3–6 MONTHS STARTING TO CRY WHEN CERTAIN PEOPLE ARE AROUND, OR WHEN CERTAIN EVENTS OR NOISES OCCUR

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3–6 MONTHS STARTING TO CRY WHEN CERTAIN PEOPLE ARE AROUND,
OR WHEN CERTAIN EVENTS OR NOISES OCCUR

Decoded message:

I am afraid, I am worried, I feel anxious or confused. I need you to help me feel safe!

Suggested actions:

Comforting

Pick up your baby or hold him a little closer than you just were.
Tell him that everything is all right and that you are there.

Making amends

Tell him you didn’t notice he was afraid.
Tell him that you are with him now and that there is no need for him to worry.

Protecting/Taking charge

 Move your child away from the person that he is afraid of.
Bring him closer to this person again a little later.
Reassure him immediately when sudden events or loud noises scare him.
Your child will adapt, with time, if he feels safe.