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How to Deal with Babies and Separation Anxiety

After giving birth and taking time out from your regular job, you will need to go back to it sooner or later. Your mother, friends, or relatives can be the ones to watch your baby while you are away at work. Taking care of baby cannot be done by your husband either if he also has to go to work. Thanks to our friends and relatives, we can always rely on them to help us in this need. Good for you, someone is willing to take your role, but what about your baby? He can suffer separation anxiety when you leave him with someone Else.

Below are some of the ways parents can help their children avoid separation anxiety.

Don’t leave your baby to someone who is a stranger to him. His anxiety can be reduced if the person taking care of him is someone familiar. Leaving him to a relative or a friend might solve the problem. If the babysitter is a stranger to the baby, then don’t leave him with the sitter. This can be solved by letting the babysitter visit when you and your husband are both home. In this way, the babysitter will no longer be a stranger to your baby.

Separation anxiety can be lessened if you leave something that helps comfort the baby. A blanker or a t-shirt with his scent can be a source of comfort. You baby can be comforted with his favorite soft toy. Wrap the baby in baby muslin wraps which can help them relax once they are wrapped. Leave this items to the babysitter so she can use them to comfort your baby when necessary. Placing it beside them in their cot will help them sleep quicker.

Give the baby time to adjust and be comfortable in the place where you are going to leave them. It is best to stay for a few minutes to half an hour before you go out. With this, they will get to know the people who will be staying with them.

It will not do any good if you sneak away when the baby is not looking. It is important that you let your baby know that you are about to leave, then say good bye to make him know that you are already leaving. This will not make them get distressed when they finally realize that you are no longer there.

You need to be patient with your baby since separation anxiety does not disappear overnight and it might take awhile before your baby can overcome it. If you try these tips, then it can help you feel a lot more relaxed when the baby is left at home with someone else.