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!

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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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Wonder Bumpers Giveaway

Sleep safety is something that every parent needs to take very seriously. Many newborns can sleep up to 18 hours a day. That’s a lot of time spent sleeping! While the amount of sleep your child needs as she grows does decrease, it’s replaced by rapid development and increased mobility-even more reason to ensure that…

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Sleep Training As A Single Parent

Would you like to have me answer your sleep training questions 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 to…

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Why You Should Wait to Sleep Coach

If you’re a parent, chances are that you’ve struggled to help your child sleep at some point. If you’re baby is experiencing sleep problems, chances are that you are, too. And while I know that you’re eager to get your baby into good sleep habits, jumping into sleep coaching without proper preparation can be a…

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Separation Anxiety and Your Baby’s Sleep

Just last week your baby was the life of the party. She loved being passed around to grandma, your neighbors, and smiled that adorable smile at everyone in the grocery store. Today, though? She’s clingy, fussy, and screams for you whenever anyone, even your partner tries to come near her. Suddenly the bedtime routine has…

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Stranger Anxiety in Babies

When your baby first comes home, he does not have a sense of self. In a nutshell, he thinks that you are he and he is you. He smiles at the feet and hands he sees waving without realizing that they’re his. As your baby grows and becomes more aware, he gradually begins to figure…

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The Essential Happy Baby Secrets

Nowadays, there is far more emphasis on test scores, milestones, and ‘keeping up with the Joneses’…but what if that’s not enough to ensure that we raise happy, well-adjusted kids? As a parent myself, I can say first hand that while test scores are important for getting into college, and milestones are important to ensure no…

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The Top Reasons Time Out Doesn’t Work

I know that I normally talk about sleep, but sometimes it’s a good idea to take a departure from that to focus on other parenting questions. In fact, I’ve received numerous questions about behavior, most commonly, what to do when your children misbehave. Having children is wonderful…except when they’re frustrating, challenging, and just won’t listen….

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Sleep Regression or Night Terrors? Ask the Sleep Lady

Hi. I’m Kim West, the Sleep Lady. And in this video blog, I’m going to answer Maria’s question about whether her baby is experiencing sleep regression or night terrors. Here’s what she e-mailed in: “My baby is 16 months old and has been sleeping through the night almost since we brought her home from the…

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8 Strategies to Improve Infant Sleep Naturally

Babies are naturally terrible sleepers. As parents we often feel it is best to do what nature intended, but when it comes to sleep this can be challenging. It’s completely normal for babies to wake during the night when they need to be fed, comforted, or calmed. If you have an infant, night wakings are…

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