Over the weekend many people celebrated bonfire night. The pitch black sky was filled with colour and sparkle but alongside this beautiful display was a lot of noise. It is for this reason that we did not venture outside watching the local fireworks. It is for this reason we were snug in our home instead watching our favourite TV shows and reading books together.
Now you may be wondering whether there’s something wrong with my girls hearing. No like lots of other babies mine were both tested not long after their birth for how well they heard and they immediately responded to the instrument that tested for it. No my little ones are like a lot of other little ones in that they are very sensitive to sound.
I first noticed this when I’d got out of the shower, picked up the hair drier directed it at my head and switched it on. In that instance my eldest had turned from a happy little baby to one very upset one. So I switched it off and dried my head with the towel instead. That was spring so the weather was warming up and summer was just around the corner. Now that it is autumn I feel I need to pick my moments for a shower and to dry my hair making sure that the hubby is distracting her from the noisy instrument of torture.
Driers are of course not confined to the home and when we go out and need to go to the bath rooms we’ll discover them there too. It got to a stage once where I thought I ought to tell people not to dry their hands as my little girl would burst into tears the moment they put their hands under them! Of course you can’t do that so I try to make our visits short and avoid visiting the rest rooms when possible.
I am unsure when driers will stop being a problem for my children but I don’t want to add fireworks to the mix just yet. Yes there was the odd baby friendly firework display dotted about England over the weekend but sadly there was not one in my county it seemed.
Did you take your child out to a local fireworks display? Let me know of your experiences in the comments section below. I look forward to reading what you have to say.