My DS is 9 mo and while he's been sleeping through the night since he was 2 mo with no help from us excpet a bottle, naps are another story. I still rock him to sleep for those, it literally only takes a few min and because it's always been so easy I never really thought about future needs of him getting himself to sleep. We go in turn on his music, give him his pacifier (the only time he gets one anymore, not even at night) and rock. I've been trying that routine but putting him down before he's completely out but as soon as he's on the mattress he is wide awake and will stand up and want to play. I've left the room and left him in there but 45 min later he was still awake, had been crying for about 10 min and was ready for his next feeding early. Do I just keep doing that or are there other tricks/tips I can try?