Posted in Behavior, Toddlers

18 months super clingy

Our little girl is 18 months and just in the last week has been SO CLINGY. She wants me to hold her all the time, despite being a great walker (and recently figuring out running). She wants cuddles ALL the time, and won’t go to bed unless I hold her first. The trouble is I’m 7 months pregnant and struggling to carry her around this much. Is it just a phase or behavior I’ll need to wean her from? She normally is quite independent and even vocally asks for things or firmly answers yes/no when given the option. 🤷🏻‍♀️

  • Anonymous
    Nov 05

    Yep definitely a phase! Just give as much love as you can! We went through this right before and right after we went on a family vacation, lasted probably a month total. I thought I was gonna die bc I’m pregnant too and I was like boy I cannot be doin this! His teachers at daycare said it might be the pregnancy? But I think it’s the vacation lol who knows.... but this shall pass

  • anonymous mom
    Nov 06

    It’s either a phase or maybe teething. Also she may be sensing a change coming with her little sibling close to making their arrival. It will pass though, whatever it is!! :)

  • Chelsa
    Nov 06

    My 22 month old just started doing this not too long ago, too. Especially when other people are around and he wants all my attention. I remember our oldest doing the same thing around this time, also. It’ll pass! Congratulations!

  • Jess
    Nov 08

    My son was doing the exact same thing around the 18 month mark! It's a phase for sure. He wouldn't even let his dad console him when upset. Had to be me for everything. Super clingy and lots of separation anxiety. Lasted about 3 weeks, the just stopped🤷🏼‍♀️ Just be patient, reassuring, and loving. That's all you can do.