We're new to our area (San Antonio) and don't know many people, and after surgery limited my ability to do anything for the entire summer I'm finally back on my feet. However, poor little Samuel (our 4mo old) has been limited to just the house, Mommy, and Daddy and has developed some serious stranger anxiety. He's even acting this way toward all of his grandparents. I know a lot of it is normal, but what can we do to help alleviate some of his fear of new people? I'd love to hear ideas! Thanks!
It could just be his personality, too. My son is shy, and will hide behind me when we meet new people. My daughter runs up to complete strangers, yells, "I got you!!" and grabs their legs.
It's great to bring him out and about to meet new people, but some times it comes down to how they're wired. :)
Thanks! We did start going to a church, not quite in the nursery yet, but being around a large group on a consistent basis has helped a lot. I do think it's just him too. I'm finding he just likes more quiet situations. Thank you both for your suggestions.
My son was the same way when he was 4-5 months old. He would hide his face or cry when anyone else even got near him. It is probably just the age. I quit my job to stay at home, so he was very attached to me and very leary of anyone else for a while. My little guy grew out of it. Though he still wants mom when he's sleepy, he doesn't fuss anymore when someone else holds him.