DS often wakes in the morning and from his day nap in complete hysterics and it's really starting to worry me. He gets plenty of sleep - between 10-12 hours overnight and usually a 1.5 hr day nap. This morning he woke at 5.20 (which is pretty normal) and as soon as I went into him he threw himself back down in his cot and it started. I got him out and had to put him on the floor and now 45 minutes later he's still going.
It's like an ordinary tantrum (kicking, screaming etc), but he also goes into this strange place where he gets a very blank look on his face and his eyes just stare - like there's no-one home. Nothing I do helps - if I go near him, pick him up or talk to him he gets worse, if I leave him alone he gets worse. It usually lasts about 30 mins but can go anywhere up to 40/50 minutes and happens probably 4-5 days of the week. When he comes out of it on his own accord he's very chirpy and talky and normal - it's all a bit 'manic'.
I get his normal tantrums as there's usually a trigger, but this worries me as there doesn't seem to be any triggers. Has anyone else's LO been through something similar? I feel like it's definately not normal, but don't know where to start looking if he needs help.