What to do if the child is afraid of the noise of household appliances: a vacuum cleaner, a hair dryer, a mixer, a blender, etc.
The most common fear in infants and children of the first years of life; fear of loud, unpleasant, unfamiliar sounds. They are suddenly started to buzz and grind vacuum cleaners, coffee grinders, blenders and other household appliances, which every day becomes more and more.
We, like, are already not small: a year and 8 months. I do not know where this panic fear came from and how to fight it! If I’m at home alone with her, then as soon as I turn on the vacuum cleaner, she starts to cry soooo, and to me at the pens at once. That is, I have a vacuum cleaner in one hand, in another; 12kilogrammovaya daughter + I’m also pregnant. If dad is at home, then he vacuums. The daughter again with a roar rushes to me on the handles Already the whole body trembles! Sometimes with his fingers he plugs his ears.
The child is already a year old, and the sound of the vacuum cleaner on continues to cause him panic fear. He knows that the vacuum cleaner is standing in the pantry, so he points at the door with his finger, makes huge eyes and speaks with horror; It starts with a strong palpitation and involuntary movements. I even consulted about this with a neurologist: she said it was nonsense. Only I do not think so. Maybe someone with a child had something similar and you know how you can overcome this fear, tell me please.
- The baby suddenly, even for himself, fell into a new, unexplored world. The familiar environment, in the mother’s abdomen, suddenly disappeared. It was all familiar there, it was warm and cozy, the sounds fell to the kid muffled and unsharp. Loss of the familiar world, ; this is the first cause of fear in newborns;
- Self-awareness; a normal condition for a newly born person. He was the only one in his world. It is logical to understand that all unexplored phenomena and sounds a priori are hostile to the kid. This is normal sense of self-preservation. How does your world accept this crumb, joyfully or wary, depends on the parents;
- Even adults are scared suddenness. You need to conduct a preliminary conversation with the baby before you turn on the vacuum cleaner or mixer. And it is absolutely unacceptable to work with buzzing household appliances while sleeping a child;
- Try to establish good relations with neighbors. Ask them not to use a drill or a screwdriver without first calling. Explain that a new member of your family must adapt to life, avoiding unnecessary shocks. Leave your phone number to neighbors. Call and agree on the repair time is not difficult, and the benefits will be huge for your relationship too.