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 dog’s were taught that when the bell rang it was a cue to eat. 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. But, in this article the talk is not about dog rather babies.
The training aspect of both the dogs and the baby are similarly the only difference is that we know the baby is not a dog. You should start by following your baby’s patterns and identify the sleeping cues.
The sleeping cues are helpful to your baby as you will know the sleeping time and the behavior that should tell your it is time to sleep.
The concept is great right? It may sound easy to read but it is not. There are some components which should be captured for it to work.
You should get a program for the baby to be followed daily. Because when you have a timetable which you follow consistently then it will be easy to predict what is coming next. If the schedule is followed constantly on a daily basis you will know what to expect and also what follows after that and be able to know the sleep cue.
There are times when you feel you would like you should help the baby settle and other times you feel like letting her sleep on her own.
If you decide to sway the baby ensure it is gentle and consistent.
When the baby is being swayed it is assisted to sleep by some rhythms. Make sure that you sway the baby gently because if you do it fast the baby will not think it is sleep time instead it will think it is time for play.
The next schedule that should be implement is the parents. A cue could involve bathtime. 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. No baby can come to the world with a lot of stimuli as it is feared there will be an issue of insecurity. A baby should be assisted to shift from womb to the world smoothly as this will ensure they sleep better.