The first time I realized this was when my first little boy, Riley, was approximately four months old. Every night he would wake around 3am. He would cry and I would stumble out of bed on command to feed him. It never took long, but my all important sleep (every new mother understands this!) was interrupted every night.
I'm aware that what my article doesn't take into account is the little personalities of each child. They're all so different! What works for one definitely won't work for the next one. This never changes!! And just when I think i have it all worked out one of my children throws me a curve ball!! : )
I really like this article. Thank you for writing this! My daughter is now almost 2 1/2 years old, and she still wakes up a couple of times during the night. I still am against crying out method (I'm just too weak to not respond.), but I wish I'd read something like this when she was still a baby. I'll keep your article in mind when the time comes for us to have a second one, which we are hoping soon :)