DD has, up until recently, been very friendly with no anxiety about being away from me or DH. What we think is separation anxiety started when I took her to CA with me for two weeks right after her birthday. While there, she would not go to anyone but me or SIL at times and didn't sleep well unless she was in the bed with us. Once we got her home, the sleep issues ended and she was back to sleeping 12 hours at night in her crib.
What has gotten worse is the screaming when I leave. She is fine with ILs, at their house or ours and was fine with a friend who watched her at her house for a few hours, but at MDO, church nursery and kid's club at the gym, she screams bloody murder when I leave her. I've been called back at the gym twice now after 20 minutes of her crying and the last two days at MDO she has been crying most of the day. Sunday she screamed when we dropped her off at the church nursery (which she has never done) but when we picked her up they said she was fine until other parents started coming to pick up their kids.
She is also teething hard core. She's gotten four new teeth over the last month and her molars are coming in too. So I don't know if it is a combination of teething and anxiety or what.
So, any advice on how to make this a little easier on her (and her caregivers at MDO, church nursery and kid's club)? I know some say to minimize separation during this phase and others say to stay the course and they'll outgrow it. I feel guilty though. I feel like I'm sending her off to be miserable so I can work out or run errands.
And if your kid experienced this, how long before they outgrew it? We're so not used to this as she as always been so easy going and friendly. Any advice, tips, suggestions?