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Three year old sensitive to noise

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Scattymum101 Thu 22-Oct-15 11:27:42

My dd has just turned three. She's meeting all her developmental milestones and is generally a happy girl.
However in the past month she seems to have gotten very sensitive to noise.
She doesn't like the Hoover or hand dryers which I think is fairly normal but lately it's been things like -
- she doesn't like her sister being in the jumparoo as its 'too noisy'
- she gets upset when her sister cries as it 'hurts her ears'
- she's even started asking to turn the volume down if she's playing on the iPad (I used to have to battle with her to turn it down as she liked it blaring)
She asks me to turn the music off in the car.

Is this normal and a phase? I am quite sensitive to noise and hate things like repetitive banging or tapping. I'm hyper mobile and apparently hyper sensitivity can come with this according to my dr.

maybebabybee Thu 22-Oct-15 11:29:59

She may just be very sensitive. I was like this as a child and am still like it now though not with everything - for example I'm fine with 'office noises' like keyboards etc but I can't bear it when my sisters have music playing at a gathering so there's conversation and music going on at the same time. Also hate music being too loud in car/telly being on constantly etc.

obviously I am a grown woman and not a three-year-old girl but I was like this at three and still like it now...I think it's just the way I am.

Scattymum101 Thu 22-Oct-15 12:01:17

I'm the same. I hate going out coz I can't hear people and I struggle when I'm teaching if the classroom noise is very loud while I'm teaching a small group as I can't concentrate.

I think I panicked a bit as its come on so suddenly and know it can be a sign of asd but she doesn't show any other signs. X

KatyN Thu 22-Oct-15 17:57:05

My son 3.11 has just started commenting on things being noisy. He'll often put his hands over his ears. I am suspicious it's from the cold that he's just finished but if it continues I might see the gp. Only because it's something new

Wishful80smontage Fri 27-Nov-15 07:46:27

OP is this still happening for you?
My dd is nearly 3 and started doing this out of the blue in the last week or so- clamping her hands over ears and saying 'its too noisy' 'too scary' for everything from the radio, tv or just when Im talking to someone.

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