My 22 month year old has had several staring spells where he seems unresponsive. He is almost always sitting in his high chair eating. He stares down like he's looking at his hand for several minutes. You call his name and he doesn't respond. Usually when it's over he lets out a brief cry. This happened on Christmas and he appeared to have several that day. We ran EEG tests for several days at home but it was all normal. They seem to have disappeared up until this morning where it appeared that he had an unusually long episode lasting about 10 minutes. However, he did have some movement. Looked up a few times and when we rubbed his chin to try and get him to look at us he smiled. He smiled again when we lifted his arm. He is learning and behaving well, like a normal 22 month old otherwise. Once the EEG results came back the neurologist and our pediatrician both said not to worry and just keep an eye on him. I'm not sure if it's absence but when he has these spells it's definitely abnormal. Any feedback would be appreciated.