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. The dogs eating time was scheduled for any time the bell rang. Easy, right? Each time the bell rang the dogs would go to the place they were served with food as they knew it was eating time. 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. 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 good concept I’m sure. It is however not easy as written. There are some components which should be captured for it to work.
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. If you constantly follow the steps daily for each night the baby should be able to predict and will pick what follows what and know your cue for time to sleep.
There are times when you feel you would like you should help the baby settle and other times you feel like letting her sleep on her own.
There are times when you have to sway the baby and this should be consistent and gentle.
When the baby is being swayed it is assisted to sleep by some rhythms. 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. 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.
We all know that babies are more comfortable in the womb as this is where their lives begin. It is unlikely to come into the world with a lot of vigor as it can cause an insecurity feeling by the baby. A baby should be assisted to shift from womb to the world smoothly as this will ensure they sleep better.