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.

3 Things That Won't Help Your Baby Sleep: The Anti-Advice

This is a great  blog post by Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson, aka Seattle Mama Doc. Its short, sweet and packed with info! I have put her words in italic. There is a lot of information (and opinion) about how to get your infant to sleep through the night. Cry it out/don...
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How Do Animals Sleep?

What fun animal sleep facts to share with your children! This article is from the National Sleep Foundation. “Ever wonder how a dolphin can sleep without drowning or why a bat sleeps upside down? Well, you won’t have to wonder any more. Check out ho...
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Helping Children Sleep: 6 Back-to-School Sleep Tips

After a few months of throwing your schedule to the wind due to vacations, traveling, long days, BBQs and family fun, the time has come to get back on to a healthy sleep schedule! Here are some back-to-school sleep tips for helping children sleep: 1. If your ch...
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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...
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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...
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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, r...
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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 m...
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