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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 eating time was scheduled for any time the bell rang. This might sound easy. The feeding cue for the dogs was the bell which they would react to accordingly once it rang. We will discuss a baby’s sleep training and not dogs cue to feed.
The concept could be the same though here we know that the baby is not a dog but perhaps you should condition him similarly. Pick your baby’s sleeping cues by following your baby’s routine.
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 noble thought. It is however not easy as written. Some elements need to taken into account for this concept to work.
First you must have a schedule for the baby everyday. Because when you have a timetable which you follow consistently then it will be easy to predict what is coming next. 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.
Sometimes it is good to leave the baby to sleep on their own and other times you help put the baby to sleep.
If you decide to sway the baby ensure it is gentle and consistent.
Swaying rhythms helps a baby to go to sleep. 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. A cue could involve bathtime. 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.