Toddler cover's ears

by Dawn Clark
(Westland, Michigan)

My 3yr old cover's his ears when he think's something is going to be loud. Is that a sensory issue?

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Aug 10, 2011
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My son covers his ears when he listen's to a song or rhyme after a long time.
by: Sreeni

My 36-month son covers his ears when he listens to a rhyme or a song that he hasn't heard in a long time. I've also noticed that he covers his ears while waiting for a rhyme to start playing. Is this normal behavior?

Jan 27, 2010
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hearing sensitivity in toddlers
by: Anonymous

My son did that at age three also, and I worried about SPD. But he is 4 1/2 now and doesn't do it anymore. I think he was more sensitive than most 3 year olds but has outgrown that.

Jan 07, 2010
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by: Anonymous

Most people do cover their ears when they think something is going to be too loud. It is a normal response. Does he cover his ears and then scream or cry for longer than expected times or do noises cause him a higher amount of anxiety than what would be expected.

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