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

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Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Pediatrics - Psychiatry

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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