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.

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10 Benefits of an Early Bedtime For Your Child

This article originally appeared in US News & World Report Many of your child’s sleep struggles may be significantly lessened by one new habit: an early bedtime. I often talk to parents whose children struggle with waking up at night, early rising, and resisting getting in bed as well as going to sleep. One of the most…

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VLOG: My Toddler Wakes Every Night and Won't Take a Nap

Hi. I’m Kim West, the Sleep Lady, and in this video, I’m going to answer Samantha’s question about her toddler who wakes every night. She posted the following on my Facebook page: My son is two and a half and doesn’t sleep a lot in the day, and goes from 5:00 am to 6:00 p.m….

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Sleep Training Babies – Is it Really All or Nothing?

As parents, we all want our babies to feel safe and secure so they can go to sleep peacefully at bedtime. But how do we make that happen so they can sleep through the night without suffering through bouts of heartrending crying? It would be great if there was one definitive, easy answer for us,…

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The Sleep Lady's ULTIMATE Grand Prize Baby and Toddler Sleep Giveaway!

Thanks for participating in the Sleep Lady’s ULTIMATE Baby & Toddler Sleep Giveaway! One lucky winner will take home the ultimate prize package — one of everything below! To enter, scroll to the bottom of this page. Entries will be accepted between March 15th through March 21st,11:59pm EST. We’ll announce the winner on Wednesday the 22nd. Good luck!…

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Night Waking — My Baby Won't Nap and Wakes Up at Night

Hi. I’m Kim West, the Sleep Lady, and in this video, I’m going to answer Sally’s question about night waking. She posted it on my Facebook page. Here’s what she said: My eight-month-old constantly wakes during the night. She cries out some of those times when she’s still asleep. Sometimes she’ll settle with a cuddle…

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Psst – Do You Co-sleep With Your Baby? Reduce Risks With These Tips

This article originally appeared on US News and World Report, February 14, 2017. When it comes to infant sleep practices, perhaps no topic is more debated than whether parents should co-sleep, or share their bed with their infant. Concerns about the risk of suffocation and sudden infant death syndrome prompt health care professionals to warn…

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Sleep Training Your Baby: Options Beyond Crying It Out

This article originally appeared on US News and World Report, January 13, 2017. Parents of sleepless babies often feel torn between what they think are their only two options: let their baby cry it out or hope it just resolves over time. There are other effective options. Parents can choose a sleep training method that fits with their values…

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Love is All You Need – Valentine's Day Giveaway from the Sleep Lady

Valentine’s Day brings out the love in all of us. We’re showing our love for our followers with a loaded Valentine’s Day Giveaway. Win products from Nösh, Copper Pearl, Kim West (The Sleep Lady), and Go Mama Go Designs.  Here’s what you could win: Nösh 3 packs of Nosh Munchables – $60 value Copper Pearl Bib Set…

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Toddler Sleep – The Transition From Two Naps To One Nap

Hi. I’m Kim West, The Sleep Lady, and in this video I’m going to answer this mom’s question about the transition from two naps to one. “My son is almost 16 months old. For a couple of weeks he did not want to sleep for his second nap, so I thought he was ready to…

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