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. Ivan Pavlov and his dog’s experiment are a pair who if you have heard of them then you know what the benefits of conditioning are. 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. That sounds easy, doesn’t it? 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 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.
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 good concept I’m sure. It may sound easy to read but it is not. There are some components which should be captured for it to work.
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. These steps if followed daily every night the baby will predict and know what comes after the current activity and detect the cue that is supposed to be for sleeping.
Sometime you want to help the baby to settle so she can sleep on her own.
If you decide to sway the baby ensure it is gentle and consistent.
The baby should be able to pick a few rhythms to help her 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. 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.