we hav two bubbas, oldest is a boy just turned two, youngest is a girl just turned 10 months old. at night we have a pretty set routine of baths and solid food and/or bottle dinners, brushing teeth, a few giggles and cuddles and then to bed. we started both our babies on sleep routines at about 3 months of age, at first when our oldest was put down in his cot (at 3-4 months of age) he would cry for a few minutes then he learnt to put himself to sleep with a simple smile. we did the same with our girl and she has been great too. call it luck or determination, tears and patience but they both go to bed everynight at about 8 with no cries at all, and both sleep through to atleast 7 and even when they wake they play peek a boo with eachother or chat away babytalk til i get into their room at about 8:30.