My 20 month old son still does not consistently sleep through the night. He will occasionally have a night where he makes it all the way through, but they are rare. He wakes up randomly, cries for a bit & sometimes goes back to sleep on his own. Other times, like last night, one of us has to go in & soothe him back to sleep. Lately, this is accomplished by rubbing his back or tummy in the dark without picking him up out of his crib. His crying will wind down & usually after about 10-15 minutes, he's quiet again. "Crying it out" does not work with this boy, but we did try that. If we don't go in, he'll just get himself worked up even worse. We brought him into our bed a few times when he was sick with a bad cold, but other than that, he's always slept in his crib. Lately, he's only being waking once or twice a night. He's had somewhat of a difficult time with teething, so I've always chalked it up to that or general growing pains. He's not too cold, or too hot. Amazingly, I'm adjusting to the lack of consecutive REM sleep (going on 3 years, if you count pregnancy), but I don't know if there is something more I can be doing to help him stay asleep. Do I just need to accept that having a baby means I have to wave bye-bye to a good night's rest?