I ask what are you afraid of?she replies with"hair"

Cheree - posted on 03/10/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I am sitting here in soaked jeans after giving Dahlia a bath,she freaked out in the tub for the second time now,she is DEATHLY afraid of loose wet hairs.I made sure to get them all out but she did not believe me.It sounds silly but its not,she turns bright red and shakes and screams uncontrollably,I tried researching online to see if it was common but i cannot find anything on it.This is so frustrating to me because i do not want her to be scared of something so silly and i am so concerned because its not normal.I am about to call the pediatrician because i am just baffled.She has the same reaction to bugs,just as most little girls are,but its different..its not just running away and a little squeal,its true fear you can see in her eyes and hear in her voice and Its not normal,i have never seen her like this!Moms if you have any input on this please feel free to put in your two cents,i do not know how to make her realize that these things are nothing to be afraid of.

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Jill - posted on 11/22/2013

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My daughter has the exact same two fears. I see that you wrote this awhile ago, did anything help? I talked to her doctor and he tested her for Autism. Luckily she does not have any other symptoms. Please help…..

Shavonne - posted on 03/17/2011

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she has a fobia (my opinion). Just think of someone afraid of heights the cry and have high anxiety. She is just a baby and that is her way of having this fobia. Once again my opinion. I am no dr but I have seen alot of ppl with fobia's. poor baby. If I was you I would try putting her hair up in a shower cap and wash her hair in the sink so that she doesn't have to feel loose hair on her body.
My daughter Maliyah is terrified of ladybugs. If one gets on her she screams bloody murder till we get it off of her. Well Momma I hope you try my idea it may work and if not im sorry but do wish you the best of luck.

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