"I'm scared of the ladybugs and cows!"
Well, those little tykes. If it ain't the dark, then it's something else, like cows or ladybugs. Do you have any suggestions for the mama of this suddenly fearful girl?
My lovely 2-1/2 year old daughter is suddenly afraid of things, and by "things" I mean going to bed and taking a bath.
Somehow I have ladybugs in the bath, and she tells me she's afraid. But before she tells me she's afriad I ask her to find some and she can't. "No ladybugs in the bath." Then, my girl, who has always been totally easy to put down for bed (often telling me herself that she was ready for nap and goodnight), now will not go to sleep in her crib because she is afraid of the cows. Cows? Really? In her 10X12 bedroom? Seriously. Well, yes she is serious. I took down a drawing that has been up for months showing a cow jumping over the moon, so maybe that will help. However, the ladybugs in the bath thing is getting old. I shower with her to get her clean, but it's a bit like showering with a declawed cat, that's 25lbs and slippery.
In other households, the scary creatures may be ants, squirrels, or pigeons. Whatever the fear factor, do you have any ideas to get this urbanMama's babe back in the tub and bed, fear-free?