 1am I brought him into bed with me which I only ever do in absolute emergencies where I'm just so exhausted.
Tonight I let him cry a little and now he's stopped and hopefully going to sleep.
I just needed a vent and some settling tips. I thought I had it all under control, except for now this separation anxiety - at least that's what I think it is?