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.

Baby Sleep Solutions: Nap Time Tips!

Nap Time Tips and Baby Sleep Solutions from The Sleep Lady:   • Remember that skipping naps will not help your child sleep better at night…..it’s the exact opposite! • Watch for your child’s sleep cues and get them in to bed for their nap. Some common cues are: quieting, fussing and whining, staring off,…

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Newborn Bonding Made Easy

Some of us feel an intense bond the minute our baby is born. For many other parents, that passionate connection isn’t that immediate – and they feel guilty. Be kind to yourself; it often takes days or weeks for those newborn bonding feelings to well up, and it can take as long as seven months,…

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Toddler Sleep Help: My Two Year Old No Longer Naps! Help!

Weekly Toddler Sleep Help Question for The Sleep Lady: “I have an almost 2 year old toddler (will be 2 in a couple weeks) and she will not nap.  This just started, in the past she would nap for 2 hours.  We do the same routine that we always do – books, rock, nap –…

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Toddler Sleep Problem: Tips for Ending Cribside Service

Weekly Toddler Sleep Problem for The Sleep Lady: “My 3 1/2 year old, who was a fabulous sleeper in the crib, has progressively gotten worse with her sleep habits since moving into a bed a year ago. Recently, she has been getting up multiple times in the middle of the night, going back to bed…

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Baby Sleep Problem: Should I Train My Child to Sleep thru Noise?

Weekly Baby Sleep Problem for The Sleep Lady: “Dear Kim, I read your book “Good Night, Sleep Tight” and  used The Sleep Lady Shuffle when my daughter was 10 months old. She’s been sleeping great since then. Your book saved my sanity because it used to take me up to 2 hrs to put her…

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Daylight Savings Time Tips for You and Your Child

Weekly Question for the Sleep Lady: Dear Sleep Lady, I am nervous about Daylight Savings Time this weekend! I finally got my daughter sleeping thru the night (with a few early mornings on occasion) and I don’t want to ruin our great progress! Can you give me some Daylight Saving tips? Nervously, Beth Dear Beth-…

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Toddler Sleep Problem: My Toddler Takes Cat Naps All Day Long!

Weekly Toddler Sleep Problem for The Sleep Lady: “My 14 month old sleeps wonderfully at night, I put her down at 7ish and she’ll sleep until 6 and after a quick cup of milk she’s back asleep until 7:30. BUT she’ll only take two 30-45 minute naps a day. She shows signs of sleepiness but…

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Did You Know That 1 in 5 Women Experience Postpartum Depression?

Written by Dr. Shosh I’m a survivor of two life-threatening postpartum depressions.  At the time of my illnesses, there was no help for me. The great news is that, if you’re suffering from depression in pregnancy or postpartum or know someone who is, there’s help now.  For the last 24 years my mission has been…

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