We're having a harder and harder time getting DS to nap. We got into the habit of rocking/shushing, and it used to be easy. He would be asleep in less than 10 minutes. Now he is 8.5mo and is screaming when we start the routine, and just won't settle. Either cries or plays. I know we need to figure something out quick, but I don't know what will work. He just doesn't settle if we put him down in his crib awake. And I'm not OK with CIO methods.

Anyone else in the same boat have something that worked?