Our 10-month old child up until recently slept pretty well. We had an established nighttime routine that she reasonably quickly adapted to and eventually (by about 5 months?) went to sleep without fuss when we would put her down in her crib. And then, about a month ago, she started sleeping through the night after a gradual night-weaning process. For both going to sleep and staying asleep at night, a pacifier is an important comforter for her. By this point, she is able to find pacifiers in her crib and put them in her mouth herself.
A few weeks ago though she started climbing up on furniture. Then she learned this neat little trick where when she woke up in the morning before her normal wakeup time, instead of finding a pacifier and going back to sleep, she gets up on the side of the crib and cries. She isn't confident in her ability to sit back down yet after standing up, so she just stands there and cries. And no, she is not waking up because she no longer needs to sleep: she is very drowsy and cranky when she gets up, and will fall asleep with one of us if we get her out of the crib.
And in the last few days, she's started doing this same thing (stand up in crib, unable to sit back down) when we put her down in her crib to go to bed, and it takes several times of laying her back down (waiting 10 minutes or so in between putting her back down) before she falls asleep. And again, she is actually tired when we put her down to sleep.
How can we re-sleep train our baby? How can we get her to go to sleep again without fuss at night, and (more importantly, see below) get her to sleep until her normal wakeup time again? She wakes up 0-2.5 hours early, it varies from day to day.
My question is different than this one, since that question focuses more on baby's safety when climbing up on the crib wall rather than how to get baby to sleep.
My question is similar to this one, but the specifics of the situation are different enough that I didn't find an answer there particularly useful for my situation.