Thursday, December 24, 2009

Review - The Sleep Lady's Good Night, Sleep Tight by Kim West

The Sleep Lady's Good Night, Sleep Tight by Kim West

This gentle, proven method teaches your baby and toddler how to fall asleep and stay asleep without leaving them to cry it out alone! Her gentle technique, called The Sleep Lady Shuffle, helps parents teach their children how to put themselves to sleep and back to sleep for nights and naps. The Shuffle involves staying with the child while they learn to sleep, gradually moving away from the crib or bed and out of the room.

I am passing this book over to my brother-in-law's daughter who just had a baby. We will be documenting the progress of this method with her baby who is now 12 weeks old.

Kim West, LCSW-C, is a licensed practicing child and family therapist for more than 15 years and a mother of two. Known as The Sleep Lady by the families she works with, she has coached thousands of tired parents all over the globe. Kim West received her master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. She lives with her family in Annapolis, Maryland.

Kim West has appeared on Dr. Phil, Today Show, Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, CNN and TLC’s “Bringing Home Baby”. She has been written about in a number of publications including The Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, The Telegraph, Parenting, Baby Talk and Child. West hosts the sleep section of The Newborn Channel, played in maternity wards in hospitals across the country.