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Facing some serious sleep deprivation? We are here to help with our top gentle sleep tips. Kim West LCSW-C, the creator of The Sleep Lady Shuffle℠ and mom of two, has 25 years of experience in sleep training. She has seen everything and there’s no sleep problem too hard for her to solve.

Our gentle sleep tips blog was created by Kim for parents with children as old as 6 years old, right down to newborns. From sleep training questions to weaning, daily schedules, co-sleeping, naps and so much more, we are sure there’s an answer to your sleep questions below!

Gentle Sleep Tips Blog and Resources

For more than 25 years, we have been on a mission to provide
proven, achievable, gentle sleep tips and solutions for parents and families everywhere.

disaster naps

Help! My Baby is Taking 30-Minute Disaster Naps

Help! My Baby is Taking 30-Minute Disaster Naps A mom named Jenny wrote in about her baby, who is taking “disaster naps”—naps less than 45 minutes. She writes: “My daughter is 12 months old and I’m trying to teach her how to fall asleep and stay asleep on her own. She does pretty well at…

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sibling sleep regression

Older Sibling Sleep Regression — 7 Ways Dad can Help

Older Sibling Sleep Regression — 7 Ways Dad can Help When you are expecting an addition to your family you prepare to sleep less, shower less, and generally have less “alone” time. You know the upcoming days with a newborn in the house will be treasured but very, very full. One thing you may not…

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toddler is waking and screaming

My Toddler is Waking and Screaming at Night! What Should I Do?

My Toddler is Waking and Screaming at Night! What Should I Do? A reader named Natalie wrote in with a question. Her toddler is waking and screaming at night. She writes: Hi there. My 19-month-old goes to bed fine, but he is waking and screaming at night until he comes into my bed. He’s a…

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won't nap at daycare

My Baby Won’t Nap at Daycare! What Should I Do?

My Baby Won’t Nap at Daycare! What Should I Do? A mom named Amy is struggling with her daughter who won’t nap at daycare. She writes: Luckily my 8 month old daughter is sleeping through the night now. I am a working mom and not at home with my baby during the week to nap…

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naps are too short

Naps Are Too Short? It’s Time to Nap Coach My Baby!

Naps Are Too Short? It’s Time to Nap Coach My Baby! A mom named Terra wrote in and asked the following question about her baby whose naps are too short: “I have a baby sleep problem. My baby is almost 6 months old. I’m working on getting her 3 regular naps a day. What should…

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transition from co-sleeping

Transitioning from Co-Sleeping to His Crib Using Gentle Sleep Coaching

Transitioning from Co-Sleeping to His Crib Using Gentle Sleep Coaching A reader named Donna asked this question about transitioning from co-sleeping: Hello. My 10-month-old has been co-sleeping with me as I found it easier while breastfeeding. So, where do I start getting him to sleep in his own room? – Donna. Donna, there are a…

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toddler can't self-soothe

My Toddler Can’t Self-Soothe at Bedtime — Tips for Better Sleep

My Toddler Can’t Self-Soothe at Bedtime — Tips for Better Sleep A reader named Maria wrote in about her toddler who can’t self-soothe at bedtime. She’s looking for some bedtime advice: “My son is almost 14 months old. I never sleep trained him. His bedtime is 7:00 p.m. and he is currently napping twice a…

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Sleep Regression After a New Sibling

Sleep Regression After a New Sibling Arrives? Getting Back on Schedule

Sleep Regression After a New Sibling Arrives? Getting Back on Schedule Once children learn to sleep well, they can take change in stride. They can become, as one mom called her toddler, an “Olympic sleeper.” Some kids do get thrown off by common childhood illnesses, travel and the like.  You can get them back on…

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controlled crying doesn't work

Controlled Crying Doesn’t Work — What Should I Do?

Controlled Crying Doesn’t Work — What Should I Do? Gayle wrote: “My almost 8-month old has responded reasonably well to a gradual extinction method of sleep training, i.e. controlled crying. We’re on day 40. “She was settling herself throughout the night by day 5 but still she has a night of waking every three or…

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teething

Is Teething Keeping Your Baby Awake? Here’s How to Help

Is Teething Keeping Your Baby Awake? Here’s How to Help Your baby has so many milestones in their first year. Rolling over, sitting up, crawling, walking, and growing teeth. If your child has trouble sleeping while he’s teething, you may be in for quite a few late nights. There is good news, however! Often, you…

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