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5 Lessons Learned: Parenting

Forming A Sleeping Pattern For Your Baby

Your baby can be help to sleep by Pavlov’s dogs. Pavlov’s dogs provided a way for babies to sleep. Conditioning benefits are from Ivan Pavlov and the experiment he did on his dogs and they are to be appreciated and you can read more in the website. The dog’s were taught that when the bell rang it was a cue to eat. The dogs overtime got used to timetable and associated a bell ring with food. Easy, right? 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 training aspect of both the dogs and the baby are similarly the only difference is that we know the baby is not a dog. Pick your baby’s sleeping cues by following your baby’s routine.

These will be essential in helping your baby to sleep because you will look out for the time she sleeps and what she does and know that the is preparing to sleep.

This is a noble thought. 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. Because when you have a timetable which you follow consistently then it will be easy to predict what is coming next. 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.

If you decide to sway the baby ensure it is gentle and consistent.

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.

The next schedule that should be implement is the parents. 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.

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.