I've heard good things about The No-Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley. I picked it up at a second hand store but haven't read it because what we're doing is working.
When I night weaned my son, my friend (she has lots of experience with young families, is against CIO and pro attachment parenting) told me just to give him any comfort but the boob; like offer a sippy cup of water in case he's thirsty, give him cuddles and whatnot, and explain that we don't nurse at night anymore and he can nurse in the morning. She told me three nights could be rough, but after that, they get the idea and they're fine. Sure enough. It was way easier than I thought it would be. My son was older than yours, and since we cosleep, it was easier to cuddle him and get him back to sleep. But I imagine it could work similarly if you're willing to not get much sleep for a few nights and stay to comfort him. It's not really CIO if you're there with him offering comfort. And I would say if it doesn't work after three nights, maybe he's going through a needy period and just not ready yet.
But it could just be a phase if he's getting his molars in. Follow your instincts on if you think he's ready or not.
Hope you find a solution you're all happy with.
<blockquote><b>Quoting White Chocolate Milk:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting i made a vagina.:</b>" Could he be teething? They get molars around that age."</blockquote> He seems like he is at times."</blockquote>
That could be why he's waking up so frequently. Check his gums...maybe he's hurting.
<blockquote><b>Quoting Cat Abbott:</b>" I've heard good things about The No-Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley. I picked it up at a second ... [snip!] ... getting his molars in. Follow your instincts on if you think he's ready or not. Hope you find a solution you're all happy with."</blockquote>
We've gotten that book but SO would follow the step need be to do it. And he's looking for a quicker solution. Results from that book can take up to a month to show up. When I get a few days ill try that and just be prepared to be a zombie. DS has a strong will against sleeping if things aren't perfect so I'm sure it will be interesting.