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    Default Normal nearly 3yo behaviour

    Can somebody please tell me if this is typical nearly 3 year old behaviour?

    Lining up things is a daily occurrence. They are usually all facing the same way and he gets upset if one is out of place? There is ASD in DHs side of the family and I'm not sure if I'm just being a little paranoid.

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    I have heard it can be normal. Both of my kids did that, because they did not know any other way of playing with them, no idea to even pretend to drive them or make car noises or whatever the toy was. I.e no imagination. Thats when it becomes a problem, if the child only does this with the item and nothing else.

    And if the distress turns into a full blown freak out. Not just whingey whine etc.

    From my personal experience.

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    Oh DE thank you, I was hoping you would see the thread!

    Yep, lots of race car driving, broom brooming and using his brothers head as a car track lol!

    Sorry to be a bit pedantic, I'd hate to think I was in denial without being paranoid. It's a hard line to balance.

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    It is odd behaviour, but i had quite a few toddler mums on my fb tell me their kids were doing it too around the time i was cncerned. Only their kids werent loosing the plot big time if a car was moved etc...

    Hugs* its good your ears perked up tho. Your on the ball

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    Hmmm, the more I think about the more I think I should get him 'checked'. Who would be my first point of contact?

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    My 3yr old has autism and gdd, he still plays with cars making broom broom noises etc, so you can't rule it out based on that. My son also doesn't get that upset when you disrupt his lines.
    Is there anything else that you think isn't typical behavior?
    The first place to start would be with your gp or pediatrician.
    Good luck!

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    Thanks Mel. Not sure what is classed as atypical. He is like the ever ready bunny, he can just keep going & going. Terrible sleeper. Socially good with other kids. Shy & cautious with adults. Slow to talk but has caught up a lot over the last few months. Knows all shapes, colours, can count to 20ish with minor assistance. Told me last week a hexagon has 6 sides. Three months ago he didn't know ANY shapes and could only count to three. Runs everywhere, doesn't walk. Day care teachers have trouble getting him to participate in group activities because he just wants to play.

    How does that sound?

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    Ild say yes. My DS does it with his cars.

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    When ds1 was that age he would line up whatever he could. Cars were his favourite. He would line them all end to end. We had to leave them as well as he would want to see them in the morning. He would do it with any same sized object like dvd cases, etc. I was worried about autism as from my limited knowledge that was an indication. But he outgrew. Probably about the time he went into kinder and saw another way to play. For mine if was completely normal.

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    My DS1 did it too, got cranky when DS2 would mess them up. He is fine

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