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Kid always smelling things Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, New York 55081 posts
21st Oct '12

Cora has always been a sniffer. No matter what it is, she has to smell it first.

And she "memorizes" smells.

Like my friend Scott was over here and Cora wasn't here. Before going to bed, Cora commented that my pillows smell like Scott.

She does it for everything. If she gets new clothes, she has to smell them. Toys, furnature, food (obviously).


Is smelling indicative of anything?

(She is on the wait list to be tested for asbergers)

P3RvYmCp3rv 2 kids; Carlyle, Illinois 11903 posts
21st Oct '12

I smell everything....idk why but yea.

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, New York 55081 posts
21st Oct '12
Quoting P3RvYmCp3rv:" I smell everything....idk why but yea. "


We walk into the hallway of our building, she points out the smell
We get on the city bus, she mentions the smell
We get to the YMCA...

you get the picture.

It's making me concerned

Tani. 2 kids; California 1076 posts
21st Oct '12

Hmmm, I wouldn't really think anything of it. My daughter does weird stuff like that.

Mrs.Mud 6 kids; 2 angel babies; North Dakota 3231 posts
21st Oct '12

I think the real question here is... why do your pillows smell like your "friend" Scott? lol
My 5 yo is a sniffer... I think it's weird, but I don't worry about it. #shrugs
My sister has Aspergers and I've never seen her sniff anything, I doubt they're related, but it's such a broad spectrum so who knows.

Nut ღ Meg Beverly Hills, CA, United States 40235 posts
21st Oct '12

I have a "super sniffer" as well as Riss.



Not sure if it means anything..... :?

Kara-lynn Due July 21; 65 kids; Florida 2063 posts
21st Oct '12

My LO.is only 13 months, but she does that. Everything she touches she smells. I figured it was just a part of discovering her senses.

P3RvYmCp3rv 2 kids; Carlyle, Illinois 11903 posts
21st Oct '12
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" We walk into the hallway of our building, she points out the smell We get on the city bus, she mentions the smell We get to the YMCA... you get the picture. It's making me concerned"


Yea idk is she a super taster too? Like I can't have anything with salt because I taste it and ewww.

Brandi Lynn White 18 kids; Ravenna, Ohio 519 posts
21st Oct '12

I used to do that too I turned out ok and I am aware of alot more things now

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, New York 55081 posts
21st Oct '12
Quoting P3RvYmCp3rv:" Yea idk is she a super taster too? Like I can't have anything with salt because I taste it and ewww. "



Um, not that i have ever noticed. But the only candy she'll eat is chocolate lol. And she prefers her food "raw" (like uncooked veggies and stuff)

P3RvYmCp3rv 2 kids; Carlyle, Illinois 11903 posts
21st Oct '12
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" Um, not that i have ever noticed. But the only candy she'll eat is chocolate lol. And she prefers her food "raw" (like uncooked veggies and stuff)"

I do too!! They dont' taste as strong when they are raw! :) idk I would just ask the doctor next time you guys go in

Monkey Nuts Australia 4572 posts
21st Oct '12

http://onswipe.education.com/education/#!/entry/raising-a-sensitive-child-educationcom,500781707af68a84dc1be66a



That's a really interesting article on kids who have very sensitive habits for smell and taste etc

Monsieur Tastybutt TTC since Jul 2011; 2 kids; Oklahoma 426 posts
21st Oct '12

My daughter is autistic. She's a sniffer and licker (ew) but I don't think that behavior alone is indicative of anything. I've known many regular kids that are sniffers and lickers.

lilsoph 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Kokomo, Indiana 4173 posts
status 22nd Oct '12

my 5 yo aspie is a sniffer (and often a licker too). He smells everything and has a super smell! last week he told me something smelled like 'daddy's computer cigarette' (the e cigarette) and i kept checking and it wasnt on and i couldnt smell anything! turns out it was my glue gun that i accidentally left plugged in... upstairs... the sniffing is a sensory thing, definitely doesnt mean anything by itself but coupled with other symptoms it may