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    Hi all. I’ve got a 13mo daughter. And she is SO CLINGY. If I even put her down for a second she starts to scream.

    If I sit down with her it’s like she’s literally trying to crawl inside my chest lol. If I hand her to anyone else she starts to scream (even DH which hurts his feelings a bit!).

    I have to admit most of the time I’ll indulge her and pick her up because I always wanted her to know she could come to me for a cuddle. But maybe this is the wrong approach?

    She usually gets over the screaming after a minute or two if I’m leaving her at daycare or with a grandparent. But if she knows I’m around, she will scream bloody murder till she’s back in my arms or lap.

    It’s nice to be needed but I have to admit by the end of each day I’m a bit drained.

    Is this normal?

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    Yes! Separation anxiety peaks a couple of times between 1 and 2 or so.

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    This happened for kiddo between 2 and 3, at my parents suggestion, I let them take him when he was clinging to me a few times, I ignored his screaming and crying, usually he was fine with them inside 5 mins of being put in their car.

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    This has been our life too for a good couple of months I'm hoping it's just a phase!

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    Thanks everyone sounds like this is normal! That makes it so much easier to tolerate haha. Will just have to get used to being yelled at whenever I want a moment to myself

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