For a while my 1 Year old son has been a bit of a "Daddys Boy" and we have had a similar experience to this question:
However its gotten worse lately:
- He cries with his mum (for long periods) while I am at work
- Doesn't like me to put him down (he cries and clings onto my shirt/clothes)
- Much worse at eating his food (even when I feed him).
With the food sometimes the only thing that works is to put food in front of him and "ignore" him, he cries for a bit and then starts to eat when he figures we aren't looking (I hate doing this but its better then him not eating). As a weird coincidence, when I make the food (as apposed to his mum) he seems to prefer but I can't imagine he notices ..I think this is just a false correlation we are spotting
Whenever we ask a healthcare professional, the answer is "babies cry" but I am worried my wife can't take much more of this constant lack of affection + crying.
Are these symptoms of separation anxiety? Or is it a teething phase (which partly explains the food). Or a mixture of both.
Does anyone have any advice for this situation?