Believe it or not, this is a positive sign of a baby’s healthy development
• It generally begins between 6-18 mos. At this time your child realizes you leave but does not understand that you are coming back.
• It may last several weeks or even months until your child realizes you are not abandoning them.
• Your baby’s overwhelming desire to be close to you serves a crucial purpose. Experts agree that this behavior is based on your child’s ability to form personal relationships throughout their lifetime
“You don’t have to be tethered to your infant until he/she gives you permission to go.” - PhD Lela Beckwith, Prof. Of Pediatrics at Univ. Of California
Let your child know that it’s ok to feel nervous. Be honest and let them know where you are going and that you will return.