Angie - posted on 05/12/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )
Lately my 21 month old son has acquired some new fears and things he's picky about that never bothered him before. Is this common? Have any of you noticed similar things w/ your kids?
For example, Spencer never cared about messy hands, but now he throws a giant fit if he has crumbs on his hands and he wants to take a drink of milk. I have to wipe his hands thoroughly before he'll take a drink. He won't even eat certain foods now if his hands will get dirty.
And suddenly every little thing frightens him. The neighbor mowing his lawn. Those giant blow-up lawn decorations. Santa Claus look-a-likes. Etc.
If anyone could provide some insight, I'd appreciate it!! Thanks.