thanks, everyone! he has not been too bad wearing it. but now it is getting it off that is the problem. DH is better than me at persuading DS to let him take it off (DS is scared it will hurt) so now I have him wear it late afternoon and then DH removes it at bath time when DH baths him.
with the long summer holidays looming, decorating felt patches is a brilliant idea for rainy days. But then we are cancelling all rainy days this summer holiday......
I used to let my DD have a pick from her favourite DVD and even bought some for the occasion. She was allowed to watch the whole film but had to wear the patch for the duration. She would often forget about it and leave it on for a while afterwards. Perseverence is the key. Good luck.
My dd, now 6, had to wear an eye patch last year at school and after a while got a rash from the sticky patches. I got her some patches that slip over the glasses and they made sucha difference - she was happy to wear them. They have some great designs. I was a bit worried she'd just take it off and "lose" it but she didn't!
The girl I have been supporting would not wear her patch at home but was happy to wear it at school, I think the distraction of nursery took her mind off it. Some children did ask about it but she would just say my eye is having a rest! Also I dont think the patches are as sticky as plasters, she never bothered when it came off except once when it was stuck to her eyebrow.