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.

Handling the Sleep Training Guilt

As parents, we are bombarded with well-intended advice. Nearly every parent has a friend, family member, or co-worker who is convinced that they have the answers. This seems to be especially true of anything to do with helping your baby sleep. When it comes to sleep (and sleep training), everyone with kids (and some without)…

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My Toddler Climbs Out of the Crib! Solve This Common Sleep Problem

Hi! Kim West, The Sleep Lady. And today, I’m going to help Hailey, whose toddler climbs out of the crib. Here is what Hailey emailed in: “My active 18-month-old daughter has been an amazing sleeper. She uses a pacifier and we had always had a pretty solid routine: bath, book, bottle, into the crib, music,…

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Is It Night Waking or Insomnia?

Nearly every parent has experienced a night when your child just won’t sleep; or maybe your toddler has been waking consistently at 2:00 a.m. for the past month. Regardless of when you’ve experienced night wakings, most of us wonder at some point if our child could possibly be suffering from insomnia. Luckily, true insomnia is…

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The Sleep Lady 4k Fan Giveaway

I am so very excited to announce a giveaway! The Sleep Lady Facebook Page has reached 4,000 fans, and to celebrate, I’m giving away an Original Shnoozle to one fan! The Original Shnoozle is an extremely cute plush friend that helps your child get excited about bedtime. It’s patented eyes allow parents to close the Snoozle’s eyes when…

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Why “Should” is the New 4-Letter Word in Parenting

Article written by Jennifer Denzel, Gentle Sleep Coach  If I had a dollar for every time I have heard a parent say, “I know I should be doing _________”, my children’s college education would be paid for!  There seems to be a trend among parents to not only feel guilty for the things we have…

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Different Sleep Schedules — How to Get Everyone to Sleep

Different Sleep Schedules — How to Get Everyone to Sleep Many families who are welcoming a new baby already have a toddler or preschooler at home. While welcoming a new member of the family is incredibly exciting, it’s also a time of transition. This is especially true where different sleep schedules are concerned. Chances are…

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How Can I Sleep Coach Triplets?

Would you like to have me answer your baby or toddler 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! If you would rather read than watch my above…

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Sleep Coaching Multiples

While my guidelines for sleep may be applied no matter how many children you have, things get a little more complicated when multiples are involved (especially when you start sleep coaching multiples). Parents have two (or more) babies to feed, change, and soothe. In addition, parents of multiples have the added task of coordinating a…

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My Toddler Refuses His Nap — What Can I Do?

Emily’s toddler refuses to nap. Here’s the advice I gave her to get her little one the sleep he needs: “I have a 25-month-old who refuses to nap. He is in month 6 of nap refusal. He was napping 2-3 hours per day until my daughter was born. Since then, it is a mess. He still…

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Trouble Shooting The Sleep Lady Shuffle

If you would rather read than watch my above video then here is the transcript of this week’s question about The Shuffle: Hi. I’m Kim West, The Sleep Lady. Today, I’m going to answer Genona’s question. Here’s what she wrote in, “Hello, Sleep Lady. My baby girl’s 10-months-old and we’ve been doing The Shuffle for…

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