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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.

newborn naps

Naps, Naps, and Naps! When, Why, and How to Get Your Baby to Nap

Naps, Naps, and Naps! When, Why, and How to Get Your Baby to Nap Getting your child to sleep at night is a major milestone and goal for parents everywhere. But did you know that daytime sleep plays a huge role in that quality nighttime slumber? Learn why they’re important and how to get solid…

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drowsy but awake

Drowsy But Awake — The Cornerstone of Successful Sleep Training

Drowsy But Awake — The Cornerstone of Successful Sleep Training The term “Drowsy But Awake” comes up in just about every piece of advice about sleep coaching. But just what does it mean? Newborns drift in and out of sleep in short cycles, while older babies and toddlers consolidate into more regular patterns. The minutes…

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cosleeping toddler

Cosleeping Toddler: Teaching Independent Sleep in Your Bed

Cosleeping Toddler: Teaching Independent Sleep in Your Bed At some point, everyone needs to learn to put themselves to sleep, and that includes your cosleeping toddler. The point of cosleeping is to allow everyone in the family to sleep well. That also means that you do not have to continue to go to bed at…

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cosleeping newborn

Safe Cosleeping: Creating a Safe Environment for your Baby

Safe Cosleeping: Creating a Safe Environment for your Baby How you choose to sleep is personal, and if you choose to co-sleep, there are a few things you need to know in order to be safe and secure. Parents need to ask themselves a few questions before they make the decision to co-sleep, even if…

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cosleeping baby

Cosleeping and Sleeping Through the Night — Is It Possible?

Cosleeping and Sleeping Through the Night — Is It Possible? “We have been co-sleeping with our 8-month old son for some time now. We did try CIO originally but stopped because we were so uncomfortable with it, and since then we’ve been sharing a bed. The positive outcome of CIO was that he can now…

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Bottle Weaning – Saying “Bye Bye” to the Bottle for Good

Bottle Weaning – Saying “Bye Bye” to the Bottle for Good There are so many factors that affect baby and toddler sleep. If your toddler (or even preschooler) is using a bottle at naps, bedtime, or to re-settle overnight, then he or she might be using it as their sleep crutch. If you notice that…

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common newborn sleep problems

Common Newborn Sleep Problems and What to Do About Them

Common Newborn Sleep Problems and What to Do About Them We’re each unique and so are our children. Parents often see this uniqueness reflected in the way their baby sleeps. Some babies arrive ready to be swaddled and have sweet dreams. Others fight sleep day and night. Your family’s sleep challenges may feel as unique…

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toddler night weaning

Toddler Night Weaning: How Do I Stop the Constant Night Wakings?

Toddler Night Weaning: How Do I Stop the Constant Night Wakings? A mom named Hailey wrote to me and asked me a question about toddler night weaning: “My one-year-old wakes up six times a night. Sometimes it is for his pacifier and sometimes it is for milk. But mostly it is for no reason other…

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Night Weaning My Baby: My Baby Wakes All Night! Please Help!

Night Weaning My Baby: My Baby Wakes at Night! Please Help! A mom named Melody was desperate for help. She asked, “I need help night weaning my baby!” Here’s what she had to say: “My 11 month old son doesn’t have a problem falling asleep, it’s staying asleep. He still wakes at night… sometimes 3-4 times…

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The 9 Month Sleep Regression — When Your Baby Stops Sleeping

The 9 Month Sleep Regression — When Your Baby Stops Sleeping You’ve been here before. Suddenly your baby is resisting naps, waking up at night, and you’re tired! It probably feels like it came out of nowhere, but around nine months is a very common time for babies to have an interruption in their regular…

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