Last night was not so good. Brandt woke up at 10pm, 12am, 2am, and 3am ... and which point I brought my pillow & blanket into the room and slept next to his bed. Until he woke up for the day at 5:45am. He NEVER sleeps past 6am ... ever. I honestly have no idea what to do. A crib tent won't work because our crib is a weird size, and I don't know if a baby gate at the door would work because his room has double doors. As for the Benadryl option, I don't know what dose to give him because the box says to ask a doctor for kids under 6 and I don't want them to think I'm drugging my kid.
And I feel like all we're doing now is reinforcing this behavior, because he knows that when he gets up we have to carry him back to bed and put him back. And if we leave the room before he falls back asleep he will get back up and follow us. But I don't know how else to handle this ... we can't just ignore him when he's standing next to our bed saying, "Mom! Daddy!"
He's not sleeping well, we're not sleeping and it's getting old fast.