How To Train Your Baby How To Sleep
Putting a baby to sleep was made possible by Pavlov’s dogs. Conditioning benefits are from Ivan Pavlov and the experiment he did on his dogs and they are to be appreciated and you can read more in the website. 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. Easy, right? The feeding cue for the dogs was the bell which they would react to accordingly once it rang. However, the issue here isn’t dogs it is the baby’s sleep pattern.
The concept could be the same though here we know that the baby is not a dog but perhaps you should condition him similarly. Pick your baby’s sleeping cues by following your baby’s routine.
This will be good to help your baby in sleeping as you will know the sleep time and the behavior traits done when it’s time to sleep.
This is a good concept I’m sure. It is however not easy as written. Some elements need to taken into account for this concept 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.
There are times when you have to sway the baby and this should be consistent and gentle.
Swaying rhythms helps a baby to go to sleep. The swaying if needed should be gentle for the baby’s relaxation because if it is done fast the baby will think it’s a cue to 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.
Since conception when the baby is in the womb they grow accustomed to the womb. 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.