Hi Slovie (and other moms), I have a 6 month old and I'd like advice on how to get him to get to sleep easier and stay asleep longer. I am already doing a bedtime routine, but sometimes my son, even though he's tired, just wants to look around at everything in the room. This is true even if it's dark. Also, can you advise on getting him to sleep for naps as well as bedtime. Also, as a woman who is working full-time, I have a babysitter putting him to naps during the day, but he cries a lot beforehand. I really don't want to let him cry it out (and my husband is totally opposed to that), but that seems to be the consensus among my friends. Finally, what's your opinion on the pacifier? Now, he's pretty dependent on it to calm down. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!