Going slow will ease your baby's fear of new people
As your baby interacts even more with his world, his first fear may occur this month - a fear of strangers. This fear is normal. By this time, most babies have developed an awareness and recognition of key people around them, and a mistrust and fear of those who are not familiar.
Although this fear goes away with time and is nothing to worry about, it usually helps to introduce your baby to new people slowly.
Outgrowing bowed legs and inward toes
There's no need to worry if your baby's feet seem flat or bent, his legs are bowed, or his toes point inward. Fortunately, these conditions are very common. Your health care professional will make sure that your baby's legs and feet are developing normally. Most minor leg and foot conditions are outgrown during childhood.
Your baby's first year is almost half over, and it's probably been well documented digitally and even shared with family and friends online. This month comes with even more developmental milestones, and new chances to help your baby:
- Develop a strong mind and body
- Deal with fear of strangers
- Outgrowing bowed legs and inward toes
By the end of this month, your baby will probably begin sitting with support, making two-syllable sounds ("ah-goo"), and passing his toys from one hand to another.