Jude is feeling better now, over the flu and onto the next awful thing, throwing fits. It has been coming for a while I think but now that he is feeling better, all bets are off. My once happy, smiling baby has turned into a tyrant. If he doesn’t get what he wants, say the remote controls, a sip of whatever mama is drinking, etc or even for no reason at all he throws himself into hysterics. We’re talking full force screaming, thrashing, snotting, crazy freak out. If you try to hold him he straightens his body out and thrashes and if you put him on the ground he flips onto his stomach and lays on the floor screaming and kicking. It is awful. So awful that I’m half convinced that maybe he has an ear infection, but it just seems like he is so angry, not hurting.
After looking around on the Internet it looks like this is possibly normal behavior for a 12-18 month old? Something to do with feeling strong emotions for the first time and getting overwhelmed. At this point it seems best to just try to sit by him and be there for him when he is in the middle of these tantrums, but I am SO open to advise. Anyone else go through this with their little ones?