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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Why a Consistent Bedtime is Incredibly Important

You may have noticed that your child shows signs of being tired well before his designated “bedtime”. Nowadays, with so many parents working, and such packed schedules, bedtimes are getting to be later and later, or worse, all over the place. If you find yourself dealing with a cranky, difficult child at the end of…

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Table Manners are Important

I talk about sleep manners for toddlers quite frequently because I think that it’s important to give our growing children the confidence that they can be in charge of bedtime. Not surprisingly, a sleep manners chart makes sleep coaching more efficient and helps toddlers feel like they’re in charge of the changes. It also gives…

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Could My Toddler Be Too Drowsy for Sleep?

  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, I’m Kim West, The Sleep Lady. Today, I’m going…

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea

I get so many questions from parents about their children and sleep trouble, much of which looks (or tends to look) like sleep apnea. But what I find so many of us miss is stopping for a moment to remind parents that they may also be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. So many of us…

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Do I Have to Sleep Coach?

So many parents ask me the same question: “Do I have to sleep coach? Will my child just outgrow this?” My answer is always the same: sleep is a learned skill. Many parents are surprised to learn that sleep is not something you’re born with, rather, it’s up to us to teach our children. And,…

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Sleep and Toddler Tantrums

Any parent with a toddler (especially a 2 or 3 year old) has been through a tantrum. Sometimes you can see them coming, and sometimes, they take you by surprise. I recently talked to a mom who was out at the grocery store with her toddler, so she was trying to hurry. And then it…

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Newborn Sleep: How much is enough?

New parents are often taken by surprise by their newborn baby’s sleep patterns. Parents may wonder whether their baby is sleeping enough, or find themselves questioning how much day versus night sleep they should be getting. With the overabundance of information telling you how much sleep your baby should be getting (and the health risks…

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Is My Baby's Early Rising Caused by Hunger?

Would you like to have me answer your early rising question 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. I’m Kim West, The Sleep Lady. In this video blog,…

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The 10 Best Bedtime Stories

It’s National Children’s Book week, and in honor of that, I thought I’d do a round up of some of our parent’s (and my) favorite bedtime stories. From the tried and true to the newer titles, I know that there’s a book in here for every mom and every child. Let’s get started, shall we?…

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Baby-Proof Your Nursery | Wonder Bumpers Giveaway

When you’re preparing (and baby-proofing!) your nursery, many times parents worry about the “big” things, such as anchored furniture, outlets, and sharp edges. Often, though, I think that we miss the little things, such as window treatments, crib bumpers, soft blankets, and mobiles. When you have a new baby, you want her to be as…

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