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How to Prevent Separation Anxiety in Babies

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. Your husband might also have to go to work away from home and so he can’t be there for baby either. 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.

If you child experiences separation anxiety, here are some tips that you can do to help them overcome it.

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. The problem can be handled if he is left with a relative or a friend. If the babysitter is a stranger to the baby, then don’t leave him with the sitter. To solve this problem, introduce your baby to the sitter when you are and your husband are at home. In this way, the babysitter will no longer be a stranger to your baby.

Another way is to leave something that comforts your baby. You can leave him his blanket or a t-shirt with their scent on it. You baby can be comforted with his favorite soft toy. Baby’s wrapped in baby muslin wraps get relaxed the moment they are wrapped. The item you leave behind can be used by the baby sitter to comfort your baby. Placing it beside them in their cot will help them sleep quicker.

If you are going to leave them in another home, get them time to adjust and be comfortable in the place. 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.

Separation anxiety can take time before a baby can overcome it. Don’t forget to try the tips given above so that when you leave your baby with a sitter or with a friend or family, you will feel a lot more relaxed when you go out of the house to work.