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By now your little one is likely practicing scooting, sliding or crawling.

But if creeping and crawling are good ways to see stuff, your baby may think standing up is even better.

So be ready. Your child may start pulling up to stand whenever possible.

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Parents: Coping with separation anxiety
Most babies go through a phase in which they don't want mom or dad out of their sight.
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Choosing a day care: Check for safety
Learn what to look for.
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QUESTION OF THE MONTH
Why is my baby afraid of familiar people?
Your baby may be going through separation anxiety. It’s a normal phase.

Ask people to give your child time to warm up to them. Suggest they approach your child with a favorite book or toy—and save the hugs and kisses for later in the visit.

Source: American Academy of Pediatrics
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