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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.

wean the pacifier

Wean The Pacifier! How to Sleep Train Without the Binkey

Wean The Pacifier! How to Sleep Train Without the Binkey A reader named Holly wrote in about how to wean the pacifier and get some better sleep for her nine month-old. She writes: “My nine-month-old still wakes up four times a night for apparently no reason. Any advice? I give her water in the night…

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cries until she throws up

My Baby Cries Until She Throws Up — What Should I Do?

My Baby Cries Until She Throws Up — What Should I Do? A mom named Kate wrote in with a concern about her 9 month-old who cries until she throws up at bedtime. She writes: “My 9-month-old still co-sleeps with us and wakes up to 2 to 3 times per night for breastfeeding. I’m really…

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security blanket

The Security Blanket: The Power of the Blankie for Baby Sleep

The Security Blanket: The Power of the Blankie for Baby Sleep Moms are always asking me how I get my children (and also my client’s children) to sleep so well.  My response is that I am a firm believer in the power of the blankie.  Sure, newborn babies often receive many blankets as gifts. This,…

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Hair Twirling at Bedtime? How to Break a Common Sleep Crutch

Hair Twirling at Bedtime? How to Break a Common Sleep Crutch A reader named Amber wrote into The Sleep Lady about her problem with hair twirling at bedtime. Her son seems to be using this as a sleep crutch. She writes: “My son Owen will be 2 in a little over a month and he…

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Hands-Up! Swaddling With LoveToDream SwaddleUP

Hands-Up! Swaddling With LoveToDream SwaddleUP The topic of swaddling brings up so many questions from parents. Should I? What if my baby doesn’t seem to like it?  When do I stop? How do I transition my baby out of a swaddle? Did you know that in Canada they no longer swaddle babies in the hospital?…

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disaster naps

Help! My Baby is Taking 30-Minute Disaster Naps

Help! My Baby is Taking 30-Minute Disaster Naps A mom named Jenny wrote in about her baby, who is taking “disaster naps”—naps less than 45 minutes. She writes: “My daughter is 12 months old and I’m trying to teach her how to fall asleep and stay asleep on her own. She does pretty well at…

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sibling sleep regression

Older Sibling Sleep Regression — 7 Ways Dad can Help

Older Sibling Sleep Regression — 7 Ways Dad can Help When you are expecting an addition to your family you prepare to sleep less, shower less, and generally have less “alone” time. You know the upcoming days with a newborn in the house will be treasured but very, very full. One thing you may not…

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toddler is waking and screaming

My Toddler is Waking and Screaming at Night! What Should I Do?

My Toddler is Waking and Screaming at Night! What Should I Do? A reader named Natalie wrote in with a question. Her toddler is waking and screaming at night. She writes: Hi there. My 19-month-old goes to bed fine, but he is waking and screaming at night until he comes into my bed. He’s a…

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won't nap at daycare

My Baby Won’t Nap at Daycare! What Should I Do?

My Baby Won’t Nap at Daycare! What Should I Do? A mom named Amy is struggling with her daughter who won’t nap at daycare. She writes: Luckily my 8 month old daughter is sleeping through the night now. I am a working mom and not at home with my baby during the week to nap…

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