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    Default 3year old with creepy crawly phobia

    Hi guys

    Just wondering if anyone has any experience or suggestions to help my 3 year old DD feel more comfortable with creepy crawlies. Ever since she was quite young she has freaked out over things like a hair or piece of fluff in the bath and more recently over any kind of insect. There was a small moth on her trampoline last week and when she saw it she screamed and screamed and cried an was really hard to calm her down. I try not to make a big deal of it but I'm not sure what to do. Any tips???

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    Anyone??
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    MMM that's an interesting one... I'd have to be fairly honest here and say I'd be a little concerned about freaking out about a hair or fluff in the bath, perhaps ask your MCHN about it
    Is there a chance she is mimicking behavior she sees in you, are you a frantically clean and tidy person who doesn't like things out of place for example?
    As for the creepy crawlies, perhaps try reading books with pretty pictures of them, such as bugs life, to get her used to the images.
    Best of luck!

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    I remember when coop was petrified of butterflys. He got over it in the end after lookibg at loads of pictures and teaching him they were harmless so i reckon the best bet would be to jump online and have a look at pictures and learn about them for awhile.

    Hopefully that should help but everyone is scared of something and if bugs etc are your little ones phobia, just be patient. As for hair and fluff etc i have no idea about sorry

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    i agree with inky, i think its a learned behaviour, i see my boy is rather wary of spiders because i do a dance and a scream when i see them.

    how about a tv show on critters to ease her into them? does she like cartoon crickets? jimminy cricked or something like that? little miss muffett? something with a critter character to slowly introduce her to them

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