With our new baby I have picked up a few tips. I’m not sure they will work for any baby but they work for ours! So getting the baby to sleep: If she is fed, and changed, and tired I then prepare the sleeping room. I make sure the room is warm and dark and then If needed I whip out the white noise CD. Another thing we like is bouncing on an excercise ball, it makes the baby think she is being walked about but uses a lot less energy!