I have a 23 month old that has always been a terrible sleeper. He has only slept through the night once when he was 16 months old- a complete fluke. He does not sleep during the day as when he does our nights are 10 x worse. He goes to bed a seven ( has a full size bed) and me or my OH sit next to the bed until he falls asleep, this normally only takes 5 mins. Then he wakes anytime between 10 and 12 ( is a different time everynight) and comes into our bed ( i know bad habbit, but when you have got to wake up in the morning and teach 30 four year olds- it is much easier to get up once a night than 7 times) I am now pregnant with second and we really need to get this sorted now. We need to be able to put him to bed without having to sit next to bed and need to keep him in his bed all night. I really do not want to do controlled crying. Is there anyone with any sleep training strategies that we could use. Sorry for lack of spaces and paragraphs on Ipad.