Forming A Sleeping Pattern For Your Baby
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 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. That sounds easy, doesn’t it? The feeding cue for the dogs was the bell which they would react to accordingly once it rang. 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. Pick your baby’s sleeping cues by following your baby’s routine.
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 not easy to implement as it is easy to write. 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 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.
Sometimes it is good to leave the baby to sleep on their own and other times you help put the baby to sleep.
There are times when you have to sway the baby and this should be consistent and gentle.
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.
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. A baby will feel quite insecure if they came into the world with a lot of vitality. If you want to assist the baby to sleep soundly, you need to make the shift from the womb to the world comfortable.
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