Afraid of the grass? keylimepie 1 child; Massachusetts 3527 posts17th Apr '09
My daughter is 11 mos. She loooves being outside -- in the stroller, in the carrier, on the deck, etc. But for some reason she has this thing about the grass! When I put a blanket down for her to play she doesn't like sitting on the blanket (on top of the grass). Same thing when her feet are put down on the grass -- she doesn't like to stand on it and gets pretty upset! Has anyone else's child had a grass fear? Someone told me some kids don't like the 'chushiness' and they don't feel steady. Any way to get her over this? I can't imagine spending the spring and summer on hard surfaces!
Chip Skylark 1 child; Florida 5906 posts17th Apr '09
Aww haha maybe you should just set her down and let her cry for a little bit. Maybe she'll realize that is not bad after all.
keylimepie 1 child; Massachusetts 3527 posts17th Apr '09
Yeah - it's weird! I had her outside all the time (plahying on blanket on the grass) when she was little. Then as she got old enough to really appreciate playing outside, it was the dead of winter here so it was too cold (and snow all over the ground). Now that it's getting nice, I'd like to get her over this! Maybe it's just new to her?
Disappearing Meemz 15 kids; Indiana 88176 posts17th Apr '09
My oldest daughter was like that. We helped her get over it by plucking blades of grass and letting her touch it while she sat on a "safe" surface: the porch, sitting on a chair, etc. After she got used to that, she got brave enough to walk on it wearing shoes for a step or two, just to get a feel for it. After a few weeks, she just seemed to get used to it, and lost her fear.
somethingcleveraboutleavi Harvard, Illinois 26541 posts17th Apr '09
Kori Bjazic Japan 1 posts28th Jun
HAHAHA! I was worried my daughter was the only one! Mine loves to be outside too, we have taken her to the park a million times, and she's never acted scared of anything - but when we put her on the grass, she just lost it! So weird. I guess they just have to get used to it.