I'm not sure what I'm actually worried about, tbh. DS is generally now extremely cruisy, rarely cries unless something is really upsetting him, is happy enough playing alone, is getting into imaginative play and chats away at me etc etc.
But, he gets extremely distressed if
A) he accidentally makes a mess. Yesterday he was in his room with a squeezie yoghurt and he squeezed it too hard and it spilt on the floor. He came running into find me yelling 'oh NO ! oh NO!' And was close to tears.' I've never been one to get angry at accidents so I don't think he's scared of me being upset. I went with him to his room and told him it was alright, it was just an accident, and he got very upset at me cleaning it up because he wanted to clean it himself.
B) although he gets into tactile exploration (a LOT!), he becomes quite distressed sometimes when he doesn't like the feel or sight of what's on his hands. It's usually 'slimey' types of things, like yoghurt again. He yells out 'dirty! dirty!' And again, doesn't like me to help him.
C) with noise, and at the moment it's virtually any noise that is unfamiliar whether loud or soft, he backs away or runs away, withdraws into himself and puts his hands over his ears. If I take him and show him the source of the noise and explain it he's usually alright again. He can't even handle the Thermy at like speed 3 any more and he used to love it. I have to say to him 'noise coming' and then he will put his hands on his ears and be ok. Also, he is quite happy to make his own very loud noise.
So is this all developmental stuff, does he just like to be independent and solve his own problems, or is there possibly some sort of sensory anxiety going on? Should I be looking out for something in particular?