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.

21 Tips To Get You Ready For Daylight Saving Time

In the wee hours of spring each year you may notice that it is getting lighter a bit earlier and inwardly shout “hooray!” I know that I am ready to put away the snow shovel and gloves and spot some spring bulbs coming up in the garden! Another sign of spring that may take a…

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When Sleep Coaching Fails — What Goes Wrong?

Do you feel like you failed at sleep coaching — it just didn’t work, and you don’t know why? It’s hard work to get your baby sleeping better. You probably read, researched, and made a plan to make bedtime smoother and to get more hours of uninterrupted sleep at night for you and your child….

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Video: My 19-Month-Old Needs Gentle Sleep Training!

Hi. I’m Kim West, the Sleep Lady, and in this video, I’m going to answer Natalie’s question about gentle sleep training for her toddler. Here’s what she wrote in: Hi, there. My 19-month-old goes to bed fine, but wakes in the middle of the night and screams until he comes into my bed. He’s a…

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Your Baby Registry — Gugu Guru Makes It Easy and Stress-Free

When it comes to your baby registry, it can be overwhelming to think of all the odds and ends you may need. However, the most important items for your registry are any products that will help you establish healthy, safe, and supportive sleep routines for baby. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite registry items…

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Help! My Baby Wakes for Night Feeds 10 Times a Night

Hi. I’m Kim West, the Sleep Lady, and in this video, I’m going to answer Alexandra’s question about her son who wakes for night feeds. She wrote: My almost eight-month-old is still waking for milk. He’s sleeping with me because if I put him in this crib he wakes up about ten times crying and…

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How To Stop Cosleeping: Transitioning Your Child to a Bed

How To Stop Cosleeping: Transitioning Your Child to a Bed We’ve talked a lot about cosleeping, and the many benefits to safely cosleeping with your children. But what if you’re ready to make a change and end your cosleeping relationship? Maybe no one is sleeping. Perhaps you’re an “accidental cosleeper” — lying down to get…

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Video: Help! My Toddler Wakes Up When the Newborn is Nursing

Hi. I’m Kim West, the Sleep Lady. In today’s video I’m going to answer Jade’s question about her toddler who wakes up when the newborn is nursing. “How do we get our 2 ½ year old to stay asleep in her room at night? I have a 9-day old baby. I’m struggling with night feedings…

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The Top Ten Sleep Lady Posts of 2017 – Year in Review Countdown

It’s time for a countdown! As we’re getting ready to jump into 2018, we’ve done a little countdown of our own. Here are the ten most-read articles on the Sleep Lady’s blog for 2017. There seems to be a common theme in these — we spent 2017 trying to figure out when our babies were…

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Night Waking – How to Kick the Habit for Good!

Hi. I’m Kim West, the Sleep Lady, and in this video I’m going to answer Tiffany’s question about night waking. Here’s what she wrote in: “I cannot kick the night wakings of my nine-month-old. Our daughter is obsessed with her bottle whether hungry or not and must have it when she wakes for comfort. How…

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