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 involved was that he taught his dogs that when the bell chimes here they would salivate and know it was a cue to feed. With time the dogs adjusted to the fact that the every time the bell rang it was eating time. This might sound easy. Each time the bell rang the dogs would go to the place they were served with food as they knew it was eating time. We will discuss a baby’s sleep training and not dogs cue to feed.
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.
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.
One, you need a constant organized timetable for the baby on a daily basis. This is because a timetable equals consistency and consistency equally ability to predict. 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.
During the times when you decide that you want to put the baby to sleep make sure you do it consistently and gently.
Swaying rhythms helps a baby to go to sleep. 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.
In case you do not have a schedule it is about time to draft one. Bathing time is one such cue. Children pick schedules faster so if you start it by bathing followed by activities geared towards bedtime by the time you tell the child to go to sleep it will be easy.
Since conception when the baby is in the womb they grow accustomed to the womb. 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.