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. 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.
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.
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.
One, you need a constant organized timetable for the baby on a daily basis. The reason behind this is that a schedule leads to consistency which to predictability. 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.
Sometime you want to help the baby to settle so she can sleep on her own.
During the times when you decide that you want to put the baby to sleep make sure you do it consistently and gently.
When the baby is being swayed it is assisted to sleep by some rhythms. 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.
The next schedule that should be implement is the parents. One good cue is time for taking a bath. 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.
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.