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.

Why Your Child Needs A Bedtime Story

One of my favorite things to do with my two girls was reading them their bedtime stories. It was a way for us to connect, snuggle, and explore new stories together! Of course, sometimes we needed to repeat a favorite story for a few days (or weeks) until the girls were ready to move on…

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5 Reasons Gentle Sleep Coaching Works

As parents, we have so many decisions to make: what to feed our children, where they should go to school, to use a pacifier or not…and then there’s sleep. When their children don’t sleep well, often, parents assume that it’s just a phase, when in fact it’s something that you need to teach your child…

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Re-Starting The Sleep Lady Shuffle After A Regression

Re-Starting The Sleep Lady Shuffle After A Regression “Dear Sleep Lady, We have a 20-month-old and have been using The Sleep Lady Shuffle since she was six months. My question is this: when she hits a sleep regression, teething, or mild illness do we just Shuffle through it from the first position? I never know…

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How Important Is “Drowsy But Awake”?

Would you like me to answer your baby sleep 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’m Kim West, The Sleep Lady, and today I’m going to answer Ashley’s question:  …

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Naps: Not Just For Kids

My mission has always been to help families get the sleep they all need. Admittedly, I usually focus on helping you help your child learn the skills they need to sleep. I have probably written a thousand pages on naps alone – for your child. But the latest research points to the value of a…

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The Link Between Personality and Your Child's Sleep

  I am excited to collaborate with Christina, a mom with some great first-hand experience dealing with a super-alert child, as she shares below.  When I was pregnant with my firstborn I became fascinated with the idea that a full-fledged human being with her own likes and dislikes, needs and wants, personality and preferences, was…

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sleep coaching and pacifiers

Sleep Coaching and Pacifiers: Sleep Coaching With and Without Them

Sleep Coaching and Pacifiers: Sleep Coaching With and Without Them Hi. I’m Kim West, The Sleep Lady, and today I’m going to answer Kate’s question about sleep coaching and pacifiers: “My seven-month-old goes down fine at about 7 o’clock and has been sleeping through until about 11 p.m. or 1 a.m. Then I give him…

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4 Essential Tips To Make School Mornings Better

Many of you have already started back to school, which is both wonderful and slightly terrifying-especially if you’ve been struggling with sleep. For those of you who are starting back this week or next, you have a little bit of time to help prepare your kids for a more structured schedule. For those of you…

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Success with the Sleep Lady Shuffle — The Secret Ingredients

Success with the Sleep Lady Shuffle — The Secret Ingredients As a first time parent and with so many readily available philosophies on how to do everything with my child from feeding to diapering to sleeping, I spent the first 3.5 years of my son’s life sleep deprived, exhausted, confused and in search for answers….

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