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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!

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early rising baby

Early Rising Baby: Tips for When Your Baby is Up Too Early

Early Rising Baby: Tips for When Your Baby is Up Too Early So many babies between six and twelve months are starting to sleep in longer stretches over night. Parents are ecstatic that their baby is “sleeping through the night,” until they wake at the literal crack of dawn. Or perhaps the baby was sleeping…

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early rising and naps

Early Rising and Naps: Wake Time is Ruining Our Nap Schedule

Early Rising and Naps: Wake Time is Ruining Our Nap Schedule A reader named Ann wrote in for help with her son’s early rising and naps. She wrote: “I’ve been trying to get my 5 month old on a good nap schedule, but it’s so hard as he wakes up at different times each day….

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causes of early rising

Sneaky Causes of Early Rising — What Can You Do?

Sneaky Causes of Early Rising — What Can You Do? A reader wrote in a great question about the causes of early rising. “Hi there. My baby girl has just turned 7 months and her sleeping patterns are rapidly going downhill. From 4 1/2 to 6 months, she was sleeping from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00…

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early rising

Newborn Sleep Schedule: What You Can Do for Some Sleep

Newborn Sleep Schedule: What You Can Do for Some Sleep For anyone looking for the answer to the question, “What does a newborn sleep schedule look like?” The answer is simple: There isn’t such a thing as a “normal” newborn sleep schedule. That’s probably not the answer you were hoping for, but you may find…

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early rising toddlers

Early Rising in Toddlers: Tips to Stop Early Wake-Ups

Early Rising in Toddlers: Tips to Stop Early Wake-Ups Mornings for some of you begin as early as 4 AM. Waking up too early can mean a tired family and earlier naps, throwing off bedtime rituals later. Waking up too late does the opposite, pushing nap time to later in the day and sometimes prolonging…

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naps for preschoolers

Naps for Preschoolers: Your 3 and 4-Year-Old Nap Questions, Answered

Naps for Preschoolers: Your 3 and 4-Year-Old Nap Questions, Answered I have received LOTS of questions about naps for preschoolers and late bedtimes for 3 and 4 year-olds. I chose the most wide-reaching to answer here! Late Night Bedtime Cycle Parent Question: My son will be 4 in September and has generally been a great…

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preschooler still need to nap

Does Your Preschooler Still Need to Nap? Probably

Does Your Preschooler Still Need to Nap? Probably Does your preschooler still need to nap? Surprisingly, many parents and educators feel that preschoolers shouldn’t need this important developmental assist in their education. The Huffington Post recently published an article that points out the necessity of naps when it comes to learning, as well as the…

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quiet time

Quiet Time for Toddlers — Dropping the Afternoon Nap

Quiet Time for Toddlers — Dropping the Afternoon Nap Dropping the afternoon nap in favor of quiet time can bring a big transition for the whole family. Many families ask about the appropriate age to drop their naps for good. On average children give up their afternoon nap at 4 years old. That being said,…

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baby and toddler naps

Baby and Toddler Naps — Everything You Need to Know

Baby and Toddler Naps — Everything You Need to Know Many parents assume that nighttime is the only time that we should worry about our baby’s and toddler’s sleep. What parents often don’t realize is how important naps really are to babies’ development, temperament, and growth. Naps are incredibly important for babies and toddlers, but…

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cosleeping with multiple children

Cosleeping with Multiple Children: The Family Bed

Cosleeping with Multiple Children: The Family Bed A family bed — a fancy name for instances when parents are cosleeping with multiple children in a ‘family’ bed — is quite common. Although not many families talk about it, they do need to consider what happens when another baby is introduced into a family bed. You…

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