Forming A Sleeping Pattern For Your Baby
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 dog’s were taught that when the bell rang it was a cue to eat. 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. We will discuss a baby’s sleep training and not dogs cue to feed.
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 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. 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.
When the baby is being swayed it is assisted to sleep by some rhythms. 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. A cue could involve bathtime. 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. For a baby to sleep properly the transition from the womb to the world should be gentle and smooth.