Reply
my 6 month old is a scaredy cat! Melanied1983 1 child; Ontario 30 posts
17th Jan '13

she is turning 6 months on sunday and she is scared of everything, new people, new noises... and i would say she has been antisocial since she is 2 months old. Anyone else experiencing the same thing.. When i first mentionned it to my practionner she said oh yeah there would be a problem if she wasnt scared at all of strangers.... but now i find it hard to hang out with anyone because she will get so upset and it breaks my heart :(

Soon 2B Mom of 2 2 kids; North Highlands, California 3785 posts
17th Jan '13

No your 6 month old isnt a "scaredy cat"... She is a 6 month old :?

A is Me 1 child; South Carolina 3782 posts
17th Jan '13

Totally normal. My DS would cry even around family until 13 mo. Just assure her that everything is ok and don't force her to be held ny anyone else etc if she is upset. It will get better

ღ.ღ.ღ 3 kids; South Carolina 7316 posts
17th Jan '13

She's 6 months old.. At 2 months old they can barley see a few feet from them if that. She's alert to more things and it's a phase, DD went through that and at times is still scared of noises/people. DH looked at her earlier and in a normal voice said Boo and she jumped.

MamaCass{+JOE} 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Pennsylvania 42360 posts
17th Jan '13

Lmao @ scaredy cat and antisocial.



She's a baby. Everything in the world is new and different to her. Sounds like she's just being a baby to me. They all go through phases of "stranger danger", separation anxiety, and being scared of random things.



My oldest was scared of the vacuum until she was 4. They all have their quirks.

Melanied1983 1 child; Ontario 30 posts
17th Jan '13
Quoting Soon 2B Mom of 2:" No your 6 month old isnt a "scaredy cat"... She is a 6 month old :?"


realize that..........first time mom here and only parent to her so i dont know what to expect reasoning for my question on this forum....

Melanied1983 1 child; Ontario 30 posts
17th Jan '13
Quoting MamaCass+3:" Lmao @ scaredy cat and antisocial. She's a baby. Everything in the world is new and different to her. ... [snip!] ... anxiety, and being scared of random things. My oldest was scared of the vacuum until she was 4. They all have their quirks."


haha vaccum i attempted earlier what a mistake lol

Melanied1983 1 child; Ontario 30 posts
17th Jan '13

glad to hear she aint the only one tho very reassuring :) i just want the best for her :)

MamaCass{+JOE} 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Pennsylvania 42360 posts
17th Jan '13
Quoting Melanied1983:" haha vaccum i attempted earlier what a mistake lol "


I used to have to hold my daughter while I vacuumed, or else do it while she was napping. She would scream something fierce. My son never even flinched when I would vacuum. In fact, there's not much he seemed to be afraid of. But he did go through the "stranger danger" phase. New people freaked him out for a while.

Soon 2B Mom of 2 2 kids; North Highlands, California 3785 posts
17th Jan '13
Quoting Melanied1983:" realize that..........first time mom here and only parent to her so i dont know what to expect reasoning for my question on this forum...."


Sorry if I came off snappish, my hormones levels have been off today lol. It took me by surprise seeing a 6 month old being called that. The ladies on here gave you good advise. DS went through a phase at around that age. She will grow out of it, just give her time.

Melanied1983 1 child; Ontario 30 posts
17th Jan '13
Quoting MamaCass+3:" I used to have to hold my daughter while I vacuumed, or else do it while she was napping. She would ... [snip!] ... not much he seemed to be afraid of. But he did go through the "stranger danger" phase. New people freaked him out for a while."


yeah mine wasnt scared less then a month ago now she is terrified :( but putting her in the carrier may reassure her :)

Melanied1983 1 child; Ontario 30 posts
17th Jan '13
Quoting Soon 2B Mom of 2:" Sorry if I came off snappish, my hormones levels have been off today lol. It took me by surprise seeing ... [snip!] ... ladies on here gave you good advise. DS went through a phase at around that age. She will grow out of it, just give her time."


its all good... thats what her practionner even calls her lol its not harmful, and i meant it in a cute way, i love her so much and like i said it breaks my heart that she is so terrified of everything to me it doesnt seem normal because prior to her i never even held a baby lol

Kimber's Mommy 1 child; South Carolina 4272 posts
17th Jan '13

hmm... DD isn't afraid of anything. she's not afraid of vacuuming (she actually likes the vacuum and often falls asleep when i do it while she's awake) and she's not at all afraid of strangers. she's very social and meets almost everyone with a big smile and giggle.

Soon 2B Mom of 2 2 kids; North Highlands, California 3785 posts
17th Jan '13
Quoting Melanied1983:" its all good... thats what her practionner even calls her lol its not harmful, and i meant it in a ... [snip!] ... my heart that she is so terrified of everything to me it doesnt seem normal because prior to her i never even held a baby lol "


I understand. My best friends DS is afraid of everything and he will be 2 in Feb. She was the same way growing up, but her DH is mean to him about it, so I guess I am a bit defensive too. Her DH calls him that, but he means it in a bad way. I grew up around lots of babies, and I was still nervous about everything when my DS was an infant. I questioned everything lol. Honestly I think I drove my doctors crazy. No one really knows how to be a parent untill they are one. Its definately a learning curve. Just hang in there hun, it will get easier with time.

TootsMcGoots Due July 20; 1 child; Saskatchewan 3996 posts
17th Jan '13

DS is also a chicken shit. The sound of laughter terrifies him :roll: One time, when he was about 4 months old, he was chilling out on the floor watching TV, I came around the corner, and in a normal voice I said, "hi"...he jumped and started crying...silly baby. He's 7 months old now, and isn't AS scared of everything, other than if someone laughs while holding him.