It's normal for your child to go through this phase. Try not to encourage it with lots of talking, singing, rocking, or extra feedings. At around 6 months, you can help a baby to go back to sleep on their own. As long as they don't seem sick, speak softly and rub their back. Comfort them, but don't make it too rewarding by picking them up or feeding them. A nightlight may comfort toddlers who are afraid of the dark.