My daughter is 9 months old. She is a very pretty baby, and she attracts a lot of attention from strangers. Usually, my daughter is friendly and doesn't mind the attention.
But, for the past week or so, she has been showing signs of stranger anxiety. If a person she doesn't know gets too close to her, she freaks out and starts crying. Since she is my first child, this is all new to me.
I feel terrible, because I don't want people to think that she's an unfriendly baby. And I don't want people to start shying away from her because they are afraid she'll cry. She is already very sheltered because I am her primary caregiver, and I don't really have any friends or family in this area, so I don't want to keep her from being around other people. She needs to learn to be around others.
But, I don't want to "force" her to be sociable either. I grew up shy, and I know how it feels.
Any advice? I'm feeling depressed
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