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. 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 that Ivan taught the dogs was that at the chime of the bell then it was a feeding cue. The dogs overtime got used to timetable and associated a bell ring with food. This might sound easy. Each time the bell rang the dogs would go to the place they were served with food as they knew it was eating time. 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.
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 is not easy to implement as it is easy to write. Some elements need to taken into account for this concept to work.
You should get a program for the baby to be followed daily. Because when you have a timetable which you follow consistently then it will be easy to predict what is coming next. 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.
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.
The baby should be able to pick a few rhythms to help her go to sleep. 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.
The next schedule that should be implement is the parents. 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.
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. A baby should be assisted to shift from womb to the world smoothly as this will ensure they sleep better.