Patricia - posted on 03/13/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )
My now 22 month old daughter is terrified (and I mean terrified) of the vacuum cleaner. She sits on the sofa and shakes like a leaf and cries. She liked it when she was a baby because of the "soothing" noise. Nothing has happened to make her afraid of it; she hasn't been run over by it! She started being afraid at around 1 year. We got her a toy vacuum to play with in the hope of having her help Mommy clean, but she's afraid of it too. I can't leave it sitting out for her to get used to because she screams when she see's it. Any advice on getting her over this?