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Is it Normal for Your Baby to Suddenly Develop Shyness?

Shyness is a normal response seen in infants to an overwhelming social experience. Such children may or may not retain this behavior for life. Remember that shyness is not abnormal and is a phase of the development process. Ensure that your baby is not experiencing severe discomfort or fear in new situations.


 


Causes


 


While there is no known cause for shyness in babies, several possible explanations exist that include:



Helping the shy baby


 


Here are some ways to help your shy baby ‘come out’: