I really like to throw things. Balls, hair bows, and my hearing aid. I started throwing my hearing aid if I was angry, tired, or if my sister took my toy. It was an effective way to get my Mama to respond fast!
At first, I was borrowing a BAHA hearing aid from the hospital. Mama decided to put an end to my throwing problem, quick before I got my new Ponto 3 hearing aid.
One morning, around 11am. I got angry. I grabbed the hearing aid and pulled it and the softband headband off my head. Then I threw it on the floor. Mama said, “No! No throwing your hearing aid. Time out.” My older sister knows all about “time-out” but I was only 18 months old, so I had never been in “time-out” before. I did not understand the concept of sitting still for no reason whatsoever. So Mama put me in my crib. I thought it must be bedtime, so I laid down and quickly fell asleep.
The next day, around 10:30 we repeated the same scenario. I got mad and threw the hearing aid and headband. Mama said, “no throwing” and put me in time-out in my crib. Then I took a nap again.
Mama realized I was throwing my hearing aid, because I was over-tired and cranky. So now I take a nap at 11am instead of waiting until noon. I learned, if I take the softband headband and BAHA hearing aid off, then it’s instantly bed-time. Now I get mad when Mama tries to take my hearing aid off. I don’t want to go night-night!
Ears On or Night-Night?
I do like being able to hear. So as soon as I wake up, I tap on my head and ask for my “ears.”
But every once in awhile, I don’t want my hearing aids. Mama lets me feel like a powerful little person, by giving my choices. Instead of Mama saying, “wear your headband!” She says, “ears on or night-night?” I always pick “ears!”
Then she asks, “which one do you want to wear?” She offers me two headbands, which both match my outfit and lets me pick! I always choose the custom made softbands from The Baha Bowtique on Etsy because they are super comfortable and stay on my little head better than the manufacture’s softband.