I would love some advice!
My 7, almost 8month old son has always been an okay sleeper. But within the last month he has started waking erratically through the night, usually every 1-3hrs. He will sometimes go straight back to sleep after a feed, but lately has been waking as soon as I put him back in his cot and will absolutely refuse to sleep unless he's being cuddled or has some kind of physical contact with me (sometimes I'll lay my hand on him for comfort, but he wakes as soon as I move it!). Sometimes we can do this dance for up to 3hrs through the night, and I'm absolutey at the end of my tether.
He's mix fed, and although I dont feed him to sleep during the day he'll usually fall asleep while being fed at night once he's satisfied.
I know at this stage they can go through a 'clingy' stage, but he has no other trouble napping through the day and is perfectly fine being with other people and being put down to play by himself.
Can anyone lend some tips on how to settle? We have tried Tracey Hogg's Baby Whisperer methods before when he was much younger, which have worked. But now it seems he has learned to outsmart it and to be perfectly honest I'm just too tired to keep trying and failing.