Letter:

Afraid of other Babies


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14 mo.
Afraid of other Babies
Hi Helen

Carolina is now fourteen months old, and she is afraid of other babies. I know this sounds strange and I would like to have your opinion on the matter since I cannot seem to get an answer from the health visitor whom I saw yesterday.

She has never been too fond of other babies, nor from the babies in my mother's group, whom we she regularly. When the other babies started to crawl and they came near her, she started to cry even though she could crawl herself and move away.

I was sure that it would pass and that it is a sign of feeling insecure. However, even babies as young as seven months old who crawl towards her make her scared - and it is not just a little - she trembles, is crying and sobbing even after she is back in my arms again.

We do not face the problem with children who can walk.

Do you have any idea why she reacts like this? I am a little worried ;-)

Best regards
Charlotte


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