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What exactly is by stranger anxiety?

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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Normal development

Before 6 months of age, a kiddo is generally friendly with most people.
At about 6 months, they start to get anxious about anyone but their immediately family. This so-called "stranger anxiety" can apply to friends of the family or occasionally seen relatives and is generally completely normal.

In brief: Normal development

Before 6 months of age, a kiddo is generally friendly with most people.
At about 6 months, they start to get anxious about anyone but their immediately family. This so-called "stranger anxiety" can apply to friends of the family or occasionally seen relatives and is generally completely normal.
David Miller
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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine
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In brief: Normal in toddlers

Stranger anxiety is a normal part of infant and toddler development as the baby begins to distinguish family members from people they don't see very often.
It appears around 4 - 6 months of age and sometimes again in the 12-24 month window.

In brief: Normal in toddlers

Stranger anxiety is a normal part of infant and toddler development as the baby begins to distinguish family members from people they don't see very often.
It appears around 4 - 6 months of age and sometimes again in the 12-24 month window.
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