Fearful of Hair
by Barbara Eaton
(East Berlin, PA, )
I have a three and half year old boy who dislikes hair. He is not just bothered by it... he is really freaked out by hair. If there is hair in the bathtub when he is taking a bath he gets very upset and has to get out of the bathtub. If I am holding him and my hair is in his way I have to move my hair out of the way. If there is hair on his clothing we have to change his clothes.
He also does not like to have his clothes wet. Even if he spills a little bit of water on his clothes we have to change him or there is absolutely no rest until you do.
My son also loves to play with Thomas the Tank Engine. All is well and good but if another person tries to play with him and does something that he is not envisioning in his mind he becomes extremely upset and will not let you play or demand that you play his way.
I am worried and obviously want to get him the right treatment if he has sensory issues. On the other hand I don't want to blow it out of control either.
My son talks extremely well, loves to eat all kinds of food, socializes with other people, etc.
Am I overreacting?