I definitely get more upset about leaving DS then he does about leaving me. He is 2.5 years old now but it has always been like this. I would MUCH rather this than the reverse! I take it as a sign that he is comfortable with whoever is caring for him and fully trusts that I'll come back.
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02-06-2013 12:58 #13
I've found that my DS has stages of this. At around the same age he wouldn't care that I left and I'd have to carry him kicking and screaming to come home after daycare. A couple months ago he became very clingy. Id have to sneak out when getting him to daycare and he'd want to go to te car as soon as I picked him up.
02-06-2013 15:37 #14
My dd is similar. She showed almost no separation anxiety at all til 16 months and I thought it was great as it made going out (eg. to work) much less stressful than leaving a screaming distressed child. Then at around 16 months she started getting clingy every now and again. Mostly she won't scream when I leave her, but if she's in an unfamiliar situation she will stay close to me. 18 months is a long way from 13 months. Don't worry you might get 5 minutes of separation anxiety at some point
02-06-2013 15:55 #15
Sounds great! Except for at night I think jasper could have just gone home with any random family at the park he wouldn't have cared. Just at night he'd probably have wanted booby (when he was 13 months that is) his first day of daycare (at 2.5) when I said bye he started crying and grabbed the table, I explained to him, no you're staying here, I'm going. He kissed me goodbye and that was that.
Though now I have a koala bear baby (she's 15 months) she freaks out if daddy so much as takes her downstairs while I'm in bed. :-/
So I don't think it necessary reflects anything as far as secure attachment/ loving you or that a clingy baby is more attached or has an insecure attachment. I think it's just personality.
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