DS has been slowly getting more and more anxious when I leave him - even just to go in another room. He walks after me, and often hangs on my legs. I carry him around a lot. He was pretty clingy when he was an infant, but got more independent for about 4 months, and is now back to clingy. The problem is, that now I can't even take a shower without him standing in front of the glass door screaming the ENTIRE time I am taking a shower. The cries have been getting more and more frantic and today he did the whole stop breathing thing. I opened the door, took off his clothes and diaper and he took a shower with me. The problem is that I can't really clean myself well with one hand and he wouldn't let me put him down (I think partly because he was still upset about being left outside). I don't know what to do. I can't always take a shower when my husband is here and I can't take a shower one armed - it just doesn't work well. There are a couple options I have been thinking of, but let me know if you have any suggestions. Let him cry (even though it breaks my heart and he seems truly frantic by the end of my shower), open the door and put towels down and just let him crawl in and out of the shower with just his diaper on, or take a shower in our other bathroom that is a tub/shower where we usually give him baths and let him sit in the tub and play with toys while I take a shower. I worry about having him in the shower too often, though, because he gets pretty dry. I also don't want to create a habit because actually taking a shower is one of the only times when I am home that I get some "me time." I know it is a phase and he will grow out of it. I want to make it as harmless for both of us as possible, without making him more needy (I don't know if that is even possible ). Thanks in advance for any advice you have to give.