Our LO seems to be overly sensitive to louder sounds. I thought it was something he would sort of grow out of but he's 7+ months now and it almost seems like it's getting worse. When there is a loud noise he will throw his hands up in the air and let out a quick yell. If the noise continues he will shake his arms, yell continuously and eventually start crying. Examples of noises: paper bags, packing tape, wrapping paper, etc .... Unwrapping presents at Christmas upset him a lot, we actually stopped until he went to sleep and then opened quietly. But today my DH was simply grabbing his carrots out of a ziploc sandwich bag and it upset our LO.
Anyone have this same experience? I don't know if he just has super sensitive hearing or maybe there is an underlying issue that I should be bringing up to our pedi.
Pregnancy #1 EDD 1/20/13, D&C for unexplained miscarriage at 12w
Pregnancy #2 EDD 8/28/2013, Carson was born on 6/28/2013 at 31w - spent 37 days in the NICU
Re: Loud (not really) sounds
I'd def bring it up to your pedi, but at the same time I wouldn't be overly worried about it. He's just very aware of his surroundings
I vividly remember an incident right before their first birthday where my husband was getting out a new trash bag and putting it on the can. He swooshed it and it made a loud noise. J started hard core baby belly laughing and S whimpered. My husband did it again and J continued to giggle while S melted down into tears and took five minutes to calm down with lots of hugs and kisses. It really drove home for me that every baby is different. So your son very well might be a more sensitive kid like my S and other kids you meet might be more like my J. Both can be totally "normal".