Dealing with a screaming baby as you attempt to exit the house can be both heartbreaking and frustrating. Young children often suffer from separation anxiety and struggle to adjust to their parents leaving them alone or in the care of a nanny or babysitter. The result of this is often lots of tears.
Luckily, there are proven ways to ease your little one’s separation anxiety and one key way that is backed by science is with the help of a safe warm blanket or stuffed animal.
Separation anxiety is generally connected to a fear of losing something or someone or being in an unfamiliar space (away from home, for example). Stuffed animals have proven time and time again to be very effective in calming down children and reducing their anxiety.