Old time poster on this thread. We struggled big time with DS sleep from the beginning. Fast forward, we are blessed that he finally sleeps through most nights (ie, without us getting up to fix his dummy problem). I admit that it will be a big struggle ahead when we want to wean him. Ok, so what's the problem? In the last few weeks or so, he has been waking up in the middle of the night wanting to play or wanted some comfort (sick or severe separation anxiety). To get us some sleep, we have created a potential problem. We brought him to our bed. Ignored him, he was fine and eventually fell asleep.
If we leave him in his cot for the time he wanted to play, he would fuss (complaining) non stop until we showed up in his room. DH tried stay in his room once, patting him, refusing picking him up. He wouldn't stop crying during all these. After all these efforts, he only slept 30 mins and started again.
Now, he is expecting to come to our bed in the middle of the night.
So what's your strategy to deal with this?