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Resources to Answer Your Sleep Training Questions

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.

Why the Ability to Self-Soothe is Important

I think that the term ‘self soothe’ has received a bad reputation. People misunderstand what it actually means, and immediately reach the conclusion that ‘self-soothing’ involves parents ignoring their children, lots of crying, and even neglect. This is unfortunate, as self-soothing is an important life skill, not only when your baby is young, but as…

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I Take Naps With My Toddler: Will It Affect Her Sleep?

Would you like to have me answer your toddler nap 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 here on the blog! If you would rather read than watch my above video then…

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A Comprehensive Guide to Baby Sleep Aids by Age

That popular phrase “sleep like a baby” was obviously not coined by a sleep-deprived, exhausted parent. While it’s true that good sleep habits are key to a well-rested baby (and parent!), unfortunately, there’s a myth surrounding baby sleep that babies are either naturally good sleepers or naturally poor sleepers. This is just simply not true:…

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The Top 17 Most Common Sleep Questions…Answered

Have you heard of Kids in the House? It’s a great parenting resource, built upon the idea that there IS no parenting manual, and everyone is looking for answers. I am honored to be part of this amazing project. Their website contains literally thousands of 60-second (or less) videos on the topics that you are…

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Handling the Sleep Training Guilt

As parents, we are bombarded with well-intended advice. Nearly every parent has a friend, family member, or co-worker who is convinced that they have the answers. This seems to be especially true of anything to do with helping your baby sleep. When it comes to sleep (and sleep training), everyone with kids (and some without)…

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My Toddler Climbs Out of the Crib! Solve This Common Sleep Problem

Hi! Kim West, The Sleep Lady. And today, I’m going to help Hailey, whose toddler climbs out of the crib. Here is what Hailey emailed in: “My active 18-month-old daughter has been an amazing sleeper. She uses a pacifier and we had always had a pretty solid routine: bath, book, bottle, into the crib, music,…

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Is It Night Waking or Insomnia?

Nearly every parent has experienced a night when your child just won’t sleep; or maybe your toddler has been waking consistently at 2:00 a.m. for the past month. Regardless of when you’ve experienced night wakings, most of us wonder at some point if our child could possibly be suffering from insomnia. Luckily, true insomnia is…

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