DS is 17 months and lately has been throwing massive tantrums over different things.
Sometimes it's because he gets told not to hit the dog in the head. Other times it's because we tell him it's time for a clean nappy or to get changed/dressed (well these are everytime we try to do them).
And other times it's because he wants to be carried everywhere. He wants us to just stand up and hold him, not happy with us sitting down and cuddling him. These are probably the worst tantrums.
It's not like him to want to be carried everywhere. He has been sick but he is better now and it's still happening. I can't keep carrying him as my back is beginning to get worse.
I try distracting him with something else which sometimes works. I've tried giving him a stamp on his hand as a reward if he lets me change his nappy without a fuss.
But other times he just keeps going. Like this afternoon. So I tried ignoring it and letting him go. 20 minutes later he was still going with no sign of stopping. Crying, throwing himself on the ground.
I know it's because he doesn't have the communication skills yet and doesn't understand why he can't have what he wants but I just don't know how to handle it anymore.
I don't want to continually just give in and pick him up and make the behaviour worse but at the same time I don't want to just ignore him when he is so upset for an endless amount of time.
It's really getting to me and I don't know what to do.