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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!

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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.

My 14-Month-Old Wakes Up Too Early — How to Fix Early Rising

Hi there! Today I’m going to answer Kathleen’s e-mail question about her son who wakes up too early. She wrote in and said the following: “My fourteen-month old wakes up at 5 a.m. He’s always had this early wake up time. I’ve tried changing his bedtime but he still wakes up at 5 a.m. or…

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Infant Sleep Training Methods Proven Effective!

“Controlled comforting” and “camping out”, examples of training methods for infant sleep training, are safe for babies, improve their sleep, and lower short-term symptoms of maternal depression over the short-term, Australian researchers reported in the journal Pediatrics.” This is reassuring news for us all! If you’ve read my book Good Night Sleep Tight,  you know…

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Toddler Sleep: How to Navigate the Toddler Sleep Transitions

A hallmark of the toddler years is the many transitions that occur during those several years after infancy. Moving from “babyhood” into “big kids”, learning self-care like feeding, toileting and getting dressed are all big changes and challenges — and even toddler sleep problems — for our children and for us as parents. And sleep…

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Consistency: The Most Important Factor For Baby Sleep Success

Written by Christina Gantcher, Featured Gentle Sleep Coach  Do any of these apply to you and your baby’s sleep problems? “Sometimes I can give my child a bottle, he will fall asleep and I gently place him in his crib.” “Sometimes he wakes up at 1 am and I just have to rub his back…

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Baby Sleep Problem: I Have to Rock My Baby to Sleep

Would you like to have me answer your baby 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 video then…

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Baby Sleep Problems: Fussy Baby or a Sleep Disorder?

A recent article about baby sleep problems in the NY Times caught my eye. I’ve already written about how early sleep problems in children’s lives can lead to outcomes such as an increased risk of having ADHD, but new research is also linking early sleep problems to a greater risk of sleep problems later in…

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Toddler Sleep Problem: How Electronics Effect Your Child's Sleep

Are electronic screens staring into you or your child’s eyes until moments before dozing off?  There’s a growing body of evidence that these electronics can fool our brains into thinking that it’s daytime!  Some research suggests that bright lights before bed can throw off our melatonin production and our circadian rhythms. We are just simply…

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