My 17month old has recently shown some tactile sensitivities with tape/ contact paper. It’s almost as though she has a fear of them and freaks out if it touches her. I’m always trying to expose her to different textures and experiences so I’m not sure where this came from.
Additionally her feet have become really sensitive too. If a thread or crumb touches her foot she points and says “boo boo” and can’t move on without someone removing it.
Again, I definitely give her many sensory experiences daily from water/ice play, squeezing lemons, full body finger/feet painting, contact paper collaging etc. so I’m just confused where this is coming from. I really want to support her as these situations seem to cause her much distress.
What would some appropriate next steps be so that she can cope as well as become less threatened from these materials/experiences?