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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.

daylight saving time

Daylight Saving Time Tips — 9 Hints for Springing Forward

Daylight Saving Time Tips — 9 Hints for Springing Forward It seems like the winter holidays just ended, and it’s already on the horizon — Daylight Saving Time! In the US, we spring forward on Sunday, March 14, and it’s Sunday, March 28 in Europe. The week afterwards is usually one where everyone feels a…

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Sleep Schedules – Your Two-and-a-Half to Five-Year-Old

Sleep Schedules – Your Two-and-a-Half to Five-Year-Old Preschool sleep needs change quickly! Between ages two and three, average sleep needs drop to about ten and a half hours a night, plus an hour-and-a-half afternoon nap*. Four year olds need eleven and a half hours at night, and most no longer nap daily, although they do…

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stop blaming parents

We Must Stop Blaming Parents for Baby Sleep Problems

We Must Stop Blaming Parents for Baby Sleep Problems This article has been reprinted with permission. Original title: “Sleep research and advice is full of parent-shaming and it needs to stop“ I recently met a woman who told me that when her baby was roughly four-months-old, she was persistently fussy and just wouldn’t sleep…at all….

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soothing bedtime routine

Creating a Soothing Bedtime Routine – 7 Tips to Meet the Challenge

Creating a Soothing Bedtime Routine – 7 Tips to Meet the Challenge For toddlers and preschoolers, a soothing bedtime routine can often be the most challenging part of the day. It means another transition and separation from you, at the same time that everyone in the household is a bit tired and sometimes frazzled from…

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Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide — Something for Everyone

Let’s face it: we all procrastinate. When you become a parent, holiday procrastination just comes with the territory. If you have small children, you’re probably never alone in a store for any length of time. Before you know it, it’s time to start wrapping presents! With so many options for online shopping, we’ve put together…

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travel naps

Travel Naps: Tips for Maintaining Naps During Holiday Trips

The holidays are a time when we get together with friends and family, and that sometimes involves traveling. The mere mention of travel with little ones can immediately raise your blood pressure! You’re concerned that all the gains you have made with your child’s sleep habits are in jeopardy if you change time zones or…

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Holiday Travel Sleep Tips from The Sleep Lady

Are you planning to travel this upcoming holiday season? If so, you’ll want to create game-plan for your child’s sleep routine that will help you face the unpredictability of holiday travel. I can help you do just that with my top holiday travel sleep tips. The name of the game when traveling with small children…

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Let’s Get Ready to Fall Back! 8 Steps to that Extra Hour of Sleep

The end of Daylight Saving Time is just around the corner. An hour seems like such a small amount of time, unless it’s the hour between 5:00 and 6:00 a.m.! If you have small children, they won’t automatically fall back when the clock changes. The good news is, with a little planning, you can ease…

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Our Vacation Ruined Sleep for our 2.5 Year Old! Help us Recover

Today, I’m going to answer Sarah’s question about how their vacation ruined sleep for their child. “Dear Kim, I have a two and a half year old son name Gavin. He has always slept well at night for his entire life. Goes to bed at 7:30, 8pm and wakes up at 7 a.m. He’s healthy….

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