How To Train Your Baby How To Sleep
Your baby can be help to sleep by Pavlov’s dogs. Pavlov’s dogs provided a way for babies to sleep. If you have heard of Ivan Pavlov and his dogs experiment then you know and appreciate the conditioning benefits. The training that Ivan taught the dogs was that at the chime of the bell then it was a feeding cue. With time the dogs adjusted to the fact that the every time the bell rang it was eating time. Easy, right? Each time the bell rang the dogs would go to the place they were served with food as they knew it was eating time. However, the issue here isn’t dogs it is the baby’s sleep pattern.
The perception is similar it is only that we know that here it is the baby but thet training condition is similar. Keenly follow the baby’s routine and look out for sleeping cues.
These will be essential in helping your baby to sleep because you will look out for the time she sleeps and what she does and know that the is preparing to sleep.
This is a noble thought. It may sound easy to read but it is not. For this idea to work it is a must you consider some aspects.
One, you need a constant organized timetable for the baby on a daily basis. The reason behind this is that a schedule leads to consistency which to predictability. If you constantly follow the steps daily for each night the baby should be able to predict and will pick what follows what and know your cue for time to sleep.
Sometime you want to help the baby to settle so she can sleep on her own.
There are times when you have to sway the baby and this should be consistent and gentle.
When the baby is being swayed it is assisted to sleep by some rhythms. In case you need to use swaying to help the baby go to sleep it should be done gently because if it is fast the baby will get a signal that it is expected to play.
In case you do not have a schedule it is about time to draft one. One good cue is time for taking a bath. The child will know that soon after bathing , there will be a few other activities all centered around sleep and so at the time you will say it is bed time everybody should just go to bed.
We all know that babies are more comfortable in the womb as this is where their lives begin. It is unlikely to come into the world with a lot of vigor as it can cause an insecurity feeling by the baby. A baby should be assisted to shift from womb to the world smoothly as this will ensure they sleep better.