Baby's 8th month

Your baby's 34th week

Around this time, your little one may develop a fear of strangers. The once outgoing little boy who would allow anyone and everyone to touch him and pick him up may appear anxious when a stranger enters the room. He may decide to hide his head in your shoulder or cling to your legs. Accept this as normal and help him adjust by staying nearby as he learns to accept a new person.

He may be increasingly afraid when you are not around to comfort him. He may continue to protest when you drop him off at day care or leave for the evening. He’s still experiencing the same separation anxiety that began several weeks ago. Continue to help him through this time by offering extra attention and one-on-one time before you leave and when you return. Continued games like peek-a-boo will help reinforce the idea that you’re not gone forever and that you plan to return shortly.

Next: Find out what to expect during your baby's 35th week of life

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