Just a little back story...
My 10 month old used to LOVE everyone until she was 5 months old...then all of a sudden she started getting really nervous and scared when someone who didn't live in our house(it's my inlaws, hubby, myself and the baby). Now when I say scared, I actually mean absolutely hysterical, to the point she starts crying and hyperventilating which leads to puking. I mean she's even scared of people she sees on a weekly basis(example: every weekend hubby's aunts
come down to visit and she gets hysterical every time she sees them).
It literally happened in no time at all...Easter we had family over and
everyone was holding her, and she was playing w/ hubby's guy cousin's boobs LOL We saw that same cousin and the rest of the family like 4 days later and she was hysterical.
It happens when we take her out too...she's fine when people are at their distance, but if they get within a 5 ft distance, she freaks out, especially when they smile at her. It's the worst if it's a guy, ESPECIALLY older men...she freaks out big time when old guys are anywhere near her lol
Frankly it's starting to bum people out...hubby's family adores her, but they can't be in the same room as her without her freaking out. We've managed to kind of force her to get used to people, by not leaving the room and getting them to play with her, and she'll stop crying, but she won't go near them, and if they get too close, she's back to hysterical.
I was told that it's pretty normal and will usually only last a month or 2...it's been 5, going on 6 months! And it's actually getting worse.
Has anyone else had this issue?? I'm starting to worry about her. We were talking about the plans for her 1st birthday and hubby reminded me that her birthday party might not be a good idea bc she'll probably end up traumatized for life (He has a VERY big family).