Krystina - posted on 06/20/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
My 3 year son turns 4 in November. He really isn't scared of a lot of things, but he is terrified of public restrooms. I know it has to do with the very loud flushing of the toilet and the very loud hand dryer because every time i bring him close to it he freaks out. At home he isn't afraid of the toilet and isn't afraid of the very loud blow dryer. This only happens in public restrooms. Whether it's inside a stall or one of those one room restrooms. I try to keep calm and show and tell him that they are the same things we have at home and that they aren't going to hurt him, but he won't listen. He just screams, cries and begs for me to open the door so he can leave. As soon as he's out, he totally forgets about what just happened in there, so the negative mood doesn't follow him for the rest of the day. I just wish that he didn't have to get so worked up every time we go. I want him to know that the loud noises don't mean that the objects will hurt him. I guess he'll figure it out later on. I just hate seeing him be so frightened.