In the past week or so, my 15 month old son has been fairly regularly waking up from his afternoon nap crying. The crying seems to go from anger to hurt to tantrums, and back again, and he's inconsolable. It usually takes a good hour for us to calm him down - he's so upset he'll throw any food o drinks you give him, he kicks and throws himself back on the floor if we set him down, etc etc. Nothing distracts him. The only consistent thing I can find each afternoon is that it's always when he wakes up between 3 and 5 pm or so. It's not happening every day.
I am at a loss as to the reason for it. I seriously can't tell if he's gassy, if he's teething just at that moment, or if he's had a nightmare, or what! I'm hoping someone here might have some insight!
I should also mention in the past week, after this all started, he entered the stage of life where he wants something until you give it to him, and then he wants nothing to do with it. Once you take it away, he wants it again. And we've been playing that game a lot, but it makes it extra hard to tell if he truly doesn't want something or if he's just trying out his boundaries with me. :)