Your Baby Is 51 Weeks Old!
Stuck on you
It’s completely natural for baby to have separation anxiety at this age. Allow her a little time to warm up to family members, friends, and babysitters before you leave her with them. You can also foster her independence by letting her explore different (baby-proofed!) rooms in your home while you check in periodically — this will help her get used to not being by your side all the time.
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[tip] Don’t be concerned if baby isn’t walking by her first birthday — some babies need up to 24 months before taking those first steps. In the meantime, make sure she has plenty of safe space to practice pulling up and taking steps.
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All medical information reviewed by Dr. Paula Prezioso of Pediatric Associates in New York City
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