I am really having a hard time figuring this out and wanted to see what other natural-minded mamas might think.
My son is 3 yrs old and over the past year especially I've noticed a few things with him that I've filed away in my 'that's odd' part of my brain.
Clothing, it has to be short sleeves or 3/4 quarter sleeves, no collars and preferably cotton material otherwise he crumples in a heap or shrugs his shoulders repeatedly, tugging at the sleeves and crying.
Food is now becoming an issue as everything is too "itchy" or "squishy" and he pretty much lives on the same thing every single day (oats with a handful of chocolate chips and made wet with hot water from the tap)
Odd things, but not too abnormal. I myself struggled with clothing issues all my life to the point my Mom used to get angry because I could feel the seams in my socks and would cry about it. To this day I wear very limited basic clothes.
Food has never been an issue for me though. So I figure maybe some of it is hereditary.
Thing is he has been going on and on about having slippery hands. I can't say I know what he means obviously because nobody knows but him. I know certain fabrics, textures or even sounds will make my hands, specifically my fingers tingle and feel weird. It's uncomfortable but it's just one of those odd things I've always dealt with.
If my son is experiencing the same thing he definitely handles it differently. He will throw whatever he is holding, fall to the floor and run his hands palms down repeatedly across the carpet and cry that his hands are slippery. To be fair this is almost always something he does more of when over tired but it can also happen at other times you wouldn't expect it. He has broken so many toys doing this and is always sorry/upset/angry when it happens.
For example he will be holding a toy car and suddenly rip the wheels off and then fumble it all over the place and cry "My hands are too slippery!"
I've checked his hands and they're not wet or sweaty. I've tried having him wet his hands to see if that helped, I've tried giving him a towel to hold to see if that helped. It's extremely frustrating for me and I imagine same for him.
Has anyone else had their child do this or have suggestions as to help him? I really don't think it's behavioral.