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About the Author
Kim West, LCSW-C, is the mother of two and a licensed practicing child and family therapist for more than sixteen years. Known as The Sleep Lady® by her clients, she has helped thousands of tired parents all over the world over the past twelve years to learn to listen to their intuition, recognize their child’s important cues and behaviors, and gently create changes that promote and preserve his or her healthy sleep habits.
She has appeared on Dr. Phil, TODAY, 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, Baby Talk, Parenting, the Baltimore Sun, USA Today, and the Washington Post. West hosts the sleep section of The Newborn Channel, played in maternity wards in hospitals across the country. She has traveled the country, giving lectures on the importance of sleep for children.
She lives with her family in Annapolis, Maryland.
Read an Excerpt
Essentially, you’re teaching your child a new skill. So be patient and
remember that mastering a skillwhether it’s walking, handling a
spoon, using the potty, or sleeping through the nighttakes time.
However, the families I work with solve the majority of their kids’ bedtime
snafus within two weeks. (Issues like napping and early rising
typically take a little longer.)
How to Use This Workbook
For the best results, I recommend that you read the first few chapters,
plus the chapter that corresponds to your child’s age, of my book
Good Night, Sleep Tight before you begin creating your plan (on page
46 of this workbook); at the very least, please read all the way through
the workbook before you start sleep coaching your child. And remember:
Your success will depend on consistency, follow-through, and patience,
as well as 100 percent commitment on the part of everyone else who shares in caring for your childincluding your partner, your child’s grandparents, and the sitter.
May you enjoy many peaceful nights of sleep ahead!
Kim West, LCSW-C
The Sleep Lady®
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Before You Begin Sleep Coaching 1
Chapter 2 Age-Specific Sleep Averages and Typical Day Schedules 13
Chapter 3 The Sleep Lady? Shuffle 30
Chapter 4 Nap Coaching 34
Chapter 5 How to Eliminate Nighttime Feeding during the Shuffle 39
Chapter 6 Putting an End to Co-Sleeping 43
Chapter 7 Creating Your Plan 46
Chapter 8 Implementing Your Plan: Step-by-Step Shuffle Outline for a Baby or a Child in a Crib 63
Chapter 9 Implementing Your Plan: Step-by-Step Shuffle Outline for a Child in a Bed 72
Chapter 10 Troubleshooting 88
Chapter 11 Sleep Logs, Sleep Manner Chart, and Certificate of Completion 100
Chapter 12 Resources 106