DD is almost 4 months and is very clingy. She cries whenever I put her down. Yet when i hold her she is very happy. Plays laughs etc. she sleeps fine at night by herself in her bassinet but will not sleep during the day unless I hold her. I would live to just cuddle her all day, but with 4 children it just doesn't work. I have tried putting her in a sling but I find it hard to do my chores in as I can't really bend over. Any ideas of what I can do to encourage her to play on her own or let me leave her for short periods if time?
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30-07-2013 12:30 #1
4 month old is clingy
04-08-2013 15:17 #2Senior Member
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My 4 month old DS gets clingy when he's bored or tired so I give him a cuddle for 5-10min to get a "fix" then I put him in his high chair. that way he can see me and be near me (I take the high chair to the kitchen or lounge room depending on what I'm doing). He likes to be up high sometimes where the action is! Sometimes I can put him in the walker too so he's sitting upright. My DS doesn't like lying down for long (on playmat, etc) when he's awake - I guess he does enough of that when he's sleeping?!
24-08-2013 21:56 #3
My daughter is only clingy when tired, I think maybe that's the cause. Hope you can sort out a way she will sleep by herself.
25-08-2013 05:53 #4
Buy a woven wrap and learn how to back carry, that way bub is on your back out of the way and you can get your chores done
26-08-2013 00:37 #5
You can back carry from birth if you are confident enough. If you have a look on YouTube there's some fantastic demonstrations on how to do it. The Santa toss to get bub up on your back. And the 'secured high back carry' is the name of the carry I prefer when bub is super little. I've been back carrying since 11 weeks old but a lot of my friends in my local bw group back carry from birth
02-10-2013 22:15 #6
My DS is the same. It's exhausting.
03-10-2013 02:00 #7
Mine is the same when she is tired.
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