My dd is absolutely petrified of the hoover - she screams the place down and tears fall from her face .
I have tried lots of things - from having the hoover off and standing with her next to it, doing the hoovering with her in my arms so she can see it can't hurt but to no avail. I then started doing the hoovering when she was asleep, but she now wakes up screaming.
She will even go rigid if we have to walk past it even if it is not on.
Whilst I am quite happy to have some dirt in the house, and do the hoovering when dh is at home to take her outside, this is not always going to work as dh often goes away for long periods of time... Any ideas or do they just grow out of it???
Oh yeah - it is not just our hoover but other peoples as well.
dd was the same in the end i gave up and bought a carpet sweeper to use when i couldn't use the vacuum, in the end she grew out of it and now has her own toy one she runs around with (i know yours is a little young but it might be worth buying her one if this continues
I had this with my dd who is now aged 6. I could not hoover at all when she was in the house, I even bought her a matching mini kids' Dyson thinking she'd grow out of it or get used to it. In the end we put it down to her hearing being good, or particularly sensitive to that pitch. She's OK with it now, from about 3 years old. I found all sorts of ways to hoover when she was out of the house or in the garden with someone.
I have same problem too. Dd is now 26months and is still scared of the hoover and has been like this since 11months. She crys real tears and shakes. I now do most hoovering when she sleeps during the day or at night when she sleeps. I have tried most things with her and she even has her own little hoover. I deliberately sit the hoover out some days and she walks round it shouting BAD OOVER BAD OOVER. I'm hoping she grows out of it soon as she has done with the hairdryer!
Thanks all - glad to know that dd is not the only one with (what is the phobia of hoovers )!!
Oh well, its either grin and bear it or no hoovering!!
Thanks for your tips - I will try them and hopefully one may help!
Marslady - dd keeps going to look too and starts crying all over again....!