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

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How to Get Your Baby to Sleep at Night in Five Easy Steps

There aren’t many things that humble a person more than having a child. New parents quickly find themselves thrust into the world of on-the-job training, and “been-there-done-that” parents may realize that each subsequent child requires a different set of tricks and tools than their previous offspring did. Getting a baby to sleep is perhaps one…

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Sleep Coaching vs. Sleep Training — What’s the Difference?

In today’s society, it’s common to hear the word “sleep coaching” used interchangeably with the term “sleep training,” especially in the world of sleep — or should I say sleep deprivation? But if you encounter a Gentle Sleep Coach you’ll more than likely hear her talk about sleep coaching vs. sleep training. You’ll probably start to…

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Gentle Sleep Coaching: How Do I Eliminate My Baby's Night Wakings?

Hi. I’m Kim West, the Sleep Lady, and in this video, I’m going to answer Jamie’s question that she posted on my Facebook page. Here’s what she wrote: Hi. My nine-month-old wakes during the night for her dummy (or pacifier) and also one night feed. How do I eliminate this? She goes to bed at…

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Typical Toddler Schedule – How to Balance Work and Sleep Schedules

Typical Toddler Schedule – How to Balance Work and Sleep Schedules A mom named Jennifer wrote into our site to ask a long but important question about a typical toddler schedule. Like so many parents, she has more than one child’s schedule as well as work and life to balance. She writes: I’m a huge…

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The Top 16 Sleep Lady Blog Posts of 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at the different sleep issues I tackled this year.  I covered baby, toddler, and even parent sleep, as well as multiple sleep challenges such as coaching twins, night terrors, and those ever-tricky naps! Here are 16 top posts…

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Baby Sleep: My Top 4 Holiday Sleep Tips

The holidays are quickly approaching, and while they are some of the most joyous times we can experience with our family, they can also be some of the most stressful times. This is especially true with young children whose sleep routines can easily get thrown out of whack! While some children are more adaptable and…

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Baby Sleep and Temperament: No Rest for the Weary?

Written by Certified Gentle Sleep Coach, Child Development and Infant Mental Health Specialist, Macall Gordon, MA. Macall is also the owner of That First Year. From the moment my daughter was born, I knew that she was not like other babies I had seen. Instead of the fuzzy, unfocused newborn gaze, hers was like a laser…

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Newborn Sleep: 12 Things That You, as a New Parent, are Doing Right

Written by Andrea Strang, Certified Gentle Sleep Coach, Postpartum Doula, and owner of KinderSleep. One of the most common things I hear from parents is that they feel like they are “doing it wrong”.  There is nothing that can adequately prepare you for the journey into parenthood. You may find yourselves feeling overtired and overwhelmed,…

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Baby Sleep Coaching and Project Night Night by Sleep

Can you imagine not knowing where you will lay your head tonight? Or tomorrow night? Or next week? What if you had to leave all belongings behind when you were evicted because you had no space to call your own? What if you were a young child in this situation and you left behind a favorite toy or blanket? Not…

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