Hi, I'm hoping someone can ease my mind here. I'm only posting this because I have older kids who have sn as well. My baby is 22 months and has some odd behavior. She's quite attached some certain objects. Wet dishcloths and baby wipes are one of them. She climbs up to grab the (I'm sure dirty!) wet kitchen rag and just carries it around. Ditto baby wipes. I find them all over the house if I'm not careful and keep them out of her reach. Another thing is lip balm. She's so bent on having it and eats it!! She literally throws huge tantrums if she can't have it. And it's winter here so we do use it and when she sees it, she begs for it.
To a lesser degree, she's somewhat overly interested in the parts of things. For instance, we got her a nice wooden doll stroller for Christmas. Instead of pushing her dolly in it, she took all the screws and nuts off it.
She's also still tip toe walking and I brought this to the attention of her ped/dr at her last check up, but she wasn't doing it there, however the ped did say she should be walking heel to toe by now for most of the time.
Now, my ds had a lot of these same autistic traits when he was a baby toddler, and he was language delayed. She is not. He is ADHD and just quirky but still has some ASD behaviors.
Also, her words are good, she's putting 2 word phrases together now and her eye contact is good. We have had her gluten free for a while but recently started giving her some gluten again. She's 100% dairy free and if she does get some hidden dairy she is OFF the WALL. All the behaviors plus loud screeching, biting, hitting, spinning in circles, not looking at us or listening at all. I swear dairy affects her like a drug.
Any thoughts? Should I just wait to see if she outgrows this stuff or get a second opinion??