I have a 2 year old son who has always been a crappy sleeper - he woke every hour until he was 13 months, now wakes at least 4 times a night.
We've tried so many different things to improve his sleep but ultimately nothing has made a difference, so we have basically accepted this is his sleep temperament and figure that he will eventually grow out of it.
But do crappy sleeping babies/toddlers really "grow out of it" or do their just turn into crappy-sleeping kids?
I'd love to hear from parents of older kids who had crappy-sleeping babies/toddlers. Did they eventually grow out of excessive nighttime waking and needing lots of soothing to fall asleep? If so, what do you remember about the turning point.
I made the mistake of reading a "baby sleeping advice" book at the library and of course it made comments about how, if you don't address sleep problems in the baby/toddler stage, they will just get worse.
Urgh. I usually don't doubt my parenting, but I'll admit I have times when I wonder....hmmm.....what if we had done CIO? Would my son really be sleeping any better now?
Some perspective please!