Baby Not Sleeping? We Have Sleep Solutions

6 - 12 months olds


Let’s Solve Your Baby’s Sleep Issues Today

Sleeping like a baby sounds great, but any parent of a 6-12-month-old infant can tell you that it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. Sometimes, babies won’t sleep! The good news? At this age, it is easier to sleep train your baby than it would be at an older age.

Keep reading to see how we answer common questions like how long should a baby sleep, how to get your baby to sleep through the night and how to schedule baby’s naps, and general tips on what to when when your baby is not sleeping!! Our approach is to prioritize the sleep your baby needs, and work the rest of their schedule around that. We want to help you improve your baby’s sleep, whether it’s sleeping through the night or taking consistent naps. And, we want to teach you how to do it all  without letting your baby cry it out.

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    Baby Sleep Schedules

We know that no two days with a baby ever look the same, but there are still general sleep guidelines to follow. Babies should get an average of 11 hours of nighttime sleep, with about 3 hours of daytime sleep spread out over 2-3 naps. Sound like an impossible task? Below we’ll give you resources on how to get your baby on a sleep schedule.

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Age appropriate chapters in The Sleep Lady’s Good Night Sleep Tight book will help with daily schedules and developmental changes. For a sample 6-8 month schedule, take a look at page 77 and for a sample 9-12 month schedule, reference page 127.

Articles from The Sleep Lady® Blog:

Ideal Wake, Nap and Sleep Schedule for Babies at Six to Eight Months
Nine to Twelve-Month-Old Sleep Schedule
Different Sleep Schedules — How to Get Everyone to Sleep

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    Baby Sleep Regressions

Your baby is learning so many new, big skills that their other routines —like eating, sleeping, and staying even keeled can start regressing. Rest assured, we have resources on when to expect sleep regressions, and how to get your baby to continue on their schedule through a sleep regression.

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To read more about the sleep regressions by age, take a look at pages 83-90 for 6-8 month olds and 132-139 for 9-12 month olds in The Sleep Lady’s Good Night Sleep Tight book.

Articles from The Sleep Lady® Blog:

7 Month Sleep Regression
9 Month Sleep Regression
12 Month Sleep Regression

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    Night Weaning

Around 6-12 months, most (but not all)  healthy and growing babies need no feedings in the 11 hour period that they sleep. If your baby bottle-feeds or nurses to go to sleep, this is the age to night wean, so your baby can learn to fall asleep, and go back to sleep independently. We will share our top resources on how to gently wean night feedings….even if your goal is to reduce feedings but not eliminate them altogether.

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To read more about night weaning and options on how to implement weaning in your sleep training plan, take a look at pages 100-104 for 6-8 month olds and 148-153 for 9-12 month olds in The Sleep Lady’s Good Night Sleep Tight book.

Articles from The Sleep Lady® Blog:

How to End Night Feedings: Gentle Night Weaning After Six Months
Nighttime Bottle Feedings – How Do I Wean My Nine-Month-Old?
When Is It Time to Stop Nursing Through The Night?

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    Baby Naps & Night Sleep Training

Whether you’re struggling with short naps, night waking, early rising, co-sleeping, weaning off rocking, walking, feeding to sleep or other common sleep crutches – we’ve seen it all! Remember that putting yourself to sleep is a life skill – and your baby can learn this through sleep training. If you choose to start with night coaching and then nap coaching, or vise versa, or tackle both at once, we are here to help!

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To learn more about how to nap and sleep train your baby, for 6-8 month olds take a look at pages 90-97 and for 9-12 month olds look at pages 139-145 of The Sleep Lady’s Good Night Sleep Tight book, which will give you a step-by-step guide to sleep training your baby.

Articles from The Sleep Lady® Blog:

Nap Training: The Best Tips from The Sleep Lady
Baby and Child Sleep Questions: Your Questions, Answered
5 Tips for Better Sleep — Make This the “Year of Sleep” in Your Home


Teaching your baby the skill of falling asleep independently creates a life-long solid sleeper.



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Create Your Own Sleep Plan with Expert Help Geared Towards Your Baby

Our Gentle Sleep Solutions course will take you from sleepless nights to a full night’s sleep in 2 weeks…..without leaving your baby to cry it out alone.

Even if you’ve tried other sleep training courses with no success, you can start sleep training your baby with Gentle Sleep Solutions – a proven, step-by-step system that has helped tens of thousands of families. Unlike other courses, Gentle Sleep Solutions addresses sleep issues that are exclusive to babies like attachment to a lovey or pacifier, bottle weaning, ending cosleeping and so much more! Kim’s team has been helping families successfully get sleep for years and are confident they can help you too.

Gentle Sleep Solutions

Customizable for children from 6 months to 6 years Step-by-step guidance throughout the sleep coaching process.



Kims’ best-selling book can guide you when sleep training your baby [ages 6-12 months] and beyond, as well as serve as a great supplement to the Gentle Sleep Solutions eCourse.

The book will give you typical schedules to follow, discuss developmental milestones and how they affect baby sleep and will give you examples of how to handle tricky sleep training situations like nap transitions, weaning from a bottle, early rising, night weaning and how to improve co-sleeping or how to end it.

I find crying it out (CIO) and Ferber to be rather brutal approaches and wanted something much gentler with minimal crying. This did the trick…

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Creating an ideal sleep environment for your baby will make sleep training much easier – the payoff is priceless!

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