Letting a baby cry for "a sec" as the first poster suggested is NOT letting her cry it out! Geez people. Over react much?
If you go in a the first little stir, you could be waking the baby. Leaving him for a minute to see what he's going to do is NOT going to hurt him.
If he's hungry, obviously you'll feed him. Is wet or dirty, you're changing him. We all get that.
But if it's just waking to play, and you've been going in at the first sound...it could be that you're waking him the rest of the way. Just give it a second and see what happens. He might just play and go back to sleep.
Now...it should be expected that he wake at night, he's young for sleeping through. But for the 2-3 hours waking...keep everything dark and quiet if you do need to get him. Little light, don't talk to him just do what you have to do and leave his room.
at 1:59 PM on Nov. 4, 2009