PLEASE tell me this is a normal phase...
LO just turned 1. He started STTN at 6 months. But, he goes through random spurts of time (a couple of days to weeks) where he will wake up around 3am and want to eat. At this point I'm only giving him 2 ounces, which seems to work great. He goes right back to sleep and wakes at a reasonable hour.

DH and I are so conflicted. We always put him into bed awake and he falls asleep on his own. He sometimes wakes up around 10-11pm and chats for a few minutes and then goes back to sleep. So I really don't think he is waking up and not being able to fall back asleep.

We've tried CIO and he will cry for upwards of 2 hours. It's brutal. We did CIO to sleep train and it worked amazing with very minimal crying. The kid is hungry. I just feel all this pressure from others and the internet that a kid at 12months should not be eating overnight.