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Mamas of kids with SPD (sensory processing disorder)... wyatt.earp. 2 kids; Tacoma, Washington 2166 posts
20th Aug '12

does this sound like SPD? my son is only 11 months old though so it seems a little early...



-HATES diaper changes (will scream, kick, bite, grab) and for a diaper change to be successful it usually involves me putting a leg over him and it takes a good 10 minutes
-hates being restrained in his car seat (takes DH and i at least 20 minutes to put him in, always)
-will not try/eat a single thing besides puffs/crunchy things (nothing wet or damp or moist) and he will touch it and scream and won't touch it again. he just won't try new foods at all and will scream if he touches a certain texture
-won't get "messy" like normal babies
-hates to be cuddled :(

I Luv Disney! 1 child; Groton, Connecticut 2156 posts
20th Aug '12

My son has sensory issues as well



Doesnt like gettin dirty
Doesnt like eating thinking like putting ,applesauce
Cant stand touch of ,paint sand etc
Very sensitive to smells

I Stab People 3 kids; Zambia 6604 posts
20th Aug '12

he had OHS right? could be issues related to that. its somewhat traumatizing, even when their newborns.

my son wont eat anything either. he doesnt like his carseat, or anything over his chest (i think its still sore sometimes) and im pretty sure its just normal baby stuff with the diaper change. he thinks its a fun game to roll over, get on his hands and knees, wiggle around, and pee everywhere as im trying to put his diaper back on :{ lol

wyatt.earp. 2 kids; Tacoma, Washington 2166 posts
20th Aug '12
Quoting Ailey+Lennon+Renner's Mom:" he had OHS right? could be issues related to that. its somewhat traumatizing, even when their newborns. ... [snip!] ... game to roll over, get on his hands and knees, wiggle around, and pee everywhere as im trying to put his diaper back on :{ lol"

yep he had OHS. i wish gabe thought it was a game lol, he acts like i'm torturing him every time i change his diaper.



i hope it's not SPD. he fits the description to a T though.

I Stab People 3 kids; Zambia 6604 posts
20th Aug '12
Quoting buzz killington:" yep he had OHS. i wish gabe thought it was a game lol, he acts like i'm torturing him every time i change his diaper. i hope it's not SPD. he fits the description to a T though. "


if hes hungry or tired, he acts like diapers are torture too. ::hugs:: is he in early intervention? might be a good time to get an assessment if not. DS is technically not behind in anything, but he gets OT and is starting speech for his food issues soon

wyatt.earp. 2 kids; Tacoma, Washington 2166 posts
20th Aug '12
Quoting Ailey+Lennon+Renner's Mom:" if hes hungry or tired, he acts like diapers are torture too. ::hugs:: is he in early intervention? ... [snip!] ... an assessment if not. DS is technically not behind in anything, but he gets OT and is starting speech for his food issues soon"

he doesnt qualify for early intervention. he got assessed at 8 months and wasn't delayed in any areas. but OT might help... i will bring it up at his 12 month check up next month. :)

I Stab People 3 kids; Zambia 6604 posts
20th Aug '12
Quoting buzz killington:" he doesnt qualify for early intervention. he got assessed at 8 months and wasn't delayed in any areas. but OT might help... i will bring it up at his 12 month check up next month. :)"


DS wasnt delayed in any areas either but they said that he qualified for OT on his diagnosis alone(the heart condition), so thats what we got. hes going to gets speech now because he refuses to eat different foods, so thats a reason in itself.

......................... Oregon 14226 posts
20th Aug '12

My son has SPD, ADHD, and autism.



It definitely sounds like it could be something but it could also be a phase. He's at that age where it could possibly be a phase.



My son was 1 and 1/2 when he started showing signs and I totally thought it was a phase, but it never got any better.

wyatt.earp. 2 kids; Tacoma, Washington 2166 posts
20th Aug '12
Quoting Ailey+Lennon+Renner's Mom:" DS wasnt delayed in any areas either but they said that he qualified for OT on his diagnosis alone(the ... [snip!] ... so thats what we got. hes going to gets speech now because he refuses to eat different foods, so thats a reason in itself."

i hope they refer me at his 12 month check up... id rather catch it early and have more time to work on it before he goes to school

wyatt.earp. 2 kids; Tacoma, Washington 2166 posts
20th Aug '12
Quoting TheCoopersKnitWitch:" My son has SPD, ADHD, and autism. It definitely sounds like it could be something but it could also ... [snip!] ... phase. My son was 1 and 1/2 when he started showing signs and I totally thought it was a phase, but it never got any better. "

i'm hoping it's just a phase but it really doesn't seem normal at all to me.

......................... Oregon 14226 posts
20th Aug '12
Quoting buzz killington:" i'm hoping it's just a phase but it really doesn't seem normal at all to me."


It never seems normal and honestly if he's your first you really don't know what normal is.



I thought for sure that Jacob wasn't THAT bad. That he must be somewhat close to other kids his age. When he started deliberately trying to break kids arms and fingers and jumping off high objects and beating me to a pulp at almost 2. That's when I knew it wasn't a phase. Especially when my neighbors were calling the police on me because he was screaming so much.



He is at that age where he is 1 and he probably wants SOME independence.



My daughter is a horrible diva. Although she is 2 and 1/2 it takes her 20 minutes to get out the door because she needs everything in order and YOU must carry it ALL. And then it takes her another 20 minutes because YOU have to open the door for HER to climb into her seat and let her buckle herself into her seat. And if you try to help her at all, she's on the floor of the car having a temper tantrum, which only delays you further.



And you don't want me to even begin everything else that results in a temper tantrum. The things are endless. However, she's perfectly normal compared to Jacob. She's just going through a diva from hell phase. Which I went through too at her age(reports from my grandmother).



If you are truly worried though, the best thing to do is to contact an early intervention specialist in your area. They will test him and they will tell you if they think it's a phase or if it's something more. They told me right off the bat that something was wrong with Jacob but they just didn't know WHAT.



Even today, and he's 6, I had to endure a temper tantrum from hell from Jacob where he screamed at me for almost an hour, and deliberately crushed the eggs in my shopping cart, punched his sister, threw a book at me, and yelled the whole time about how he was going to "smash my skull in and cut it with a knife" or that he "wasn't going to eat because I'm a bad mommy" and that he was "going to call 911 and have the police arrest me" etc....even though he is "special needs" I know that he was honestly just really upset with me and it wasn't called for but it really didn't have much to do with his special needs other than I violated a routine, and that resulted in a very bad temper tantrum.



What I'm getting at is you really need to just sit back and watch him. You need to try and see what is truly just a tantrum and what could be more. And like I said, contact an early intervention in your area. If you have better documentation of what you think is wrong(for example the difference between what is possibly just a tantrum and what could be more) that will really help.



Just saying from someone who has been going through all of it and then some more for the past almost 6 years!

wyatt.earp. 2 kids; Tacoma, Washington 2166 posts
21st Aug '12

wow, thanks for your insight. you have quite the little guy on your hands!



i called early intervention this morning and they are coming out to evaluate him sometime this week. i just want answers...

......................... Oregon 14226 posts
21st Aug '12
Quoting buzz killington:" wow, thanks for your insight. you have quite the little guy on your hands! i called early intervention this morning and they are coming out to evaluate him sometime this week. i just want answers..."


totally understand! I was there once too! They'll take his heart problem and everything else into consideration too!