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The Sleep Lady®'s Gentle Newborn Sleep Guide: Trusted Solutions for Getting You and Your Baby FAST to Sleep Without Leaving Them to Cry It Out Spiral-Bound | March 21, 2023

Kim West, MSW

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Get better sleep for the whole family—from birth—with gentle, proven tips, tools, and techniques from The Sleep Lady®

Sleep training isn’t recommended until your baby is 6 months old, but that doesn’t mean you’re powerless to help them (and you) sleep better now.

For the past three decades, Kim West, known around the world as The Sleep Lady®, has personally helped over twenty thousand families gently teach their children how to fall asleep—and fall back asleep—without leaving them to cry it out alone.

Now, in The Sleep Lady®’s Gentle Newborn Sleep Guide, she offers gentle, evidenced-based ways to help newborns (and parents) get to sleep! Understand action steps you can take and learn myths you can let go of with easily digestible chapters you can follow along monthly.

In month-by-month chapters that are easily digestible (even in the middle of the night!), West and her Gentle Sleep Team share:
  • How feeding, attachment, soothing, and temperament all factor into your infant’s sleep
  • The key developmental milestones from birth through five months and how to encourage sleep at every stage
  • Safe co-sleeping guidelines—and clear answers around this hotly debated topic
  • Success stories from real parents
  • Alternatives to the “cry it out” method for newborns, based on an infant’s developmental readiness to self-soothe
  • Plus, what parents need to know to make sure they’re taking care of themselves, too

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by conflicting advice on sleep training, nap coaching, sleep schedules, and more. The Sleep Lady®’s Gentle Newborn Sleep Guide provides clear guidance and a safe haven free of judgment, guilt, and criticism for parents seeking options that align with their parenting values and beliefs.

Raising a newborn doesn't have to be a sleep-deprived nightmare. Trust your instincts. Learn how to read and respond to your baby’s cues with confidence. And finally get a good night’s sleep.
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Original Binding: Trade Paperback
Pages: 224 pages
ISBN-10: 1637741561
Item Weight: 0.9 lbs
Dimensions: 6.0 x 0.9 x 9.0 inches
Customer Reviews: 4 out of 5 stars Up to 30 ratings
Kim West, MSW, is a mom of two who has been a practicing child and family social worker for over 25 years. She has personally helped over twenty thousand families all over the world gently teach their children how to fall asleep—and fall back asleep without leaving them to cry it out alone. She started training Gentle Sleep Coaches internationally in 2010 and has appeared as a child sleep expert on numerous magazines, newspapers, and television programs including Dr. Phil, TODAY, and Good Morning America.

Author Residence: Annapolis, MD