Practicing healthy goodbyes can help ease separation anxiety, which normally begins between 8-10 months and can reappear frequently throughout childhood.
Here are key tips to offer families:
- Avoid sneaking out. Parents should give a quick and upbeat goodbye.
- Stay calm. If parents appear upset, chances are that the baby will be too.
- Remind their baby that they will come back, and let them know that whomever they are staying with cares for them very much.