Normal or no?

My older brother has recently been sentenced for three years in jail, I just recently found out. His son, who is two has started living with us, because his fiancee is "mentally unfit" to take care of a child since she suffers with some sort of mental disease.
My brother's little boy has been attached to my daughter for almost two days now, he refuses to be held by anyone else, feed, talked to, slept with..anything. Just Bailey. Is that normal behavior for a child??

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    02/07/14
    Yes, most children are partial to one parent over the other. My friends son only lets his mommy hold him and everything else. He also has separation anxiety.
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      02/07/14
      How old is Bailey? And I don't know that it's "normal", but I don't think that he's in normal circumstances... I think that he's probably grasping onto whatever feels safest to him or someone that he connects with.. How old is she? Teenager or young?

      I would say, let him do what feels good to him right now, for a few days more anyway.. His world was just totally ROCKED.. let him feels safe. Have Bailey show YOU extra warmth and love and sit next to them and lay with them and play with them so that HE sees HER trusting YOU.. then he will make his way..

      SO sorry for that. Feel badly for that little guy, but he was one lucky little dude if he has you to live with now and it shows that you're concerned and love him.. Hang in there.. must be hard for you too!! Keep us posted..
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      02/07/14
      Bailey just turned 18 yesterday. She's never met my brother or his kids. I just recently found out he had a kid.
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      02/08/14
      I'm certain that Bailey either reminds him of someone he loves or just has a presence that he likes.
      Which is good but in the same Bailey is 18 and prob doesn't want a child so clingy. That's a lot of pressure for an 18 year old.
      I would just try to be a part of him all the time. See if he will come to you and read books or nap or eat and hopefully he will break free a bit once he settles in.
      You're keeping him indefinitely?? Court ordered?

      I agree w taking him to pediatrician for sure no matter what. It's clear he's been through more than you know or he can understand.
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      02/08/14
      For right now, I have temporary custody, I will be attending court within the next few weeks to see if I will get full custody.

      He still refuses to have me do anything with him, Bailey was at a Winter Guard competition today and he was super fussy and when she got home he immediately went to her. She doesn't seem to mind, but she can't sleep with him keeping her awake.
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