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separation anxiety

August this weekend has suddenly started to have separation anxiety. It is really starting to get to me. I am a SHAM so it's not when I am dropping them off at daycare or anything. I will just be going into the other room and he just starts to lose it!! At nap or bedtime it is the worst, because he starts freaking out so bad that he gets his brother going ( Although William just starts crying, because his brother is). Then neither one of them get any sleep. Unless we go for a drive some where. 

 

What do you do to help them get over this? TIA

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    janjagjanjag member

    oh, they are SO cute.... you mean those sweet little babies cry?  JK. :)

    can you nap them in separate rooms?  audrey has it kind of bad right now, but luckily she only loses it when i put shoes on.  even if we are all going out together, she freaks when she sees me w/shoes. 

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    I had this problem with DS. I couldn't even go upstairs to get shoes! I honestly just had to let him have his meltdown. He always worked through it and at times it was hard for me. I always told him I would be right back even if I was going into the other room for 2 seconds.

    For naps, DD just learned to sleep through it. It took 2 days maybe where she would toss and turn but it's crazy what they will sleep through when you let me.

    It depends what your parenting style is, but I just had to let him work through it and have his meltdown. By 3 weeks or so he figured out I was always coming back.

     

    GL!

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    Unfortunately no. We live in a one bedroom right now. We have been trying to find a place to move into since I was pregnant. However there just isn't anything in our price range right now that isn't a rat trap.
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    janjagjanjag member

    ah, the price of living in paradise!  

    can you give ds something that's just for sleep as a lovie?  audrey always has hers and i think it helps her at nap time.  she only gets to hold it in her crib, and right before/after nap, so it's a real comfort thing at sleep time. 

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    They both have a stuffed dog that stays in the crib. So they get him at naps and bedtime. Other wise they have a stuffed monkey that they get to play with during the day. 

    of course now that I posted about it He is not that bad today. Go figure.  

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