Well, it's tough when you only have one free hand.
Get your minds out of the gutter, people! :p
Why only one free hand?
This would be why.
Lately he has decided that he will only take decent naps (2-ish hours as opposed to 10-15 minutes) if he is held the entire time. Otherwise the mid-nap gas pains wake him right back up. If he's being held, I can rock a little and shush a little, maybe toss in a quick chorus of Baby Mine, and he stays down.
And if I don't get at least 2 good solid naps out of him before 6 pm, he is a CRANKY BEAR in the evenings.
Happy baby with calm evening bedtime is totally worth being trapped on the bed holding him so he stays asleep.
So... yeah... about that post...