Quoting Sarah2705:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Click Me Click Me!!!:</b>" yes it a stage.... My 3 yr old still ... [snip!] ... for the first time ever tomorrow and m terrified she will cry the whole time, her stranger anxiety is through the roof "
The good things about babies this age is that they get distracted easily. A shiny new singing toy.... a new movie ... a favorite snack.. and they'll forget about everything that was bugging them a few minutes before. Most babies don't spend the whole time crying. They might spend the first 10 to 15 minutes crying, but it normally tapers off after that.