Prepare strangers ahead of time: You know your daughter's uncomfortable around people she hasn't met, so, whenever possible, you should alert them about it ahead of time. Also, let them know how she'll react if they barge into her personal space. Inform significant strangers (for example, grandparents and good friends) not to be too aggressive with her and that they should let you set the stage; eventually, baby will usually go to them. Encourage them to play with one of her favorite things by themselves or bring an unfamiliar toy that will engage her interest -- she may warm up to a person who has a toy she wants.
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