Signs To Tell Your Baby That Its Time To Sleep
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. 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 concept could be the same though here we know that the baby is not a dog but perhaps you should condition him similarly. 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.
This is a good concept I'm sure. It is however not easy as written. For this idea to work it is a must you consider some aspects.
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. 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.
In case you do not have a schedule it is about time to draft one. 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.
To conclude, babies start their lives in the womb, and they more accustomed to it. 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.