LO goes to sleep awake but drowsy nearly every night. He falls asleep in his own bed. We don't have a great night time routine because we just try to get him straight into his bed when he starts to yawn/gets a blank stare. Sometimes he gets his last bottle while he's in his bed. We also almost never take him out of his bed when he wakes in the MOTN. He used to go back to sleep no problem on his own or with us just giving his pacifier back. But for the last month or so it is not working... he goes to bed fine, but the middle of the night wakings are really becoming a problem. Do we let him cry it out when he wakes up? He has never had to cry himself to sleep, so I'm not sure it makes sense. He rarely cries at all unless he's hungry, but we hate giving him a bottle during the night. I know we're creating a terrible habit of feeding him back to sleep. But what else do we do? We always wait a minute or two before going in (sometimes take a bathroom break first) and lately it's turned into hysterical screaming by the time we get in there.
Can we do CIO in the MOTN even if we don't need it at bedtime??