Our Sleep Expert

The Magic Sleepsuit has partnered with sleep expert, Kim West, known as "The Sleep Lady", to bring you some helpful sleep tips for your baby! Using the Magic Sleepsuit in conjunction with Kim West's sleep approach can be a great combination to help your baby (and you) sleep better!


KIM WEST is a mother of two wonderful daughters and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been a practicing child and family therapist for 24 years. Known as The Sleep Lady® by her clients, over the past twenty years she has helped tens of thousands of tired parents all over the world get a good night’s sleep without letting their children cry it out alone.

Kim has appeared on the Dr. Phil, Today Show, NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, TLC’s Bringing Home Baby and CNN, and has been written about in a number of publications including The Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Baby Talk, Parenting, The Baltimore Sun, USA Today, The Telegraph, The Irish Independent and the Washington Post.

Kim is the author of three books: “GOOD NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT: The Sleep Lady’s Gentle Guide to Helping Your Child Go to Sleep, Stay Asleep and Wake Up Happy”, the “Good Night, Sleep Tight Workbook” and “52 Sleep Secrets for Babies”.

Dedicated to providing tired parents with excellent sleep advice and coaching, she started training Gentle Sleep Coaches® all over the world in 2010.

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See the Magic Sleepsuit featured under "Products We Love" in Kim's Newsletters. Visit her website at www.sleeplady.com to sign up for the newsletters.

Also, checkout her article mentioning the Magic Sleepsuit in the Sleep Lady Newsletter "How to Wean Your Baby From Swaddling".


 

The Sleep Lady's techniques provide gentle proven solutions to help your child sleep well and wake up happy. Here are a few excerpts and tips from these very helpful books:

Good Night Sleep Tight

From 52 Sleep Secrets for Babies — "General Secrets"

 

 

 

Secret 5- Babies do all sorts of things to soothe themselves to sleep.

                               Some Typical Rituals:

  • Sucking on 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 sign of ear infections)
  • Rubbing their blanket or lovey against their face
  • Rocking their body or head
  • Gently banging their head, legs or arms against the crib bumper
  • Lifting their legs up and letting them drop
  • Humming, singing, babbling or talking
  • Weaving their blankie between their fingers

      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 difference is, until they're around two years old, babies log more REM sleep, which is when they dream, and also when they may wake up a bit. It's during such partial arousals they may realize they can't get back to sleep-unless, that, is they've learned how.  That's why it's important for a baby to be able to put herself to sleep-otherwise she'll need you to come help her every time she wakes.

       

                                                             

       Stay tuned for more tips from Kim's book...


      Handouts from The Sleep Lady — to address sleep needs and tips, typical schedules and age related highlights.