2 year old toddler with tactile defensiveness/ Sensory processing disorder
I have a beautiful son named kaiden who is turning 2 years old soon.
I started noticing changes in him at 8-9 months old when he would not pick up anything with fingers, tried the gerber snack puffs and he would throw them off his tray.
He would gag on textured baby foods
Never would try to chew or self feed
He is extremely ticklish.
He hates diaper changes and bathtime
hates hair brushing, nail trimming, hair washing
screams when he hears the water faucet turn on
covers ears at any loud noise
Does not point to things, wave bye bye or clap hands
Does not accept affection from anyone but mom
Hates handling slimy foods, fruits, noodles and spits out fruits when given to him.
Cries when going into new places with new people
he has been seeing ECI early childhood intervention specialist since 15 months old. It has worked VERY WELL. Before ECI, he would only eat pureed baby food at 15 months old. He turned purple in the face and gagged from crying so hard at bathtime. I am proud to say he is eating tons of new foods, Noodles, veggies, soft meats, just no self feeding yet. And still has aversions to slimy fruits.
He is on the brushing program and likes his legs brushed, not so much arms. Would love to chat or e-mail any other moms with toddlers like this. You can e-mail me at Missdanielle687@yahoo.com