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when dd was born I got in the habit of putting her on my chest to put her to sleep. I would pat her back and sing to her. I ended up having to do that for almost 2 1/2 yrs. sometimes the routine would take a long time, but it was the only thing that worked. I would not let her cry it out. so I vowed not to do that with my next child. when ds was born I didn't do it for about 4 months. he fell asleep real easy, while nursing or being carried around. but now he is in his discovering the world age and won't fall asleep easily, so I have resorted to putting him on my chest, which of course works. but now I feel stuck. sometimes I feel I am forcing him to lay there and sleep, but I know he is tired and just needs to relax. I actually have to be pretty forceful with the patting for him to calm down. did anyone have this problem. what are some other ways to get a 6mo old to fall asleep. should I wait until he is completely exhausted that he falls asleep on his own? any suggestions would be helpful.