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Social and Emotional: Overview (6-12 Months)

Are you my mother? Between 6 and 12 months, most babies show signs of fear around strangers. They also are likely to get upset when parents leave, showing separation anxiety even if they are with people they know. Babies also begin looking more closely at adults’ facial expressions, especially when they need help deciding what to do.