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.

Is Your Baby Losing Sleep Over Itching and Scratching?

If you’re the parent of a child with allergies, chances are you’re familiar with losing sleep over itching, scratching, and general discomfort. It’s common for parents and kids to lose out on valuable sleep because allergies get in the way. Falling asleep can be almost impossible when your child can’t stop itching or experiencing discomfort….

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Attachment Parenting and Baby Sleep Training: Can I have it all?

Many people are surprised to find that I am more in alignment with Attachment Parenting than they may originally think. After all, I am a family therapist and a mom first and foremost. Maybe people make assumptions because when they think ‘attachment parenting’, they think about a mom breastfeeding beyond six months (or even into…

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Night Weaning and Nap Training, Where Do I Start?

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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Baby Sleep: Nap Basics

Many parents wonder what a ‘typical’ schedule looks like for their child. The truth is that every baby is different, but there are guidelines that most babies (those six months and older) follow. If you have a smaller child, I would encourage you to follow their natural sleepy-time cues for naps and nighttime sleep, and…

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My 2 Year Old is Climbing Out of Bed and Now No One Is Sleeping

Would you like to have me answer your 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 video then…

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2 Year Old Sleep Tips

Parents often seem surprised when their babies suddenly morph into little people right around the 2-year mark, complete with ideas of their own, opinions, and lots of attempts at gaining control. It’s a fun age, I promise, but I’ve found that 2 years can also be a time of sleep challenges, especially if you have…

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Sleep Training Methods Demystified

I Huffington Post recently published an article in answer to a fairly humorous take on sleep training, in which a mother was overwhelmed with the sheer amount of expert advice surrounding baby sleep training. While I chuckled as I read the article, I also sympathized with her. There is an overwhelming amount of information out…

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Sleep Coaching Goals

Every parent wants their baby to sleep through the night , but babies are not born knowing how to fall asleep on their own. They’ve been soothed by mom in the womb, and again when they enter the world and throughout infancy. But at some point, waking up every two hours to feed, soothe, and…

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5 Easy Ways to Help Everyone Sleep

Once we get our little ones sleeping well, often, we parents find that we have trouble going to sleep, or struggle with insomnia. You may be wondering what can you do to ensure that you get enough rest. Thankfully, there are a few simple things that you can do to help yourself get back into…

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Mom Needs Sleep Too! Taking Care of Mom on Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and it got me thinking. I spend a lot of time talking about how to help your baby sleep. And baby sleep is important, but mom needs sleep too! When you were pregnant, people may have jokingly advised you to ‘rest up,’ hinting at the countless sleep-deprived nights that…

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