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magic towel assists at barbers. mother awestruck - eats whole mars bar to celebrate.

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linglette Fri 25-Sep-09 09:14:48

After 2 years of screaming through haircuts, DS2 (4.1, receptive language probably between 2.6 and 3) went to the barbers yesterday and did not cry. He winced, he whimpered a little, he steadied himself saying "I not crying, I big boy", but he did not cry. Nor did he leap out of the chair, scream, writhe, etc, etc.

I brought a big towel from home to stop the hair going on him. I'd used it last time and, whilst he'd still screamed, he had clung to it for dear life so obviously felt some comfort from it.

The barber also gave him a special brush for brushing away hairs and that kept him occupied.

I wanted everyone in the shop to stop and applaud him. Doubtless they just felt he wasn't being naughtly for once <sigh>. But you lot understand smile

moondog Fri 25-Sep-09 09:16:11


I was with a family a while ago whose ds was terrified of the dentist. The dentist actually did a few check-ups on him in the back of the car while he built his confidence up!

linglette Fri 25-Sep-09 09:21:18

LOL the dentist has been in my car too!!!!!!

moondog Fri 25-Sep-09 09:22:31


sodit Fri 25-Sep-09 09:24:55

hurrah for the magic towel grin

magso Fri 25-Sep-09 09:32:30

We visited the dentists loo many times before we could progress to dentists room and teeth check!! ( ds likes loos - and dentist is conveniently on route home from duck pond so um easily contrived need!)

Phoenix4725 Fri 25-Sep-09 09:55:30


debs40 Fri 25-Sep-09 10:00:23

Yeah!! Can I join in the celebrations? I sent DS to school today in proper school shoes today for the first time in a year!! Go Yotoys!!

Not sure anyone else noticed though.

Oh and we have a magic towel too as DS has tactile sensitivity and we sing a song about it as we give him a rub with an old rough towel to desensitise him before his school uniform goes on. OT told me that one wink

linglette Fri 25-Sep-09 10:09:30

Three cheers for debs40's DS!

We work so damned hard in order for our children NOT to be noticed don't we?

I thought of the towel because some pregnancy books advise you to bring your own pillow in to hospital with you for labour because it looks and feels like home. Same thing for DS2.

debs40 Fri 25-Sep-09 10:12:43

Great idea linglette!!

sc13 Fri 25-Sep-09 10:47:52

That's excellent, and my congrats to the very brave DS2

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