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 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. This might sound easy. The feeding cue for the dogs was the bell which they would react to accordingly once it rang. 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.
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.
The concept is great right? It may sound easy to read but it is not. For this idea to work it is a must you consider some aspects.
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. 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.
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. 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.
The next schedule that should be implement is the parents. 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. No baby can come to the world with a lot of stimuli as it is feared there will be an issue of insecurity. If you want to assist the baby to sleep soundly, you need to make the shift from the womb to the world comfortable.