Ok, I have had this issue since LO was born, he is an unbelievably light sleeper. When we brought him home I would swaddle and nurse him to sleep and about 10 mins or so of him sleeping I would try to put him in his crib. He always woke up and once he did this he was fully awake until I nursed him to sleep again. After a while I would try to put him in his crib while he was drowsy and tried to get him to fall asleep on his own but he would not. I let him cry it out once and it went on for over an hour. I do not want to go through that again. So to save my sanity and to get any kind of sleep I just started co-sleeping. My LO is almost 8 months now and the entire time we have had a horrible, horrible time sleeping. He has only slept for a 4 hour stretch once in this whole time, the rest of the time he wakes every 2 hours. He will not sleep unless I am right there and he is in my arms. If I am out of his eyesight for even a second during the evening he screams (I'm a BF-ing SAHM). I have tried to have my DH, my mother and my mother-in-law all to help getting LO out of my arms and into a crib and they have had no success either. Another issue is what time he sleeps. At first I tried about 7:30 as a set bedtime with a little bath and a book. LO was way too excited after the bath and book, woke every hour and stayed awake at 4. So I stopped the bath and just tried 7:30. Same issue. Since then I tried an hour later till I finally got to 11 (which I feel is way too late for a baby). If he lays down at 11 he only wakes every 1.5-2 hours until 7-8. He also will not let me move even slightly while we are in bed. If I move at all he wakes and starts screaming. I feel I am reaching my breaking point with so little sleep, bad sleep when I do sleep and 0 time to myself. I have read all over and cannot seem to find anyone that has a LO like this. He is a fairly happy baby during the day but once he gets tired all bets are off. What I wanna know is, are there other moms out there with this issue and has it gotten any easier or am I doomed to wait until he's 24+ months for it to get better? Me and my DH have both tried to let him CIO but he gets so riled up he gets very red, sweaty, tears every where, snotty nose and almost pukes. Idk if it's separation anxiety or what but I need a little relief.