It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Infant Care (up to 18 months old) Message Board

Seperation anxiety, will my 15 month old forget me?

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-20-2009, 02:19 AM   #1
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: paris,france
Posts: 346
Gioparis HB User
Seperation anxiety, will my 15 month old forget me?

So, My husband and I are going away for nearly 3 weeks, leaving my child with my mother. Its the first time we leave her, except once when she was 3 months old, and she was so young then, I wasnt worried. But now since she clearly knows me...will she forget me? will she be angry I left her?..she loves my mother, so im leaving her in good hands..but besides me worrying about her every second, will she be happy to see me when im back?

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 05-22-2009, 09:46 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,515
WhiskersOnKittens HB User
Re: Seperation anxiety, will my 15 month old forget me?

Some toddlers have really bad seperation anxiety. I mean, if mommy leaves, they'll scream and scream for hours. And then others couldn't be bothered by the fact that their mothers have left them (for the time being), because they're too busy doing other things, or socializing with their baby sitter to notice. Where does your baby fit into this spectrum?
I'm sure she won't be angry with you, so don't worry about it. And I'm sure she'll be very happy to see you again, although don't be suprised if she plays shy at first.
It really just depends on the baby--some are very easy going, and hardly give mommy a second thought, and some find it harder to be away. Either way, she'll be ok--I'm sure you'll find it harder than she will.

Married my best friend - July 06'
Mommy to Liam Carter - May 07'
Lost our little angel - m/c January 08'
Our newest bundle, Brody Anderson! - February 09'

Old 05-22-2009, 11:30 PM   #3
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 713
marisuela HB Usermarisuela HB Usermarisuela HB Usermarisuela HB Usermarisuela HB Usermarisuela HB Usermarisuela HB Usermarisuela HB Usermarisuela HB User
Re: Seperation anxiety, will my 15 month old forget me?

What are you leaving for? Is it possible to talk to your daughter via w e b cam? My husband is deployed right now and we each have a laptop with a w e b cam (they're very affordable these days!), and we talk almost every single day on it. I put the baby (10 months old) in front of it all the time and you can tell that she really recognizes her Daddy there! She gets all excited and makes her "Daddy" face. I'm hoping this will help ease his transition back into her life when he gets home. It worked with our other two last time he deployed, but they were 2 and 4 years old, so it was easier.....

Anyway, if you can w e b cam with her, it might help.....

Last edited by marisuela; 05-22-2009 at 11:31 PM.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Seperation anxiety in kids Forensicmom Anxiety 1 10-04-2008 04:19 PM
Dealing with Anxiety temmu Anxiety Tips 0 08-31-2007 12:39 PM
Seperation Anxiety in 10 1/2 year old Kolby Children's Health 1 09-06-2006 09:12 PM
Seperation Anxiety? (s)aint Anxiety 3 07-29-2006 02:50 PM
Big Seperation Dilemma babygirl224 Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 5 04-01-2006 07:09 AM
Seperation anxiety...mine not do you deal Karen62705 Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 7 09-27-2005 02:13 PM
Seperation anxiety for "parent"!! Soulcatcher Anxiety 2 08-04-2005 11:13 AM
Anyone else have issues with people not taking your anxiety seriously? mjewell Anxiety 9 04-16-2005 09:36 AM
Seperation anxiety lifeiswonderful Anxiety 2 03-05-2003 01:32 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:43 PM.

Site owned and operated by™
© 1998-2018™ All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!