2 doctors weighed in:

My son is 9 months old and seems shy towards everyone. When will he outgrow this?

2 doctors weighed in
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Normal process

It is normal for a 9 month old to be wary of strangers (anyone who isn't family).
It is an important part of their development- learning to separate from their mom and gain trust in others, but it takes time. When visiting friends, let him stay near you while you talk to others and he will gradually become more comfortable with them.

In brief: Normal process

It is normal for a 9 month old to be wary of strangers (anyone who isn't family).
It is an important part of their development- learning to separate from their mom and gain trust in others, but it takes time. When visiting friends, let him stay near you while you talk to others and he will gradually become more comfortable with them.
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Shontae Buffington
Board Certified, Pediatrics
13 years in practice
846K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors