My 14 month old has been affraid when at the doctor's office from when he was about 8-9 months old. He was having a normal checkup and didn't even get any shots but started crying when the doctor checked him. Next time he cried as soon as the nurse tried measuring his head circumference. The time after that he cried as soon as we were in the nurses office and now he cries as soon as he sees either the nurse or the doctor.
This, however, also happens wheneer we're in an office like environment. We recently went to enroll him in daycare and he started screaming in fear both times we entered their offices and just this week we went to and old neighbor's apartment (he's never been there) and he started screaming and stiffened up in fear as I was holding him, and stopped as soon as we were out the door. Same thing happened when we tried taking his photo for his ID.
Is there anything I can do to help him with this fear or do I just need to wait it out?