I have posted before on here about thinking my 2 year old has sensory issues. Today's trip to the park kind of confirmed it for me. We went to the park, which has little rocks as the base, and Eliana was wearing her crocks. Well the WHOLE trip was spent with her freaking out and taking her shoes off because one teeny pebble got caught in her shoe. She wouldn't even set foot on the playground after awhile because she was scared of the little pebbles hurting her. Everyone was staring at us like we were weird because she would come to me crying because of the pebbles in her shoes and I would take them out and calm her down and the second she set foot on the playground again she would freak out. One time she actually made it to the little slide but when she sat down at the top to go down she started freaking out again about something touching her skin (not sure what it was) and wouldn't budge. So there were other kids lining up behind her and she's having a meltdown. Obviously I took her down. But I felt so bad for her because it was obviously it was really upsetting her. She kept saying the she was "ouchie". She has lots of other sensory issues too but just seeing her around all these other "normal" kids really made it clear. I am hoping it is JUST sensory issues because she is at high risk for bipolar disorder and sensory issues are a symptom of it. I have bipolar and major sensory issues. She has other symptoms of bipolar as well. But for right now we are going to just focus on the sensory issues so anyone have any websites or books they can point me towards that can tell me some things I can do to help her?
Shawna, married to Michael, mommy to Elijah 1/18/01, Olivia 11/9/02, and Eliana 1/22/06