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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.

Toddler Naps: To Nap or Not to Nap for my 3 and 4 year old?

I have received LOTS of questions about toddler naps and  late bedtimes for 3 and 4 year olds. Here are just a few of them: My son will be 4 in September and has generally been a great sleeper thanks to your book (given to me by a thoughtful friend). I will put him to…

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Second baby coming! How Long Should We Roomshare?!

“I’m pregnant with my second child.  My son will be 3 when the new baby comes.  He is a great sleeper.  We live in a small 2 bedroom townhouse.. so my concern is how long should the baby roomshare with my husband and I before moving the 2 kids to the same room?  I’m worried…

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Toddler Sleep: How to Deal With Early Rising and Reducing Naps

Thank you for all the great questions you are sending in!! Keep’ em coming! This week I am combining two questions about transitioning from 2 naps to 1: Our 19 month old son seems to be transitioning from 2 naps to 1 nap.  Are there any ways to make this easier?  Any tips to make…

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Help Your Toddler Sleep After a New Sibling Arrives

Once children learn to sleep well, they can take change in stride. They can become, as one mom I worked with called her toddler, an “Olympic sleeper.” Some kids do get thrown off by common childhood illnesses,  travel and the like  — although you can get them back on track very easily either by doing…

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Baby Sleep Tips: Your Baby Needs a Soothing Bedtime Routine

Baby Sleep Tips: Sleep Secret #13: Your baby needs a soothing bedtime routine. A soothing bedtime routine will tell her that its time to slow down (this baby sleep tip is actually not a huge secret, but more common sense). The ideal pre-sleep ritual for a baby lasts no more than 20 to 30 mins–otherwise…

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Baby Sleep Tips: Creating A Sleep Friendly Bedroom

Secret #12 -Your Baby will rest best in a “sleep-friendly” room.
Its fun to decorate nursery: the sweet bedding! adorable toys! lovely shower
gifts!
Go ahead and make your baby’s room as cute as can be, but be sure to
incorporate a few elements that will help guarantee he’ll be able to sleep in
it:
* walls painted soft, neutral or pale colors
* A dimmer on the overhead light or lamp–so you won’t have to perform those
wee hour feedings and diaper changes under glaring lights
* A night-light

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Baby Sleep Tips: How Long Does it Take A Child to Go to Sleep?

Baby Sleep Tips: Baby Sleep Secret #2- It takes an average of 15 to 20 minutes to go to sleep This one may surprise you. Did you know that this average applies to both grown-up and baby sleep alike? Experts say that if you’re “asleep before your head hits the pillow,” you’re probably sleep-deprived. So…

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