Does Your Baby Have Separation Anxiety?

Should I let other people hold my baby?

At barely fourteen weeks, Fuzzball is already having issues with others holding him. I thought the separation anxiety started much later. At least, it did for our other son. He could be passed around and around without issue for almost a year. In fact, he slept on other people for hours.

Last night, I was in my friend's kitchen and offered to help make dinner if someone would hold the baby. Another friend was there and she offered, as most people do. Who can resist the super-squooshy deliciousness that is Fuzzball? I passed him off and tried to inspire a smile. He looked at me with this strange, curious look, as if to say: "How can you be over there? You're holding…wait a second…"

The look changed to a sort of panicked expression. Then, the lower lip came out…followed by the scrunched up face…and then the wail.

Head to Baby's First Year to find out what Katie thinks she did wrong and join the conversation. Does your baby have separation anxiety? Do you let other people hold him?


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