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.

Exciting News!

                  Guess what? BabyTalk and Parenting magazine have asked me to join their “dream team of the top experts in all things baby-related” and be a member of their 2013 Editorial Advisory Board! I am honored! I will be called on regularly for my “commentary, insight, and…

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The 18 Month Sleep Regression

You were sleeping peacefully…and then you hear your toddler. He’s not just rustling around resettling. He’s screaming mad. Literally. As you drag yourself out of bed, you wonder to yourself what’s wrong? What could be causing your toddler sleep problems? Could this be two-year molars? An ear infection? Is he gassy from eating too much broccoli…

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Can Sleep Issues Be Mistaken For ADHD?

There is more and more research being done regarding the potential link between Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder and children’s sleep issues. It’s well documented that we are all getting less sleep than we used to. In fact the amount of people who are getting less than seven hours of sleep each night has increased by…

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5 Reasons That A Sleep Coach is Better Than Any Sleep Book

Yesterday, I ran across an article in the Huffington Post entitled “I Read All The Baby Sleep Books”. In the article the author (a mother) is seemingly overwhelmed by the wealth of (mis)information available to parents who just want one thing: a baby who sleeps through the night. The article points out that every sleep…

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naps for cosleepers

Naps for Cosleepers — Teaching Your Baby to Nap Independently

Naps for Cosleepers — Teaching Your Baby to Nap Independently New moms are usually told to try and sleep when baby sleeps. This works out well if you are co-sleeping, as your baby sleeps in your bed with you, making it convenient for both mom and baby to sleep at the same time. But what…

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Autism and Sleep

Every parent deals with sleep troubles at some point. At the least, most children experience at least one sleep regression during their childhood, and this is normal. For families who are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder, achieving a full-night’s sleep may feel like a never-ending trial. For these families, sleep is not a problem that…

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Baby Sleep: Green Your Nursery

It’s chic to be green these days, and if you’re considering a green nursery (where you baby sleeps), you aren’t alone. Did you know that a standard crib mattress might contain some pretty harsh chemicals and materials? These include antibacterials, commercial waterproofers, nanoparticles used as waterproofing or antibacterial agents, polyurethane, synthetic latex, vinyl, and antimony,…

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United We Stand: The Importance of Consistent Parenting, By Erin Anderson

Written by Erin Anderson As it is with many things in life (including baby sleep), consistency is key when it comes to parenting.  It gives children a sense of security and predictability. It also helps create healthy boundaries and clear expectations of behavior.  Children learn at an early age what they can expect from their…

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