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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.

reflux and baby sleep

Reflux and Baby Sleep: Helping Your Infant with GERD

Reflux and Baby Sleep : Helping Your Infant with GERD Does your baby suffer from reflux or GERD? Reflux can cause night wakenings, discomfort when lying down, and shortened naps. However, a diagnosis of reflux doesn’t mean you can’t sleep train your baby. With a little planing and patience, reflux and baby sleep can coexist….

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fall back

Fall Back: Daylight Saving Sleep Transition Tips for your Child

Fall Back: Daylight Saving Sleep Transition Tips for your Child Mark your calendars: On Sunday, November 1st, 2020 at 2:00 a.m. most of us need to set our clocks back one hour. In Europe the clocks fall back on October 25, 2020 at 2:00 a.m. Summer always seems to fly by. In fact, it hasn’t…

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My Baby Wakes Up Constantly Throughout the Night!

My Baby Wakes Up Constantly Throughout the Night! A mom wrote in with a question we hear often. This baby wakes up constantly, and her mom is ready to solve her baby’s sleep problems. “My daughter has turned just seven months old and has never slept through the night. Her problem is not going to…

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sleep schedules

Older Toddler Sleep Schedules — Eighteen Months to Two-and-a-Half

Older Toddler Sleep Schedules — Eighteen Months to Two-and-a-Half How much sleep do toddlers need? That is a question that has many answers, and it depends on the age of the toddler. An eighteen month old on average sleeps eleven and a quarter hours at night and two and a quarter hours during one midday…

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sleep schedules

Toddler Sleep Schedules — Your Thirteen to Eighteen-Month-Old

Toddler Sleep Schedules — Your Thirteen to Eighteen-Month-Old At this age toddlers need an average of 11.25 hours of uninterrupted sleep at night and 2.25 to 2.5 hours of naps during the day. Children at the younger end of this age bracket take two naps, in the morning and afternoon, but by eighteen months most…

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baby sleep schedule

Baby Sleep Schedule — Your Nine to Twelve-Month-Old

Baby Sleep Schedule — Your Nine to Twelve-Month-Old Nine to twelve-month-old babies are reaching developmental milestones at an amazing rate. These babies are more mobile, crawling and pulling themselves up in their cribs, and can pop up each time you put them down at bedtime. Some walk by their first birthday—a major developmental milestone that…

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baby sleep schedules

6 Month Sleep Schedules – Your Six to Nine-Month-Old

6 Month Sleep Schedules – Your Six to Nine-Month-Old At around 6 months, babies need an average of eleven hours of uninterrupted nighttime sleep, and three and a half hours of daytime naps spread over two to three naps*. From six through eight months, babies become more mobile. They roll over, sit up, maybe even…

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bedtime routine for toddlers

Bedtime Routine for Toddlers — Soothing and Predictable

Bedtime Routine for Toddlers — Soothing and Predictable For toddlers and preschoolers, the bedtime routine can often be the most challenging part of the day. It means another transition and separation from you, at the same time that everyone in the household is a bit tired and sometimes frazzled from a long day, especially when…

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getting your toddler to stay in bed

Getting Your Toddler to Stay in Bed at Bedtime and All Night Long

Getting Your Toddler to Stay in Bed at Bedtime and All Night Long As toddlers grow, their bodies and minds need to adjust to the shift of weaning themselves off of naps and appreciating the benefits of a longer night’s sleep. Between the ages of two and three, average toddler sleep needs drop to about…

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starting sleep training

Starting Sleep Training? 10 Steps to Take BEFORE You Start

Starting Sleep Training? 10 Steps to Take BEFORE You Start When your baby reaches the 6-month mark, the first thing on your mind is starting sleep training. To make things go as smoothly as possible, there are some boxes to check before you start. This comprehensive list includes the information you need: Make sure you…

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