You were all so helpful when I last wrote that I thought I would write again and 'reach out'! as another mummy put it. My little girl is 19 months now and although we are definitely having some better nights she still wakes a lot. I generally go and sleep with her if she is having a night where she wakes a lot, otherwise I settle her with a pat and soothing words and go back to my bed until the next wake...
She is generally a very happy, funny and bright little girl but is really very shy with other children, mainly her peers. even the very gentle ones she seems to shy away from and is very clingy with me a lot of the time. She is noticeable more clingy than the other babes I know. Some are a few months older, months that can obviously make a big difference, but I worry that because I have to stay with her when she goes to sleep that it is affecting her general confidence.
I know she is still very young and all the babes have very different personalities but I was wondering if other parents had very shy, clingy babes and whether they were co-sleepers or stayed with them when they went to sleep?
She does have a much older sibling (my step-daughter) who is 18 and we have a pretty busy household with family and friends and teenagers coming ang going, which she seems to love! its just when we go to playgroups or meet with other mums and babes that she gets very clingy and wont leave my side.
I am sure it is jus her personality and that she come out of her shell when she is good and ready but I would be interested in others thoughts.
Thanks again X