Find Sleep Again
with the help of The Sleep Lady ®

With products and packages for every style of parenting and budget, I have a Gentle Sleep service that is right for your family.


Kim West, LCSW-C, better knows as The Sleep Lady®, is a practicing family therapist and the world's foremost expert on children's behavioral sleep problems.

She's the bestselling author of 'The Sleep Lady's Goodnight, Sleep Tight' and creator of the gentle and effective sleep method 'The Shuffle'. For over 20 years Kim has helped tens of thousands of tired families, just like yours find sleep again.

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Get the personalized support you and your child need and start sleeping today


The Gentle Sleep Parenting Center is staffed by my Gentle Sleep Coaches® (from over 19 countries around the world) and are waiting, whether by phone or email, to help you and your child get a better night's sleep today.

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My Online Courses

Created Specifically To Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems

Gentle Baby Solutions is an e-course designed specifically for infants from birth to 24 weeks old. You will learn the important skills necessary to encourage positive sleep associations and habits for your new baby, which will make sleep coaching easier after your child turns 6 months.


Gentle Sleep Solutions is my charter e-course, designed for children 6 months and older. This program guides you, step-by-step through my gentle sleep coaching process.

Books by The Sleep Lady

Authored by the world's foremost expert on children's behavioral sleep problems


The Sleep Lady's Goodnight Sleep Tight

Essential reading for any tired parent, or any expectant parent who wants to avoid the pitfalls of sleeplessness, Good Night, Sleep Tight offers a practical, easy-to-follow remedy that will work for all families in need of nights of peaceful slumber!


The Sleep Lady's Good Night Sleep Tight Workbook

The Workbook can be used as a standalone guide and includes all of the essentials, such as lists, plans, and logs needed to help tired parents with children of any age who are experiencing sleep problems.


52 Sleep Secrets For Babies

Learn the 52 sleep secrets you need to know in order to help your baby — and yourself — get the sleep you need.

With over 100,000 copies sold in 4 languages,
my book has helped tired families just like yours

Worked great
By Jennifer MacFarlane

“We researched ALL the sleep books and decided on this one. Her system worked in 3 days! Our daughter really “learned” how to sleep…so grateful for this knowledge and the gentle approach to sleep training.”

Finally! A system that worked for us!

“I tried crying-it-out with my baby and it felt like it broke both of us. I tried no-cry and it was like walking on egg shells with total sleep deprivation. This book is a gentle compromise between the two methods. I really appreciated that the author talks about the “exceptions” and basically every possible scenario. I highly recommend this book to parents of sleepless children at any age!!!”

Best method out there
By Kathryn Henry

“Finally a method that worked for us! My son was 14 months and still waking up 3+ times a night to nurse. When I started this method with him it was like he wanted to learn how to sleep. It only took 2 weeks and he is a rock star sleeper AND I can put him in his crib awake at night and he talks himself to sleep. This book step by step leads you through it all and gives you the freedom to do what you only feel comfortable with.”

Perfect for a busy {tired} mom
By Lindsay Chung

“If you read my review of The Sleep Lady’s Good Night Sleep Tight, you know that I absolutely love her technique. I was having some terrible trouble getting my girls to go to bed and sleep through the night and was in desperate need of some help. I followed her techniques and was able to consistently sleep until my alarm went off. That was unheard of in my home.

Latest FREE Articles From The Sleep Lady

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Summer Sleep: Can a Cool Breeze Mean Better Sleep for Your Baby?

