Is this bad?
DS was easy to put to sleep, with nursing, up until about a month or so ago. His highneeds personality is manifesting into a hyperactive toddler. So now when he's obviously tired (no illness, ear infection, teething, etc) he will fight his sleep, stumble around, bump his head, and just be totally miserable. So one night, after I'd had enough flipping back and forth from side to side trying to nurse him to sleep, I just held him down to the bed, with my arm around him. He cried for approx 30 sec and then it dwindled down to a whine, then a wimper, and within 5 min he was sound asleep. And now I do it and it takes even less time sometimes.
I feel slightly guilty, like this is CIO or something though. On the other hand I'm running out of patience to put him to sleep at this stage.