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How can I remedy my infant's nighttime separation anxiety?

How can I remedy my infant's nighttime separation anxiety?

It's You: It's really, probably your own anxiety, not your infant. How do you know your infant is anxious? Those are your feelings. Behavioral insomnia in infants is quite common and is perpetuated by attending to the infant each and every time they wake up at night. You should not sleep with your infant, he or she needs to be in another room. After 6 months, a full nights sleep will occur if you ignore. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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The separation anxiety phase with babies, how long does it usually last and how do we prevent or get rid of it?..

The separation anxiety phase with babies, how long does it usually last and how do we prevent or get rid of it?..

Normal stage : It is a normal stage in the development of a cild. By the age of 3 the child should begin to separate much easie . From your question it has probably started in your child bye fear of strangers usually begins about 9 months of age. This separation anxiety is normal so don't worry. All normal children go through it an come out of it being confident children. ...Read more

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My 13-month old baby is very clingy and has separation anxiety. Should I stop breastfeeding her gradually or abruptly?

My 13-month old baby is very clingy and has separation anxiety. Should I stop breastfeeding her gradually or abruptly?

Separation Anxiety: You are a Caring Mother! Let wise Person within you Reflect: • Age of Developing of Milestones of the baby-Sitting, Crawling, Standing, Walking • Reasons for baby being very clingy- upsetting experiences with father or other family members? • Decrease clinging by playing with the child, reading stories, and singing. • Gradually withdraw Breastfeeding. • Seeing Child Psychiatrist ...Read more

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My husband stole my 8m old from me for a month & now he show no emotion. It's not separation anxiety ...Someone said it just baby anxiety. What is it?

My husband stole my 8m old from me for a month & now he show no emotion. It's not separation anxiety ...Someone said it just baby anxiety.  What is it?

Possible trauma: Possibly your child is experiencing trauma. I would recommend he be seen by the pediatrician. Then and evaluation by a child psychiatrist or child psychologist maybe in order. ...Read more

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My 12 year old son is starting to have separation anxiety about going to a 3-week summer camp. Is this normal? What can I do?

My 12 year old son is starting to have separation anxiety about going to a 3-week summer camp. Is this normal? What can I do?

Normal: Your son's concerns are likely normal. Often camp is one of the first big events in which children are separated from parents for an extended time. Validate his feelings but also remind him of the fun activities he will be doing. You can also work with him to develop a plan for coping if he is missing home. If possible hide a small care package in his bag to remind him of home when he gets there. ...Read more

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My 4 yr old has separation anxiety disorder. After 2 weeks of illness she's back to daycare tomorrow. She's upset already. How can I help tomorrow am?

My 4 yr old has separation anxiety disorder. After 2 weeks of illness she's back to daycare tomorrow. She's upset already.  How can I help tomorrow am?

Reassurance: The best is to reassure her that there is nothing to worry and like any other day, you will always pick her up. You have to be firm but gentle. Let her know that she will be with her friends and teachers. Reassure her that you are just a phone call away. ...Read more

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How can I help my baby manage separation anxiety?

How can I help my baby manage separation anxiety?

Stay calm: Separation anxiety is a normal developmental milestone at 9-12 months that means your baby has " object permanence, " a mental representation of someone/something he can't see. Tell him you're leaving in a calm manner, saying, "i'll be back" and say, "i'm back" when you return. Practicing leaving for short periods helps him learn both the words and that he can trust your consistent return. ...Read more

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My baby has severe separation anxiety. I have nanny to help. What should she do?

My baby has severe separation anxiety. I have nanny to help. What should she do?

Be consistent: Separation anxiety is a normal phase of infant/child development. It may seem severe even if it's pretty normal, esp if baby is loud &intense &/or you are highly sensitive to crying.Be reassuring & go! the child needs to learn to trust you & nanny, trust you'll come back & know that he'll be well taken care of while you are away. Give your baby that experience, & the sep anxiety will soon lessen. ...Read more

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My 4 yr old started prek, having severe separation anxiety/crying a lot. Anything we can do or just part of growing up?

My 4 yr old started prek, having severe separation anxiety/crying a lot.  Anything we can do or just part of growing up?

Separation anxiety: Best approach is to take him to front door of school, have teacher come out to take him in, and comment that you will pick him up after school for a treat. Once he is inside with other kids, he should be fine. Ofcourse, you have to tolerate separating from him. After a while, it gets better. ...Read more

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Have you ever heard of a 17 year old girl suffering from "separation anxiety disorder"?

Yes, it can: Happen - it is not exclusive to 5 year old kids starting kindergarten or really tiny children. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more


Dr. Stefania Lima
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Separation Anxiety (Definition)

This is described as when an infant or small child has difficulty separating from their parent. They might exhibit this by crying uncontrollably, tantrums, etc until being picked up. Just reassurance is all the infant/child needs to know parent ...Read more