My 15 months old baby has started to walk and talk. Well, he says dad, mum, water, and some other words.
Usually he wakes up once or twice during night, but sometimes he does 3, 4 or 5 times.
In the other hand, he's feeding well before going to bed.
Either when he wakes up 1-2 or 5 times, he does it saying "mama, mama" or "papa, papa", and it seems like he's not getting the discipline of that everyone needs to rest. We can wake up because he pooped, or because he's afraid because some nightmare, or ok, once or twice because he just want to know we're there.
BTW, my wife and me have a dispute about what to do when it's just that he wakes up many times thinking that it's time to play and enjoy instead of sleeping.
My point is that if he doesn't cry and just says "papa" or "mama" to call us, we should await to see what's going on. Who knows if he would start to sleep again once he realizes that we won't go with him if it's not the wake time.
Or, as our pediatrist said some months ago, babies do a small cry of less than a minute, or they repeat a cry simulation and once they realize that mom or dad won't go they sleep again.
The main problem is that in my case I'm with the pediatrist, but my wife wants to avoid any frustration to our 15 month baby. This is a point of discussion, because I feel that, even when you're a baby, you need a small degree of exposure to frustration, because you need to learn that you can't get what you want when you think that's the moment to get it.
And the second problem is that both my wife and me, and also our baby, don't sleep well. Maybe a small exposure to the frustration so mom and dad won't get to him whenever he says "mom" or "dad" at any hour during night time can be beneficial. And in the long term it can assist our baby on sleeping more hours without waking up many times during bed time!
What do you think?