OK guys I need some advice and I'm gonna split this up into two because the two things that I want to talk about really have nothing to do with each other it's just two things I am struggling with with my son right now so the first thing is that he is suddenly really terrified of vacuums now when he was a newborn and little like we vacuums around him often so that he would be used to the sound and it wouldn't scare him and it didn't he would kind of just look around and like not really paid any mind but when we move down to Florida we are staying at my moms for a couple months until he found her own place and her vacuum was like ancient super old super used super horror finally loud so he was terrified of that one so we would only vacuum you know somebody would take him outside or go play with him on the porch while I vacuumed but now that we're in our own place I got our own vacuum you know It's it's it's still a vacuum but it's a lot quieter it's pretty quiet for vacuum but he is still like horrified and terrified of it so I really need advice how do you get them used to it how do you get them to not be scared of it because you know my husband works overnights and so he's sleeping a lot during the day I don't really know how to vacuum if I need someone to like take my son outside every ****** time like I don't know how do I get them used to it I tried to do it today while he was eating in his highchair watching blue's clues he was not having it I've tried to do it while he was sleeping in the other room woke him up he was not having it like I really need some tips on how to get him to not be scared of it
So we had the same issue with our oldest and he ended up growing out of it. We couldn't like he there's nothing that we could do that would make him feel comfortable with it but eventually he was just okay with being around the vacuum.
Maybe it's not even the vacuum it could be the loudness of it like he has sensitive ears or something because my son does not like loud noises it makes him anxious and sometimes he'll start crying if it's too loud
That is kind of what I was worrying about but then when I was vacuuming like the other room and he was in a different room with the door shut like he wasn't freaking out so I think it's seeing the vacuum and hearing it that scares him
Because even just hearing the sound from the other room didn't really seem to bother him but obviously the sound will be a lot more muted behind a closed door so it could definitely just be like how loud it is but I'm really not sure
That is a very real problem so with my first hit always been scared of the vacuum even just seeing it without even it being on she gets scared but my second my wild child that she literally goes out to it while it's on so when my oldest just saw her
She got used to seeing her sister go up to it and then eventually it did take a couple of months But she eventually started doing the same thing and now she's not so much scared of it as just really aware of like where it is at all times. So she'll like point it out if she'll see it or she'll point it out in the closet.
My advice would be to maybe have it out more often and just kind of be verbal about what it is and like oh yeah it's the vacuum and have him pointed out without it being on and try and see that works over a amount of time.