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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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.

Toddler Sleep Problem: My 2 Year Old Toddler Won't Nap

  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…

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Baby Sleep Problem: When Do I Start Baby Sleep Training?

When Do I Start Baby Sleep Training if My Child is Chronically Sleep Deprived?? Would you like to have me answer your baby sleep problem question 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…

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Typical Sleep Schedule: Recommended Hours of Sleep for Babies and Toddlers

Most parents ask me what a “typical day” of feedings, naps, and bedtime would look like for their child. Because I get so many questions about this, I decided to dedicate this post to just that. What follows are typical baby and toddler sleep schedules for  specific ages and stages. Please note that “typical stages” apply to generally healthy…

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Child Sleep Issues: The Link Between Childhood ADHD and Sleep Problems

An interesting article was just published in the New York Times outlining the links between childhood ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) and child sleep issues.  Of course, we all hear on the news about how ADHD is increasing among our kids, and how this can affect their schoolwork and other areas of their lives as…

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Dream On: Why Sleep Is Important

Getting good sleep may not be on the top of your list but chances are it should be! While the exact science behind why sleep is important still under investigation, research shows that sleep shouldn’t be taken lightly. While the health benefits of getting enough sleep at night are abundant, the consequences of not getting…

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How Do I Stop Co-Sleeping With My Toddler?

How Do I Stop Co-Sleeping With My Toddler? Hi! Kim West, The Sleep Lady. And today, I’m going to answer Jordana’s question about how to stop co-sleeping with her toddler: “I have a toddler sleep problem. My son is now 15 months old and he does sleep through night and has been since about four…

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Baby Sleep Help: How to Wean Your Child From the Bottle

Tough as it might seem to say bye-bye to the bottle for both of you (it comforts him, it makes things easy for you), it’s important to start the process sometime after your child’s first birthday, with the goal of having him completely weaned by 15 months. Why You Should Wean Your Child From the…

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Is Stress-Free Parenting Possible? One day at a time, I think it is.

By Christine Carter, PhD Stress is the trash of modern life – we all generate it but if you don’t dispose of it properly, it will pile up and overtake your life.—Danzae Pace I’ve met very few parents who don’t complain about how stressful life is; just getting out the door in the morning can…

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