One of my favorite things to do in the early months of summer is to open all the windows and fill my home with the fresh spring air. It refreshes the senses and clears out the stale air from a long winter. Even better is to hang cotton sheets on the line to dry so I can bring the fresh spring air scent into the bedroom. Crisp linens and a…

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Sleep Safety and Inclined Sleepers: Fisher Price Issues More Recalls

If you’ve been paying attention lately, you’ve probably heard that Fisher Price recently recalled their popular “Rock ‘n Play” due to safety concerns. The baby products giant has now recalled the sleeper portion of their Ultra-Lite Day & Night Play Yard, raising general concerns about sleep safety and inclined sleepers. READ: Fisher-Price Recalls More Inclined Sleepers Due to Safety Concerns This product hasn’t reported any injuries, but the company is…

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Your Child’s Sleep Routine Can Survive Summer Travel

Summertime is just about here! That may mean a more relaxed schedule, longer days, weekend trips, and even some summer travel. I wait for it all year and when it finally warms up I exhale and gratefully slip on capris and sandals! But with all of the change that summer can bring, we can also be thrown for a loop if we have children accustomed to a sleep schedule. Maybe…

child's summer sleep schedule

Maintaining your Child’s Summer Sleep Schedule is Important

It’s June. School’s out. The sun is blasting through the windows and the sounds of children playing in the neighborhood is loud and joyful, but it’s 8:30 p.m. What do you do? It’s tempting to throw caution to the wind, because after all, it’s summer vacation! But maintaining your child’s summer sleep schedule is important, and here’s why. How Does Summer Sabotage Sleep? Summer Activities Older elementary school children often…

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Newborn Sleep (0-5 months)

Newborns are a lot of work. They’re completely dependent on you for everything. They need to eat around the clock, they don’t know how to fall asleep independently, or self-sooth. Your baby may not be ready for sleep training until about 6 months, but that doesn’t mean you can’t prepare or encourage good sleep behaviors now. I have lots of great tips for you to gently help your newborn get off to a great sleep start

Read articles about Newborn Sleep on my blog, or sign up for my FREE Newborn Crash Course.


Baby Sleep (6-12 months) 

This is the time in your baby’s life where they become more mobile, sprout teeth, experience social anxiety, and many start to sleep through the night. But if your baby is used to being rocked, nursed, or walked to sleep it is time to discard those sleep crutches and begin sleep coaching. With changes may come tears, but you don’t need to let your little one cry it out alone with The Sleep Lady’s gentle approach to sleep coaching.

Read articles about Baby Sleep on my blog, or purchase the Baby Chapters of my book, The Sleep Lady’s Good Night Sleep Tight for only $2.99.

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Toddler Sleep (13-30 months) 

Early toddlers are prone to behavioral sleep problems, while older toddlers test our rules and their limits. Nightmares and night terrors may start, as well as nap transitions, tantrums, and potty training only further complicating bedtime. Learn how to work through all of these toddler challenges and get them napping and sleeping through the night again!

Read articles about Toddler Sleep on my blog, or purchase the Toddler Chapters of my book, The Sleep Lady’s Good Night Sleep Tight for only $2.99.

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Children's Sleep (2.5 - 6 years)

Children need a lot of sleep, but they’re clever at figuring out reasons not to get it. This age requires toddler sleep techniques as well as new ones specifically catering to this older, more verbal age group who are often in a bed. Some problems parents may be experiencing during this time also may date back to infancy and take time to resolve. We can help you with all of them!

Read articles about Children’s Sleep on my blog, or purchase the Children’s Chapters of my book, The Sleep Lady’s Good Night Sleep Tight for only $2.99.

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The Sleep Lady®

P.S. There are a lot of reasons why your efforts to get your child to sleep through the night have failed in the past – it’s not your fault! Maybe you tried at the wrong time, maybe you didn’t follow through, maybe you missed an underlying condition.

I guarantee that my programs above will give you the tools and support you need to change your child's sleep for the better. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, simply send me a message to I'm committed to bringing about a pivotal and positive changes for you and your child.


I believe in running my business with absolute integrity. When describing actual results from my clients, the FTC requires that I also disclose what a “typical” result looks like. Certainly, some customers never follow through with the techniques and see no improvement, but if the thousands of thank you notes I’ve received over the years are any indication, these sleep plans work surprisingly well if you follow the instructions with your child.