Second, CIO (Cry It Out). The earlier, the better. Do it as soon as your are committed to it. See the CIO posts for more input (Should You Do CIO: http://babywisemom.blogspot.com/2007/11/should-you-do-cio.html and CIO Bootcamp: http://babywisemom.blogspot.com/2007/11/cio-bootcamp.html).
Third, don't even start with the sleep props. Just don't do it. Some day you are going to have to wean the baby. Do you think it is easier to not give a pacifier to a 1 week old for a nap, or to take it away from a 1 year old? If you think the latter, you haven't yet met a 1 year old. Do everyone a favor and don't do it. Just my opinion. Again, do what you want, yada yada.
Fourth, let the baby sleep in his or her bed as much as possible.