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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.

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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Consistency is Your Key to Baby and Toddler Sleep Coaching Success!

We all know it is important to be consistent in parenting but it’s hard to be 100% consistent- especially in the middle of the night when we are tired and not thinking clearly (and you’re in the middle of sleep coaching). Parents need to begin by talking about their goals, making sure they agree on…

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Baby Sleep Tip: It's Quality AND Quantity Sleep that Matters!

Baby Sleep Tip: Secret #5 -Both quality and quantity of baby sleep matter This means getting: The right kind of sleep This means unfragmented, uninterrupted and “motionless.” Don’t wake your baby to eat unless he physically needs to eat, and no rocking, swinging or car riding, as movement keeps the brain in a lighter sleep,…

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Baby Sleep Tips: what sleeping like a baby really means

Baby Sleep Tips: Secret #6 -Babies are notoriously “light” sleepers Just like grown-ups and older kids, infants switch between REM (light) sleep and non-REM (very deep) sleep several times during the night and during naps. The big difference between baby sleep and adult sleep is, until they’re around two years old, babies log more REM…

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Baby Sleep Tips: Oh, the many ways babies soothe themselves to sleep!

Baby Sleep Tips: Excerpt from “52 Sleep Secrets for Babies” Secret #3 – Babies do all sorts of things to soothe themselves to sleep Some typical baby sleep rituals: -Sucking thumbs, fingers, a pacifier, or a lovey. -Twirling the tags or ears of stuffed toys. -Twirling their own hair; playing with their ears (not just a…

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