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19 August 2003

Stranger anxiety

Your sociable baby may suddenly develop a fear of other people and become more clingy - possible signs that she is experiencing stranger anxiety.

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Your sociable baby may suddenly develop a fear of other people and become more clingy. She may cry when you leave the room or when you leave her with someone else.

Not only strangers are scary at this point – even her father or another familiar person may frighten her.

This is a normal reaction between six and eight months. She will become more confident with others at her own pace.

 
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