Hee hee.. It's normal for babies not to STTN reliably yet. He's probably going through something -- a milestone, teething, separation anxiety, and once it tapers off he'll start sleeping more again.
My 14 month old wakes up every couple days once or twice, and sometimes wakes up several times.
There's really nothing you can do.. you can try to encourage self-soothing by massaging and talking softly, but if he's not soothed by that then I think it's only humane to give them whatever it is they want (my son simply wants held for a minute most times. It's sortof sweet. heh.)
I think he'll give you more rest soon.. USUALLY by 18 months they're better at self-soothing (when self-soothing is APPROPRIATE anyway. If they're feeling a little insecure or having nightmares or in pain it's still normal for them to want mommy.. well into childhood! Babies are just more sensitive)
To the lady with the 2 y/o, nightmares maybe?
at 1:18 AM on Apr. 23, 2010