How To Train Your Baby How To Sleep
Putting a baby to sleep was made possible by Pavlov’s dogs. 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. That sounds easy, doesn’t it? The dogs knew that it was time to feed each the bell rang and as such they would go over the place where they were served the food. 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. 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 is however not easy as written. 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 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.
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. One good cue is time for taking a bath. 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.
We all know that babies are more comfortable in the womb as this is where their lives begin. A baby will feel quite insecure if they came into the world with a lot of vitality. If you want to assist the baby to sleep soundly, you need to make the shift from the womb to the world comfortable.