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.
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What People are Saying About This
“If you’re a parent of a newborn struggling to find sleep solutions that are gentle, work, and don’t leave you and your baby in tears—you’ve just found it! Kim West, The Sleep Lady, is the authority on gentle sleep training for children, and now she has a book specifically for newborns! As a holistic pediatrician, I will recommend this book to all my parents and parents-to-be.”
—Elisa H. Song, MD, holistic pediatrician and founder of Healthy Kids Happy Kids
“I will recommend this book to all my new parents. It's simple. It's clear. It's gentle. It just makes sense, and (most importantly) it WORKS. Plus, most books on newborns only talk about the baby . . . I love that this book includes the well-being of the caregivers, because they need sleep too!”
—Ana-Maria Temple, MD, holistic pediatrician and coauthor of Healthy Kids in an Unhealthy Word and Ending the Eczema Epidemic
“Kim West (aka The Sleep Lady) offers practical tips that are empowering, relatable, well-researched, and founded upon many years of professional and real-life experience. This in-depth yet simple guide will support the sleep and emotional well-being of your entire family.”
—Mary Wilde, MD, integrative pediatrician, creator of Compassion Parenting & Resilience School, and mother of eight
“Kim West’s book was a life- and sanity-saver for our family, coaching me to coach my daughter to sleep FAST with a gentle, evidence-based approach. If you’re struggling with getting your newborn (and yourself) quality sleep or expecting a newborn soon, The Sleep Lady®’s Gentle Newborn Sleep Guide should be at the top of your reading list.”
—Shannon Willett, creator of Parenting Products Guru and mother of two
“Kim West offers a compassionate approach to sleep that meets tired parents where they are. Her book helps parents understand and respond to their baby at each stage of their early development. A valuable addition to any parent’s toolkit.”
—Alison Escalante, MD, pediatrician and adjunct professor of pediatrics at Rush University