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. The dogs eating time was scheduled for any time the bell rang. Easy, right? The feeding cue for the dogs was the bell which they would react to accordingly once it rang. But, in this article the talk is not about dog rather babies.
The perception is similar it is only that we know that here it is the baby but thet training condition is similar. Pick your baby’s sleeping cues by following your baby’s routine.
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.
The concept is great right? It is not easy to implement as it is easy to write. For this idea to work it is a must you consider some aspects.
First you must have a schedule for the baby everyday. 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.
There are times when you have to sway the baby and this should be consistent and gentle.
The baby should be able to pick a few rhythms to help her go to sleep. 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.
Lastly, if you don’t have your own schedule it is time to implement them. Bathing time is one such cue. 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.
To conclude, babies start their lives in the womb, and they more accustomed to it. It is unlikely to come into the world with a lot of vigor as it can cause an insecurity feeling by the baby. For a baby to sleep properly the transition from the womb to the world should be gentle and smooth.