8 Tips to Curb Mommy itis (and Get a Moment to Yourself)

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8 Tips to Curb Mommy itis (and Get a Moment to Yourself)

I have two toddlers, a three-year-old and an almost two-year-old. I am also pregnant. Many of you have been there. I wish I were the kind of woman who loved being pregnant. But I don’t. I love kids, and want to have more of them. Unfortunately this means I have to be pregnant for 9 months, much to my chagrin.

My sweet, independent toddler now requires ‘mommy’ when he is sad, or tired, or hurt and is difficult to sooth by anybody else

My almost two-year-old started this about a month ago. My sweet, independent toddler now requires ‘mommy’ when he is sad, or tired, or hurt and is difficult to sooth by anybody else. He cries for me if I am around and begs to be picked up. He has no separation anxiety and no stranger anxiety at all. But when he knows I’m around, I am his choice, 100 per cent of the time. My shoulders are feeling it. My thumbs are feeling it. He isn’t a small boy.

When he knows I’m around, I am his choice, 100 per cent of the time

This is of course a completely normal stage of toddler development. And I have to admit that I love the cuddles and adoration I receive from him. But it is tiring. Sometimes after a long day of work I would appreciate him calling for daddy.

So what works? How do we tame this annoying behaviour? Here are a few tips: Read the full article here.

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Dina M. Kulik, MD, FRCPC, PEM

About Dina M. Kulik, MD, FRCPC, PEM

Dina is a wife, mother of 4, and adrenaline junky. She loves to share children’s health information from her professional and personal experience. More About Dr Dina.

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