My son is 15 months old, and in general a very easygoing and mellow baby. He had colic for the first 2 months of life until I cut out dairy and he was instantly cured. Since then, he doesn't cry that often, but I feel like I handle it really poorly when he does. I feel very frustrated and overwhelmed when he's crying and I don't know what he wants. Sometimes he lies on the floor (we call this being a "floor baby") and just seems really frustrated and upset - is this an early temper tantrum? As he gets older, he can communicate more and more (he does about 10 signs and seems to understand most of what I say). This means that he cries less often, but when it does happen and I can't figure out the reason it FREAKS ME OUT! I feel like I should be able to "fix" whatever's wrong, but I don't know what's wrong and I can't fix it. I don't yell at him or anything, but I think he can probably sense my silent frustration. I feel like his behavior is probably pretty normal - I'm more concerned about my own reaction. Any advice on how I can handle his crying better? Thanks in advance!
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overwhelmed when toddler cries