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.

Fridababy Giveaway: Nosefrida and Windi

If you’ve ever struggled with a fussy, frantic baby and tried to effectively suction with a bulb syringe, then you need to see this! Nosefrida Nosefrida the Snotsucker is a non-invasive nasal aspirator that never goes inside your baby’s nasal cavity, eliminating the risk of trauma. The parent-powered suction is much more effective than the…

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New Research About SIDS

One of the biggest fears of new parents (besides the complete unknown that no book can prepare you for) is SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. SIDS is the leading cause of death for babies under a year old, and claims as many as 2,500 babies every year. While no one knows for sure what…

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11 Must-Read Sleep Tips for Parents + Book Giveaway

  I am happy to introduce a sleep expert specializing in adult sleep.  Like our children , we, too,  can develop bad sleep habits and sleep crutches throughout life.  Dr, Rosenberg’s book addresses many sleep disorders and ways to develop better sleeping habits and have overall improved health.  Be sure to enter below to win a copy of…

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Traveling Through Time Zones: Keeping Your Sleep Intact

Many families travel during the holidays, and whether you’re driving or flying, jet lag can put a real hiccup in your plans — especially if you have little kids. There is research to suggest that our bodies can adjust to one, or possibly two time zones in a 24-hour period, but with small children, even…

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Understanding "Drowsy But Awake"

Would you like me to answer your baby sleep problem in my next video? If so, scroll down and submit your question in the comment section below. I will pick several questions a month to answer and post them here on the blog!   Hi, Kim West, The Sleep Lady here, and in today’s vlog,…

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Top 5 Halloween Sleep Tips

Halloween is a fun and exciting holiday for children, but the late night trick-or-treating, massive amounts of sugar, and excitement can throw a wrench into even the best sleeper’s patterns.   Be Prepared   Try to avoid letting your child become over-tired or overstimulated before bedtime on Halloween night. This is especially true if you…

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Zen Swaddle Give Away Contest!

This week I am happy to introduce another reader favorite product – The Zen Swaddle by Nested Bean.  I love this product as it aligns perfectly with my sleep philosophies and sets the stage for having success with future sleep coaching.   The Benefits of The Zen Swaddle™ Guest Post By Nested Bean   The Zen…

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Sleep Routine Busters: Daylight Savings Time and The Holidays

  The holiday season is coming up, and I have been receiving lots of requests from readers for a refresher about “routine busters.” In the world of sleep, it would be wonderful if everything went according to plan all of the time. But you and I both know that life happens, especially this time of…

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Solving Toddler Tantrums

In this week’s blog, I am featuring an article written by Amy McCready,  the Founder of Positive Parenting Solutions and a self-described “recovering yeller.”  Her Toolbox strategies have empowered parents worldwide to correct their kids’ misbehaviors without nagging, reminding or yelling.  If you’ve ever lived through a tantrum of any age, then you will appreciate Amy’s…

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EZ Squeezees Give Away Contest

We are always on the lookout for new products that will not only help parents, but helps the environment as well.  And when a product also helps your wallet, well then we have to feature it in one of our Give Away Contests!   In this week’s blog, we are featuring EZ Squeezees, a product founded…

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