Within about ten seconds, our kitty jumped into my lap, curled up and started purring. You don't understand--this is not a cat who generally likes people. Every cat cliche you've ever seen?
My daughter slept in 45-minute increments for six months. Then it was every two to four hours for the next year. She didn't sleep through the night until she was 18 months old. I would have listened to nails on a chalkboard if it would have put her to sleep! (For the record, if we were friend when she was a baby and you knew about this song and didn't tell me...we cannot be friends anymore!) As she got older, she used every stall tactic in the book.
Last night I tucked the two of them into bed and they were both sleeping within ten minutes. If I could bottle this song, I'd be rich!