so i posted about 2 months ago that i was really concerned about some of DS's behaviors. he is now 13 months old and most of his extremely concerning behavior has passed. he was being very aggressive towards my husband and i, he was self harming by hitting his head against the wall, he was constantly hitting and smacking.
glad to say most of those things have stopped. he still occasionally hits, but once we say "no" or "stop" and hold his hands he will stop. he is a relatively happy toddler. he says a few words (daddy, doggy, ball, cracker). he is extremely "talkative" (although i don't know what he's saying lol) and he is really playful. he loves to be kissed and hugged now, which is something he completely hated 2 months ago. he even gives me kisses when i ask.
the only thing i'm still really worried about is his eating habits. he eats nothing besides crackers and sometimes yogurt or other pureed food. rarely though. he used to HATE touching it to the point of freaking out and throwing a tantrum, but now he will happily play with a bunch of wet, messy food but will NOT put it near his mouth. we got him evaluated by early intervention and they agreed that he was picky but he did not qualify for services, meaning they didn't think he has SPD. so while his eating habits are completely awful, they don't think it's SPD. what would it be then? i'm really concerned and i don't want him to lose any weight. he is already pretty thin (32" and 24 pounds) but not unhealthy looking thin...
Sounds like normal toddler behavior to me. My child got to the point where she would only eat a couple of bites of random things a day. She is very picky. She only wants to eat spaghetti o's and cereal now....ugh.
My Son also eats very little. When he was your Son's age I gave him two, 8 oz bottles of Toddler formula with a dose of Poly Vi Sol. Now at 3 he gets a pediasure, multi vitamin, omega 3 and fiber. His Pedi is certain he has a SPD but with eating that takes time for them to get over it. If you think about it adults have many food aversions too. Only adults know it won't "kill them" to try something new. Kids are unsure and just not interested. All you can do is make do with what they'll tolerate and then supplement after that.
Hey I just came across this and I just wanted to say he sounds perfectly normal! Try pasta, it was the first real food my son would eat.
My son is 2 and a half and only weighs 27 lbs, and is pretty tall(about 36" I think, could be wrong). And he's fine! He weighed less than your son at that age(around 19 lbs)