Zojoho - posted on 03/26/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
Holly will be 6 m.o. next Wednesday, and has already developed "Stranger Anxiety", something of which my elder 2 children never really had.
It's been really bad this week (since last Sat. afternoon/night) where if anyone picks her up or cuddles her, she freaks out and starts screaming at the top of her lungs as if she's panicked.
Holly goes to baby group every week and is fine to sit there and play with the other little babies in her group as long as she can see me or hear me..but none of the other mum's can touch her.
Does anyone have any advice for me on how to deal with this?? She used to be such a confident and social little girl (up to 5.5 m.o.) and had no problems with other people holding her.
I did ring the Parenthelp Line last night and they told me not to do "pass the parcel" thing so to speak with her with other people..and to take it slow and go off of Holly's cues. It's just so distressing for us both.