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Phase Vs Emerging Personality?

Discussion in 'Parenting' started by Ange_mmm, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. Sorry if you have already thought of this but have you checked his molars? My friends 14 month old has been struggling with theirs coming through and has been unhappy for a little while.
     
  2. His bottom gums are a bit swollen at the back, but nothing is coming through.
     
  3. If it makes you feel any better mine has been doing the same for the last few weeks and he's nearly 15 months! I think it's a combination of teething, being more aware of his surroundings and being ****** off at only being able to say 'dada', 'hiya' and 'cho cho'!
     
  4. Oooh, I didn't think TES would let us say '******'!
     
  5. Sounds exactly like my little fella! He is almost 13 months and is very clingy at the minute. He wants my attention all the time, which can be frustrating when I'm trying to get things done around the house. I show him plenty of love and affection most of the time, but can't do this every minute of the day.
     
  6. The molars take a hell of a long time to come through- and I imagine they really bloody hurt! My Lo has cut a top one but at the bottom has had the sore, red lumps with white showing for aaaaages and we can tell she suffers often with them! It may also be that he is becoming more aware of his surroundings- a sort of separation anxiety? I'm sure that's not jsut limited to 8/9 months.
     
  7. Thanks for the replies. Glad I'm not the only one with a LO going through this. I'm tempted to agree with Biodust about frustration; LO isn't walking yet and must be getting bored with bum- shuffling or cruising.
    We never had any problems at 8/9 months with separation anxiety, perhaps this is it now!
     
  8. I wonder if the clinginess is anything to do with being at an age where they really enjoy company and socialising, to the point where the company of familiar faces (ie. you) disappears, they get really upset? My daughter went through a phase like that - exceptionally clingy - and she seems to have come out the other side. Saying that, she has a meltdown when her grandmother leaves after the weekly visit...
     
  9. Mrs Music

    Mrs Music New commenter

    Sounds like our little girl when my sister leaves after looking after her once a week while I'm at work. She hardly lets her get out the door, clinging to her leg, sobbing, pushing me away "Mummy, no!" when I go to her!

    Likewise she went through a really clingy phase around 13/14 months, but seems to be out of it now. It was very weird as she was never clingy from the start.
     

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