For the past week, he has been sick with a terrible cough and runny nose. Just this week, he has been extremely difficult and been acting very much not himself. I don't know if it is because he's sick or what. For instance, I'd try to put him down for a nap this week and he had a meltdown. He screamed, cried, threw himself, and carried on. This has gone on all week and he's never been this way before. He has always laid down with me and cuddled. He has even gotten this way at night as well. I always make sure to give him cough medicine at least 30 mins before his nap and before bedtime. This morning, he woke us up at 4:30am. I figured we could just cuddle in bed together, but nope, he completely threw another fit. It sounded like we were severely hurting him. He went on for almost two hours. When my husband stood up and held him, he stopped crying. I have also noticed that when he gets upset when he's playing, he sits on the floor, and throws himself. I seem to think he's acting out because he is not getting his way. My husband seems to think he is acting out because he doesn't know how to tell us how he is feeling because he is too young and all kids do this. I have a bunch of cousin's that I have babysat in the past and I've never seen a 15 month old act this way. I don't have a problem with letting him cry it out, but it does break my heart to see him so upset.
What the heck is going on and where is my sweet little boy who always cuddled with me? How long do you let them cry it out for? And I think spanking a 15 month old is too young.