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Is it normal for my 1-year-old to be shy?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes

For some reason seperation anxiety is a normal part of development.
It seems to be begin when the baby's motor development increases to the point where the baby is able to leave mom independently through walking and crawling. It is almost as if the baby is nervous about leaving mom's protection and reacts shyly. It does pass.

In brief: Yes

For some reason seperation anxiety is a normal part of development.
It seems to be begin when the baby's motor development increases to the point where the baby is able to leave mom independently through walking and crawling. It is almost as if the baby is nervous about leaving mom's protection and reacts shyly. It does pass.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Of course! stranger anxiety is an important part of infant development and usually will start shortly after 6 months and peak at 1-2 years of age.
Of course, some infants are more shy than others and some are outgoing - just like adults! there is no need to worry about this trait and no need to try to fix it.

In brief: Yes

Of course! stranger anxiety is an important part of infant development and usually will start shortly after 6 months and peak at 1-2 years of age.
Of course, some infants are more shy than others and some are outgoing - just like adults! there is no need to worry about this trait and no need to try to fix it.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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