Dear ladies, My DS is a 15 month old sweet, playful boy. He acutely dislikes parties and other social events. DH and I do not got to too many parties and we mostly socialise with parents with children of the same age. Ever since he turned 1 year old DS dislikes going into crowded rooms or meeting new people. Sometimes he even cries when we meet people that we see regularly. Most of the time DH and I take turns holding him and comforting him. He also dislikes doctors visits coz he does not like his ears or nose being touched, also dislikes being in stores. He is fine when we are outside in the street or park. He loves to run around and play with other kids. He is friendly and does smile and wave to strangers. I have been trying to take him out more often and meet with people on a one on one basis as opposed to a room full of people. There are a couple of my friends kids that he likes and plays with them really well. No problems at all. I have noticed that he likes kids who play gently and are not in his face. He does not like screaming and aggressive play. DS is also scared of loud noises like blender, pressure cooker and gets startled easily. Now Iam wondering if this is a phase that he will get over or is my child shy( am using this word for lack of something better) Have any other parents been thro this. Any ideas, suggestions?