I have a 16 month old ds and he is having some tantrums recently which seem to be caused by frustration that he cant do what he wants. My ds throws himself backwards, shouts and kicks his feet, sometimes he gets cross and tries to pinch me. Usually very short episode of couple minutes and then he goes back to playing and being happy. Not sure about the sleepy and limp this hasnt happened with us. Do you mean he is sleepy and limp during or after the tantrum episode?
my ds is 16 months and whilst he throws tantrums, he doesn't go sleepy and limp. oposite actually, he seems stiff and angry, hitting out and throwing his weight around. he does cry over nothing too, throws a whopping great tantrum for nothing, usually fustration/ tiredness etc.
Hi thanks for your messages, singsong he seems to go very tired during the tantrum, and his eyes go very red rimmed, i know this seems strange but it seems to happen the same time every day, been to see the doctor who seems to think that it is a tantrum, but for my peace of mind is refering him to a peditrican !!
yes, I think I would also get this checked out. And go with your instincts. What other people posted sounds familiar to me, eg going rigid, screeching, hitting/kicking. My children also had an alarming tendency to start shaking with rage, just before a HUGE explosion! But what you said in your OP, sounded a bit different.
I had thought of that singsong, he has just woke from his nap and am waiting for it all to start, have give him loads of love nad attention for the last 15 minutes and he is playing with his toys now, this has been going on fir a couple of months now, and at first i did think was tantrums but after speaking to other people not so sure !!