I have always been a proponent of aromatherapy, the belief that certain scents can have an almost medicinal effect, and that they can be used to remedy everything from headaches to moods to sleep habits. For years I have kept dried lavender on my bedside table to offer soothing and calming scents before sleep. I have also used lavender oil drops added to bath water and body lotion to enhance the soothing effect before bedtime.
If you have a baby who is fussy before sleep or is restless while sleeping, try the line of lavender enhanced products from Johnson & Johnson. Their baby lotion (which I STILL use, even as an adult!) as well as baby oil and bath wash all come in soothing lavender fragrance. Used before nap or bedtime they can provide that extra calm and quiet that can help your baby (and you) settle into a restful nap or sleep.
Johnson & Johnson baby products are available at most major pharmacy and supermarket chains.