My Baby – Week 28

It may seem like your little one is now getting into anything and everything. Crawling, scooting, rolling… it doesn’t matter how. If he sees something he wants, he will find a way to get it! This is the time when your baby-proofing will be put to the test!

Feel free to encourage her new desire to move, but don’t worry about pushing her too much. Children develop their motor skills at very different paces. Before you know it, she will be moving so much you’ll be wondering how to get her to stay still!

Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety is a part of childhood. Teary goodbyes and tantrums are things many parents are used to experiencing when they try to leave their child with someone else. If your child has begun to develop these behaviors, remember that it is a normal part of childhood development.

Understanding what your child is going through is a key part of being able to cope with it. It can be especially hard for some parents because it may seem like one day you could leave your child with a caregiver with no problems, and the next they are screaming every time you try to leave. So what’s going on?

Between four and seven months, your child will develop what psychologists refer to as “object permanence.” Object permanence is an understanding that people and things exist, even when they are out of sight. At this age, however, your child may not have a concept of this. So, at the same time he has come to an understanding that there is one you, he doesn’t yet have an understanding of if and when you will return when you leave. Not surprisingly then, he will do everything he can to keep you from leaving, namely by kicking and screaming.

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  1. Avatar of Wiley Wiley says:

    My 3 year old boy never had any separation anxiety, even his 1st day of school he ignored me once I got him to his classroom door. He only wanted to meet the other kids. He’s extremely independent and I think most kids want and will be if given the chance. I think many times kids pick up on their parents’ anxiety and reciprocate. My 6 month old daughter is also very happy and content to play on her own when we leave the room. The only time she complains is when it’s time for her to eat or past time for a nap..but if left alone a while longer, she will fall asleep on the floor. :-P She’s quite mobile now, crawling everywhere and loves to push and toss a ball around as it will entertain her for a long time. She sits up on her own but she isn’t walking yet. She’s a very tall, hefty baby though. LOL.

  2. Avatar of Cassie Cassie says:

    My little girl refuses to crawl? Any tipss on this on here? She loves standing and having me help her walk around but crawling seems like she will never do it.

    • Avatar of Shiloh JohnsonEditor Shiloh Johnson says:

      Hi Cassie! Honestly, I wouldn’t worry too much about it. Every baby is different, even though we talk in general terms of development. According to my mother, my oldest brother never crawled. He simply went from sitting to standing and walking! It happens. I’ve actually heard more stories like that from other mommy friends. As long as she’s gaining weight, hitting other milestones, and your doctor is not concerned, I wouldn’t be either :-) Enjoy your little girl!!

  3. Avatar of Diane Diane says:

    My little boy is six months old and he loves to ‘shove off’ and push himself backwards on his back. He likes to practice standing and bouncing and if I leave the room for more than a few minutes he will cry. Separation anxiety? Yes. Can’t really blame the little guy.

  4. Avatar of Angel Angel says:

    My son started crawling at 5 months old. Now he’s standing up and walking along side everything. We are so proud of him and having a blast chasing him around! =) As for separation anxiety, he doesn’t have it so far. Me and my husband have been working full time since he was about 3 months old though so I think he’s just used to it. It still kills me every time we drop him off though haha

  5. Avatar of EbyMom EbyMom says:

    My daughter is sitting on her own and grabs everything that her hands could reach. She took her six mths shots yesterday and it wasn’t funny at all for her.she is trying to master faces but cries when am not around.

  6. Avatar of emily emily says:

    My dauaghter will call out mama when I leave the room til I come back. She also is trying to crawl but scoots and rolls her self to get what she wants. Also if you stand her up and let lean against something she will stand almost on her own. She doesnt sit up well yet but is almost there. :)

  7. Avatar of Jewels Jewels says:

    It’s defiantly time to start child proofing everything…My grand baby is into everything , if he sees it he’s going for it !!

  8. My son has had the seperation anxiety for a while now but as for the crawling he really wants to by pass that and stand up. He was a preemie and still not quite sitting up completely by himself but standing up…yeah he wants to do it badly…I really don’t know if his brain knows what to do but his body can’t do it yet so I’m hoping by next week he’s at least sitting up better….

  9. Avatar of Pamila Pamila says:

    My baby is only 6 months old and she is so a very happiest baby..me and my husband are so blessed to have a happy and healthy baby.she is so funny because every time i have food in my hand she start look at me and my food while her mouth is start opening…haha…funny baby….

  10. Avatar of erica erica says:

    Sophia is def going thru the separation anxiety…bc she won’t even let me leave her w/ her Daddy so I can go to the store…she pitches a huge fit on him:(

  11. Avatar of TazzyVa2001 TazzyVa2001 says:

    My daughter has been crawling since she was 5 months old! She’s already pulling herself up and walking along the couch while holding on! Yesterday she stood up without holding onto anything, she’s going too fast, I want her to slow down! And EVERYTHING goes into her mouth, we’ve had to pull everything off of the side and coffee tables.

  12. Avatar of lawmaria lawmaria says:

    i hate leaving my baby boy. i miss him so much.

  13. Avatar of lawmaria lawmaria says:

    my 6 month old is so funny he likes to pull himself up and jumps and grabs everything. i love it. he will be crawling in the next few weeks im sure.

  14. Avatar of Angela Angela says:

    My daughter is now a crazy baby! Tries to grab everything… the only way she stays still is if i sit her on the ground for some reason she refuses to crawl on the floor.

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