Fern - posted on 05/21/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
My son, who is almost 3 and a half is obsessed with water. He would play in it, soak in it, shower in it, wash his hand in it, etc. all day if I let him. I guess its soothing to him or is meeting a need like making some of the other uncomfortable feelings go away when he's in the water. He has sensory processing issues. His issues are mild to moderate so far. We have been working on his speech for 18 months and his sensory issues more informally for about a year. Brushing has helped, but it does nothing to over-ride his need to be touching water 24/7. And similar stories or any suggestions would be so appreciated. I am at my whits end with the water problem. He gets it everywhere and I spend half my day cleaning it up. It doesn't help that our bathrooms all have wooden floors, so it has to be mopped up immediately so it doesn't seep into the floor.