IKSSA - posted on 03/08/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )
Hello moms! My daughter is 18 weeks old today and she is suffering from serious stranger anxiety. Anytime we take her out to someone else's home, friends or family, she begins to cry and is fussy throughout the entire visit. She does not like to be held by anyone she considers to be a stranger. She will immediately begin to cry and will only calm down when I hold her again. It doesn't matter if I'm standing near her while friends and family hold her, she will not stop crying. It has gotten to the point where I have bouts of anxiety before we go anywhere because I know she is going to be miserable throughout the visit which means I will be miserable. I pray for her everyday of course and I pray a special prayer anytime we are going to go out. Right now my husband and I are living with my parents so she is comfortable with ONLY the four of us. Any advice on what I can do to ease her stranger anxiety? If I don't cure this now, I'm afraid it will only get worse. Thanks ladies!!