Last updated on May 30th, 2024

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Kim West, MSW, Mom of 2, creator of The Sleep Lady Shuffle

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baby sleepBaby Sleep Tip:

Secret #5 -Both quality and quantity of baby sleep matter

This means getting:

The right kind of sleep

This means unfragmented, uninterrupted and “motionless.”

Don’t wake your baby to eat unless he physically needs to eat, and no rocking, swinging or car riding, as movement keeps the brain in a lighter sleep, which is not as restorative to the brain as deep sleep.

The right timing

As in consistent bedtimes, wake-up times and nap times.

The right amount of sleep

Excerpt from 52 Sleep Secrets for Babies

Author: Kim West, MSW, Mom of 2, creator of The Sleep Lady Shuffle

My name is Kim West, and I’m the mother of two beautiful girls, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been a practicing child and family therapist for more than 21 years, and the creator of the original gentle, proven method to get a good night’s sleep for you and your child. My sleep journey began when I started experimenting with gently shaping my daughter’s sleep by not following the conventional wisdom at the time. After having success (and then more success with my second daughter!), I began helping family and friends and my step-by-step method spread like wildfire, exactly like an excellent night of sleep for a tired parent should!