My toddler has been waking up 2-5 times a night for the past 1.5 months following the birth of our twin girls last December. Each time, he comes into our bedroom and asks us to take him back and sit with him in his room until he falls asleep.
Before the twins were born, he slept through the night consistently, 8-10 hours. It was very rare to have a bad night. So we just thought he needed the extra parenting at night since he's no longer the center of attention. The twins cry at night for food and such so I'm sure he's being woken occasionally. But even when it's quiet, he's still waking up and coming to our room.
He sleeps in a toddler bed against the wall. He has a white noise machine and a small night light he likes. We're just tired and it's getting very difficult to not yell at him and send him back to bed on his own.
The twins are still in our room. We're working on getting them to sleep on their own.
We're not really sure how to get past this and I think it's been long enough. We've asked him kindly to stay in bed. We've tried bribing him with sweets. We've tried to get him to explain how he's feeling. Nothing seems to work.