Separation anxiety is when children fear being parted from their parents or their carers. This can start at 9 months of age and peaks at 14 to 18 months. It usually goes away by early childhood. Separation anxiety is a normal part of development and there’s nothing to be concerned about. Although, it can be more heartbreaking for the parents than it is for the little ones! There are a few things that you can do to help your child if they are suffering from separation anxiety.
Whilst I write this, I am attempting to put my 11 month old to sleep, in her cot. Lately, she’s been real difficult with sleeping on her own. She won’t nap when she’s due to and she won’t nap unless she’s in our bed, and we have to sleep with her too. My daughter use to sleep within 10 minutes of being put down for sleep time and will stay asleep for ages! I fear that my daughter is becoming a brat! Continue reading “My Daughter is Becoming a Brat at 11 months!”