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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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.

6 Tips for Surviving Holiday Sleep Challenges

Ah, the holidays. It’s the most wonderful time of the year…except when it comes time to get your children to bed. Not surprisingly, January is one of my busiest months! The days are shorter, nights are longer (and more exciting!), there are lights, activities, family get-togethers, and more. It’s no wonder your children have sleep…

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Teething – How to Get Back To Sleeping Through The Night

Hi! I’m Kim West, The Sleep Lady, and in this video I’m going to answer Yolanda’s question about teething and sleep. Here’s what she wrote in: “My daughter is nearly 14 months old and was a great sleeper until she began teething at about 9 to 10 months old.  At first, we would have a…

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The Sleep Lady’s Holiday Giveaway – 11 Products, 11 Winners!

‘Tis the season for giving. We’re so grateful you’re here, we are giving eleven premium baby products and packages to eleven very lucky winners. All you have to do is read about the products, scroll down, and enter to win! MAM Win a $75 MAM gift package of assorted MAM items including bottles, pacifiers, oral…

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The Sleep Lady’s Complete Guide to Holiday Gifts for Every Stage

Fall seems to fly by. As soon as we’ve eaten the last piece of Halloween candy and set the clocks back an hour, we’re already looking for those unique gifts for the holidays. Finding that special gift for everyone on your list can be a real challenge. That’s why The Sleep Lady has put together…

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Early Rising — How to End Those Early Wake-ups

Having a baby is akin to having a human alarm clock. Both wake you up with sudden noise, but what do you do when your baby or toddler wakes before 6:00 am ready to start their day? Sure, the average baby wakes ‘early’ by most adult standards but any time before 6:00 am is too early by…

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Crying and Sleep Training: Understanding and Coping with Tears

What do you think of when you hear the words “sleep training” or “sleep coaching? Lots of non-stop crying?  That’s a common concern for most parents who seek help with baby sleep and decide to begin sleep training. While cry-it-out methods like Weissbluth’s (which is called extinction) and Ferber’s (which is called graduated extinction) work…

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How to Fall Back Gracefully to Standard Time with a Young Child

The article, How to Fall Back Gracefully to Standard Time with a Young Child, first appeared on U.S. News and World Report. On Sunday, Nov. 5, in the United States and Canada, and October 29th in Europe, we will set our clocks back an hour. For a brief moment, it will feel like we’ve stolen an…

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My 15-Month-Old Needs Me to Lie Down in His Bed — Help!

Hi! I’m Kim West, The Sleep Lady, and in this video I’m going to answer an anonymous mom’s email about her 15-month-old who needs her to lie down in his bed to fall asleep. “My 15-month only goes to sleep with his arms around me. I’ve tried The Shuffle for 3 weeks now, but when…

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Single Parent and Sleep Training? How to Make It Work for You

Being a single parent is no easy task. Whether it’s due to divorce, death, a spouse in the military, or that’s just how it is, handling the day-to-day tasks of raising a child alone can test even the most organized and composed person. Being a single parent and sleep training your baby? It sounds impossible,…

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