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. The dogs overtime got used to timetable and associated a bell ring with food. 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. 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 noble thought. It is not easy to implement as it is easy to write. Some elements need to taken into account for this concept 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. If the schedule is followed constantly on a daily basis you will know what to expect and also what follows after that and be able to know the sleep cue.
There are times when you feel you would like you should help the baby settle and other times you feel like letting her sleep on her own.
If you decide to sway the baby ensure it is gentle and consistent.
When the baby is being swayed it is assisted to sleep by some rhythms. 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. A cue could involve bathtime. If you design your schedule in a way that after bathtime there is some activity centered on sleeping it should not be a problem if you tell them to go to bed.
We all know that babies are more comfortable in the womb as this is where their lives begin. It is unlikely to come into the world with a lot of vigor as it can cause an insecurity feeling by the baby. If you want to assist the baby to sleep soundly, you need to make the shift from the womb to the world comfortable.