Usually I try to write about what is working for us, but now I need to know what worked for you!
Alright. Z turned one on St. Patty's Day! I have been anxiously awaiting him to start magically sleeping through the night. Okay, I will even settle for him waking up once in the night. But my wand must not be working. I'm not sure that it ever worked. My daughter was 15 months old before she slept through the night.
Here's what I'm doing:
I lay Z down for bed about 8:30 (awake) with a pacifier and Spot (his lovey). He falls asleep on his own. We have a Cloud B Sleep Giraffe for white noise.
He usually wakes up again around 12ish, 2:00, and 4:30. Then he's up for good at 6:30. Did I mention that he is not a newborn? I have tried to lay him back down at these times, and sometimes after long bouts of crying he will fall asleep. But he will wake up 30 minutes later still hungry. So usually when he wakes up, I will nurse him. He will typically go right back to sleep. I know it could be worse...he could be staying awake for an hour or more (but I'm so tired I kinda feel like complaining).