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.

Take a Nosh Break

As parents or caregivers, we all need a quick break, sometimes just five minutes to check email or return a phone call. Nosh snacks provide a tasteful distraction for your baby. The teething wafer allows your child to enjoy a quick-dissolving snack, while you enjoy a quick moment to breathe. Nosh snacks are great for…

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The Top Four Reasons Parents Love White Noise

Our Dohm sound machine has long been a “must have” for moms.  People generally understand that white noise is soothing for babies, and ANYthing that could help promote sleep is worth its weight in gold – but there’s a lot more to it than that.  Here are the less-obvious reasons you’ll love having a sound…

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Going Back to Work and Managing Your Child’s Sleep Schedule

If you are working outside the home as a new mother you may feel like you have a Herculean task! Among numerous challenges you face is the need to balance your work schedule with your child’s sleep needs. It can be downright tricky to juggle their needs in the morning while you get ready for…

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My Two Year Old Won’t Sleep Without Me

Hi. I’m Kim West, the Sleep Lady. Kate wrote to me because her two year old won’t sleep without her. “Hi. How can I get my two-year-old to sleep without me?” This is a great question, Kate. Of course, even though it’s a simple and short question it has a big answer. Check Out These…

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The Link Between Sleep And School

The makers of 2breathe are generously awarding two lucky readers a 2breathe device, coaching, and support in return for answering the sleep survey for school-aged children.   Sleep and Elementary Aged Children   Do you have an older child who is having continual difficulty falling asleep? According to the Sleep and Behavior Problems in School-Aged Children…

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Nightmares, Night Terrors, And Everything In Between

Guest post by Dr. Andy Rind  One of the most common sleep complaints parents bring up with their pediatrician is nightmares. Nightmares can be very challenging for parents and of course upsetting for your child. When trying to help improve their child’s nightmares, it is important to first makes sure that nightmares are, in fact, what…

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3 Benefits of Getting Your Child To Bed Earlier for School

One of my vivid childhood memories is being told to go to bed earlier for school. Especially as the first day of school was getting closer. I never liked it. I would stand at the doorway into the living room, look at my parents, and pout, asking for special permission to stay up “just a…

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My 9 Month Old Doesn't Sleep Through The Night

Would you like me to answer your baby sleep coaching problem in my next video? If so, post your question on my Facebook Page! I will pick several questions a month to answer and post them here on the blog! Hi! I am Kim West, the Sleep Lady, and in today’s video I’m going to answer…

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The Sleep Lady Responds To A Sleep Training Study

You may wonder, does it really matter which sleep training method you use with your child or will they learn to go to sleep on their own eventually? Will any method harm a child’s psyche or ability to attach? This discussion is ongoing among those who study and write about sleep training methods as well…

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Get Your Beauty Sleep

Moms have often told their daughters to get their beauty sleep. Recently, science has  caught up to the wisdom of moms everywhere and validated what Mom has always known: you just look better when you get good sleep! We spend a lot of time here discussing the vital role of sleep, including good naps, in…

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