My baby is shy

Avery had terrible stranger anxiety from the time she was 2 months old! I felt like a bad mom. like it was my fault because I stay home with her or because I chose to breastfeed. I wanted my baby to smile and be cute for all of our friends, but she was too terrified.

Finally I just let it go. I learned to let her warm up to situations and the best way to distract her from her fears. Now that she's moving around on her own she's a lot more adventurous. She's still nervous around strangers but warms up pretty quickly. I think it just takes time.

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    04/25/14
    8Theresa Gould
    I never worried about mine when they were little about how shy they were. I've had some real social butterflies too at young ages...they are still the more outgoing of the bunch.
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    About Taylor
    Current: Chanhassen, Minnesota
    Birth: July 26
    On Moms.com since: Dec 18, 2013
    I'm the proud mama of my daughter Avery, born on June 6, 2013. I'm 26 years old, I work from home as a graphic designer, I will be testing for my 5th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do in 2015. My husband, Derek, and I have been happily married for 3 years.