I have a 2-year-old toddler who has developed a fear of doctors and medical procedures. It started when we took him for his routine check-up earlier this year, and he cried when the doctor tried to check his ears. Ever since then, he gets very upset whenever we even mention going to the doctor or getting a vaccination.
I'm concerned that his fear might escalate and make things more difficult for him in the future. Can anyone suggest some effective ways to handle this fear and help my toddler overcome it? I'm open to all advice and ideas. Thank you!