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RESOURCES TO ANSWER YOUR SLEEP TRAINING QUESTIONS

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.

3 year sleep regression

The 3 year Sleep Regression — What to Expect From Your Preschooler

The 3 year Sleep Regression — What to Expect From Your Preschooler Congratulations! You’ve made it out of the phase of intense and frequent sleep regressions. Yes, your child’s sleep will sometimes be affected by major changes for the rest of their lives. Face it, we are all sleepless now and then. Starting a new…

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back to school routines

Back-To-School Routines for your Special Needs Child with Checklists

Back-To-School Routines for your Special Needs Child with Checklists As parents at the end of summer — for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere — it’s easy to put off the bedtime routine piece of our back-to-school checklist until the very last moment. We may even be tempted to simply forget routines altogether and…

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sleep for kids with special needs

Sleep for Kids with Special Needs — 4 Huge Benefits

Sleep for Kids with Special Needs — 4 Huge Benefits Parents know that sleep for kids with special needs is sometimes hard to come by. Having a more well-rested child will always make life a little smoother. Consider these four benefits for you and your special needs child: Better moods More open to learning Awake…

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The Sleep Lady Shuffle: How to Gently Sleep Train your Baby

The Sleep Lady Shuffle: How to Gently Sleep Train your Baby When many parents think of sleep coaching, they automatically draw images of screaming babies and children in a room alone while the parent hides and pretends that the crying isn’t killing them. Most parents just can’t do that. It’s not fair to the child,…

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sleep regressions

Sleep Regressions — What Are They, and When Will They End?

Sleep Regressions — What Are They, and When Will They End? Your baby or toddler was sleeping well — napping during the day and going to bed smoothly at night. Now you can’t get her to sleep no matter what you try. If you and your baby are suddenly very short on sleep — and…

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nap training

Nap Training: How to Get Good Naps for Good Nights

Nap Training: How to Get Good Naps for Good Nights Naps are an essential part of both the baby and toddler sleep requirements. Naps allow little bodies to recharge and process the activities that have happened so far in their day. For some children, naps are a challenge, a daily struggle, and often frustrating for…

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night weaning

Night Weaning After Six Months: How to Gently End Night Feedings

Night Weaning After Six Months: How to Gently End Night Feedings The most common problem behavioral sleep disorders is that most children who experience problems falling asleep have never learned to fall asleep without a breast or bottle in their mouths. Their need for this sleep crutch compounds as they get older and no longer…

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co-sleeping and room sharing

Co-Sleeping and Room Sharing – Tips for Sleeping Safely

Co-Sleeping and Room Sharing – Tips for Sleeping Safely The term “co-sleeping” is often used alongside “room sharing”. While having your child rooming with you for the first six to 12 months is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), sleeping with a baby in your bed is another story. The confusion and controversy…

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lovey

The Lovey — Your Child’s First Best Friend

The Lovey — Your Child’s First Best Friend It’s bedtime. You’ve gone through the whole routine — bath, stories, songs. As you turn to leave your tiny toddler for the night, she stands up in her crib and reaches out, crying for you to come back. That’s when you hand her that precious item she…

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sleep regression

Sleep Regression: When, Why, and How to Start Sleeping Again

Sleep Regression: When, Why, and How to Start Sleeping Again We’ve all been there. Your baby has been peacefully sleeping through the night, and, consequently, so is everyone else. Then, out of the blue, your sweet baby is up at all hours, wanting to be soothed, fed, and crying. What happened? Many refer to these…

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