My husband and I started out letting our son "cry it out" and he never cried more than 5 minutes. Now, bed time rolls around, and we have our nighttime ritual of good nights and stories and songs, then I put him to bed while he is still awake. Within minutes, he is out cold. We never put him in our bed, or ran to him everytime he made a sound. This worked best for us. Just find something that works best for you. You could always try to put the baby in bed with a few "safe" toys and let him/her play him/herself to sleep. Good Luck with everything!
at 10:45 PM on Jul. 27, 2010