My daughter is getting redy to be 17 months. I stay home with her so she is use to being with me all day! Bt my hubby does care for her Lit at night while I am running my oldest to sports. If we are at home, she has to be in sight of me and most of the time wants to cling to my leg. I can't get anything done with her attached to my leg. But the weird thing is thAt I go to the gym and can leave her In the nursery and she is just fine. She blows me a kiss goodbye and she is fine. So why would she be ok with that but has to be clinched to my leg at home???
Could it be that she does this from habit or as a comfort item- like a blankie or stuffed animal, only it's your leg? I wonder if it would help to remove her and hand her a stuffed animal or little blanket so you can walk around. :)
My dd is kind of like that right now only she's almost 5!!! I drop her off a school and she is fine but the minute we are home (all of us) she's all up in my business! Constantly kissing me and hugging me, which is great but sometimes very awkward (like when I'm going pee! lol). I honestly think it's a competition thing with dh and when he's not here it's attention and time that she wants from me. And that's ok but sometimes I have to explain to her that I need to get things done and that she needs to go play for a while...something that won't be too easy for you just yet with yours being so young.
My son is 19 months old and exactly the same way. I've found that I have to work with his schedule instead of trying to make him work to mine. When he's clinging I put my things down and play with him or cuddle him or whatever. Once he's interested in somehing I go back to what I was doing. It might only last for a few minutes but oh well. I know he's needing that attention and its incredibly important to me that he knows that he is important. He's just not old enough to wait a minute and since I'm all he's got I have to be who he's got all the time.