26/09/2014 at 19:01
26/09/2014 at 21:09
01/10/2014 at 14:46
Hiya! You know, I wouldn't worry. I agree its normal, each child is different and at this young age things are never permanent. My son was the same and now I miss his cuddles as he is all for his daddy (32months old). So, enjoy the present and don't worry about 'spoiling' her, that become a concern later. You sound like you're doing all you can by encouraging social interaction. If she doesn't like it there's nothing to worry about. I would also echo what tink89 has said; babies are by nature supposed to be 'attached' to their mothers it's designed by nature. She may not be a wallaby but her emotional and physical needs are similar. You know best and don't doubt yourself, hun. I'm not sure if I'd like strangers coming up to me and holding my hand, lol. She is only little and perhaps she's extra sensitive (is a good thing but can have draw backs). I know this as I'm a sensitive person & my mum said I needed her around a lot as a baby then didn't and at certain times later I did. In answer to "how long does it last?" He became less Mummy dependent at about 6months old but still cried for me if he felt unwell or scared...it's what is normal for the child. You keep doing as you feel is right as her mummy you do know best x
01/10/2014 at 16:56
My mum said shes too attached to me as im with her 24/7 x
Attachment is actually a good thing. You want secure attachment in the baby so that she knows she has a secure base to explore the world. It's normal to have stranger anxiety at this age. She's only four months old. Give her some time.
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