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How to get a 3yo to keep his glasses on???

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lucymum2four Wed 05-Aug-09 17:02:54

got them today. and will not keep them on.
Advice please..(he not interested in the star chart idea)
grin

BrigitBigKnickers Wed 05-Aug-09 17:10:51

Start with encouraging him to wear them for only a short time. You need to make allowances for the fact that he needs to adjust to wearing them. Even now when DD gets a new prescription it can take her a few days to adjust and she has been wearing specs since she was 2.5.)

When she had to start wearing glasses we used to put the TV on for 20 mins and let her watch only if she had her specs on. If she took them off then the TV went off too.

We also used to put them on her and distract her with engaging activities such as painting or messy activities or when she was eating her pudding.

Also used to bribe her with skips or chocolate buttons. blush

After a while she would forget she had them on then after a few weeks she realised she could see much better with them on and stopped taking them off altogether.

frimblypoo Wed 05-Aug-09 17:11:13

I feel your pain
We bought 'sports bands' from outdoor shops. The type boarders etc put on their sunnies. They are cool and might encourage him

frimblypoo Wed 05-Aug-09 17:15:11

I feel your pain
We bought 'sports bands' from outdoor shops. The type boarders etc put on their sunnies. They are cool and might encourage him

frimblypoo Wed 05-Aug-09 17:16:27

oops...the suggestion was so rubbish I posted it twice

lucymum2four Wed 05-Aug-09 17:23:23

Ha.ha frimblypoo (it wasnt rubbish)
thanks x
I will try the bribing of turning tv off.
Trouble with him is he is so,so stubbon he would probley say
"fine then,didnt want to watch it anyway"
<can think where he got that from> hmm

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