my 5 month old daughter doesn't leave me at all. she wants me to be in front of her all the time. At night she started Waking up crying as well... although she's not hungry n doesn't require diaper change. Dr. said she's got separation anxiety. as per Dr. advice I started ignoring her when she use to cry for no specific reason. but this has backfired on me. now she has started crying even for activities which she use to enjoy like massage n bathing. n again Dr has advised me to let her cry n sleep n not to put her to sleep. I need advice on this . as I dnt want my child to get the signal that crying is the only way to get things done.

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Updated on Jan 26, 2017

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Answer:
hi Nida , you may play with her and rather divert her with sounds , toys and by talking to her . It is important to give child pleasant feeling instead of making him cry and introduce stress for the child. the child deserves all the attention and love at such a tender age. Separation anxiety mostly develops at around 8 to 9 months of age so child shall cry for some reason and not just like that . Need to look at her comfort , try feeding her , try playing with and check diapers that she is not wet and soiled which may keep her uncomfortable and make her cry.

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