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 dog’s were taught that when the bell rang it was a cue to eat. With time the dogs adjusted to the fact that the every time the bell rang it was eating time. This might sound easy. 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. 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. Keenly follow the baby’s routine and look out for 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 noble thought. It may sound easy to read but it is not. Some elements need to taken into account for this concept to work.
First you must have a schedule for the baby everyday. This is because a timetable equals consistency and consistency equally ability to predict. 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.
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. A cue could involve bathtime. 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.
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. If you want to assist the baby to sleep soundly, you need to make the shift from the womb to the world comfortable.