Is your child scared of thr vacuum?

Rebecca - posted on 12/15/2009 ( 25 moms have responded )

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My 9mo old son is terrified of the vacuum. This is a new fear for like a month now, I cannot get any vacuuming done if he is home. Are any other moms going through this?

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Hope - posted on 12/21/2009

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my daughter is the same way she is 10 months old and she is terrified of the vacuum. i have to hold her while i vacuum that usually helps most the time.

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Katja Casey - posted on 07/05/2011

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I always used the vacuum around my now 27 mos old when he was little and as soon as he started to walk he was terrified of it. He is in day care and they have let him hold the vacuum and actually use it and it has gotten a bit better. He even has his toy vacuum and walks around the house pretending that he is cleaning. I think it is the noise that scares them.

Jenny - posted on 12/22/2009

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My almost 11 month old is definetly NOT a fan but we are able to get the vacuuming done. If only one of us is home we might put her in her exercauser. She cries a little, more whining really. We have two cockatiels and I'll use the hand vac with my daughter sitting next to me (or nearby). I hope this will help her fears.

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Yes! The girl, the cat, and the dog are all afraid of the vacuum. And they all make the messes that the vacuum remedies!

Jennifer - posted on 12/21/2009

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I'm right there with you! My son is TERRIFIED of it! What's funny is, the vacuum noise used to soothe him when he was 2 - 5 months. :)

Karen - posted on 12/21/2009

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my 10 month old loves the vacuum he would sit on it if he could i think. He also comes crawling like mad if he hears the hairdryer on. On the other hand my daughter at that age who is now 4 used to cry and cry at the sound of the hairdryer i could never dry my hair if she was anywhere in sight! she was always very sensitive to loud noises and still is a bit. Makes it hard hey because i always felt like if i vacuum while they are in bed it will wake them.

Erin - posted on 12/21/2009

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Eleanor loves it :) she crawls up to it and tries to climb on it when i'm vacuuming. my 3 year old jumps on the couch and hides under the pillows when i start it up lol

Cari - posted on 12/21/2009

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My son will chase me down and laugh because he loves the vacuum. I can hardly clean my floors when hes around becouse he will try to sit down on or in front of where I'm vacuuming. As soon as I turn it off, hes trying to play with it. It's so funny.

Shoa - posted on 12/21/2009

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i have been vacuming infront of him since he was little so he is used to the noise... just try to do it with him in the room and if he cries sing to him he should be ok wid it..hopely..xxx

Stephanie - posted on 12/20/2009

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LOL...... we had that problem for like 3 days...... once she's gotten used to the noise, she's not afraid of it anymore, i tried to scare her by pointing the mouth of the machine to her when it's turned on n she just looked at it for 5 secs, looked at me n looked at the vacuum again n started laughing....... she thot i was playing w/ her........... -_-!!!!!! she's one lil brave baby!!! hahahaa

Dawn - posted on 12/18/2009

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YES!! And he really hates it if I try and hold him....I tried sucking his arm the other day to show him and he freaked out more, LOL!!! We have mostly tile so it only takes me about 5 min. to do the rugs; he will be Ok crying that long, and then gets cuddled by Mommy!!!

Amy - posted on 12/18/2009

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My Son was never scared of the vaccum until about 2 months ago. but when it's off he loves it. he pushes it all over. i have to take him to my neighbors house to vaccum anymore.

Melissa - posted on 12/17/2009

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actually my daughter is deathly afraid of it too! However, I can sneak up behind her and scare the daylights out of her and she thinks its hilarious! go figure

Susan - posted on 12/17/2009

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my ten month old is too, screams like the worlds coming to an end. he also is scared when the toilet is flushed and of the street cleaning truck. they all have a similar sound i guess...

Ez - posted on 12/17/2009

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YES!!! My daughter has always screamed like a banshee when the vacuum is going. I have no idea what to do about it.. I guess she'll just have to get used to it.

Anne - posted on 12/17/2009

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my son is doing the same thing, but his fear of the vacuum started around 6 months and he is starting to do better

Nichole - posted on 12/17/2009

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My daughter is 10 months old and just became scared of it also. I found that if I hold her for the first part of the vacuuming and then put her on the floor she's fine, she just follows me all around. :) Or if I put her in her swing after our morning routine, she seems to be just fine with it as long as she can see me the whole time. :) Hope this helps.

Jamie - posted on 12/17/2009

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My son has been terrified of the vacuum for quite some time now. He is starting to get used to it.

Miranda - posted on 12/17/2009

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my lil man will take his blankie and hit the couch with his head in the blackie and cry tell you shut the vacuum off he is very scared of it.. but yet he plays with it when it is off

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Evan loves the vacuum cleaner. He follows me around when I am using it, and unfortunately has found the on/off button, so he turns it off whenever I turn around. Then he laughs and crawls away.

Tiah - posted on 12/16/2009

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too funny my 9 month old has a worried look on her face when i vaccuum.. it does look terrible and it is loud..

Kim - posted on 12/15/2009

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My daughter is the same as the others - screams the house down when I vacuum but no probs if I hold her.

Traci - posted on 12/15/2009

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My daughter just recently developed this fear too, but i can use it if i hold her, she'll even let me suction her arm and she'll smile and think its funny, but only if i'm holding her, otherwise you would think the world is coming to an end. She seems to be like that with all her fears she wont cry as long as she's in someone's arms!!

Rebecca - posted on 12/15/2009

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My son is terrified of the food processor but he thinks the vacuum is amazing and crawls right towards it! Aren't kids funny?

Tarah - posted on 12/15/2009

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oh my gosh yes it is so funny he is fine if i hold him and vaccume but if he is on the ground and i vaccume he gets scared

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