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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.

nursing through the night

Nursing Through The Night: When is it Time to Stop?

Nursing Through The Night: When is it Time to Stop? A reader named Carly wrote in a question about nursing through the night with her toddler. She asks: “My 14-month-old is still nursing through the night. I put him down awake and leave the room and he goes to sleep. He wakes up to nurse…

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nighttime bottle feedings

Nighttime Bottle Feedings – How Do I Wean My Nine-Month-Old?

Nighttime Bottle Feedings – How Do I Wean My Nine-Month-Old? A reader named Tiffany wrote in to ask about her nine-month-old’s nighttime bottle feedings: “We cannot kick the night wakings of our nine-month old. Our daughter is obsessed with her bottle, whether hungry or not, and must have it when she wakes for comfort. How…

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facts about newborn sleep

Six Facts About Newborn Sleep: What You Should Know

Six Facts About Newborn Sleep: What You Should Know When you’re expecting, you plan for everything. You buy 20 different bottles, get at least three flanges for your pump, make sure you have ALL the options for swaddle blankets, and stock up on cute onesies. But as much as you may prepare, there is nothing…

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stop swaddling

Stop Swaddling Your Baby? Answering the Controversial Question

Stop Swaddling Your Baby? Answering the Controversial Question When your baby is in the hospital, your nurse hands her to you neatly swaddled, peaceful, and rested baby. Many parents take a class before their baby is born to learn how to properly care for baby, and the majority of these classes teach proper swaddling technique….

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best sleep training tips

The Best Sleep Training Tips from 2020 from The Sleep Lady

The Best Sleep Training Tips from 2020 from The Sleep Lady What a year! 2020 looked different than any of us could have imagined. As a parent, your year was probably drastically off-routine and you had to create a new normal. A lot of parents turned to our blog in 2020 to get the best…

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sleep training at four months

Sleep Training at Four Months? Why it May Be Better to Wait

Sleep Training at Four Months? Why it May Be Better to Wait Just a caveat before we start: If you started sleep training at four months and it worked well without a lot of stress, this article isn’t for you. For some families, with predictable, mellow babies or family needs that require big chunks of…

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soothing a fussy baby

Soothing a Fussy Baby: Using Motion and Cues to Calm the Crankiness

Soothing a Fussy Baby: Using Motion and Cues to Calm the Crankiness Parents dealing with a fussy baby — especially one that has been recently fed, changed and loved — are eager to find ways to calm them. Here are a few tips for soothing a fussy baby: Learn a baby’s sleepy cues Understand sleep…

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infant massage

Infant Massage – Ten Steps to a More Peaceful Baby

Infant Massage – Ten Steps to a More Peaceful Baby Giving your baby an infant massage can help baby relax and drift off to sleep. Have you ever had a massage? The lights are low, soft music gently floats through the air, your thoughts drift as you sink onto a decadently covered surface where you delve…

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hums while sleeping

Baby Constantly Hums While Sleeping? — Not All That Uncommon…

Baby Constantly Hums While Sleeping? — Not All That Uncommon… A mom named Britt wrote in about her baby who constantly hums while sleeping. It might sound uncommon, but believe it or not, it isn’t! I’ll help this mom get to the bottom of why her baby is humming. She wrote: “Can you please explain…

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