Signs To Tell Your Baby That Its Time To Sleep
Putting a baby to sleep was made possible by Pavlov’s dogs. 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. The dogs overtime got used to timetable and associated a bell ring with food. Easy, right? The dogs knew that it was time to feed each the bell rang and as such they would go over the place where they were served the food. We will discuss a baby’s sleep training and not dogs cue to feed.
The perception is similar it is only that we know that here it is the baby but thet training condition is similar. You should start by following your baby’s patterns and identify the sleeping cues.
The sleeping cues are helpful to your baby as you will know the sleeping time and the behavior that should tell your it is 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.
You should get a program for the baby to be followed daily. The reason behind this is that a schedule leads to consistency which to predictability. 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.
Sometimes it is good to leave the baby to sleep on their own and other times you help put the baby to sleep.
During the times when you decide that you want to put the baby to sleep make sure you do it consistently and gently.
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. The child will know that soon after bathing , there will be a few other activities all centered around sleep and so at the time you will say it is bed time everybody should just go to bed.
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.