Possible SPD in 7 month old infant
I just read about SPD in the most recent issue of Today's Parent (Canadian Magazine). My son has several of the infant SPD checklist symptoms. He had full blown colic for the first 4 months of his life, but now, he is a very different baby from all the other ones in our mom's groups
#1 major difficulty falling asleep. Right now, he will only fall asleep if outdoors surrounded by white noise, but must not be anyone talking. He will only fall asleep vertically in my arms while bouncing/walking or in the baby carrier while nursing. This is a huge stressor. I can put him asleep by a walk around the block or bouncing on our stoop, but when we are out in public, it becomes very difficult to create the conditions for him to sleep, especially if there are any sudden noises... even if they are not loud
#2 extreme sensitivity to sound. We cannot do many social events, as he becomes very agitated by the sound of voices. Certain peoples laughter or vocal tones will cause him to wail. On the flip side, he is soothed by my voice. Singing softly to him will immediately calm him down when fussy.
#3 lagging behind physically: all the other babies are crawling, he still won't tolerate being on his belly for more than a few minutes. He is very floppy and wobbly. He can sit up now and has strength, but not much co-ordination.
#4 lagging in starting solids: spat everything out and made faces for a whole month. I'm a chef, and I was crushed. I made the most delicious yummy baby food, and he rejected it all. Turning up his nose, or crying if I tried to feed him.