My 2.5 yr old seriously wakes up in the middle of the night to throw a temper tantrum!
I sleep in a seperate room with our 1 month old, and DH sleeps with the 2 yr old.
It always starts out with just a little wimper in between sleep cycles, then he starts using his "I like to hear my own voice" cry/scream. Soon it escalates into all out hysterics and nobody can calm him down. He starts saying things like "I want a blanket" (whether he has one or not) and then immediately says "I don't want a blanket!" Or he'll tell whoever is in the room with him to "leave" over and over until they actually make some move to leave and then he repeatedly shouts "stay!"
This literally goes on for hours! He never exhausts himself enough to calm down or go back to sleep without interventions, but of course what works one night doesn't work the next. We are running out of ideas of what to do!
Has anyone else had to deal with something like this?
Any idea what's going on here?