Parenting Tips for The Average Joe

How To Train Your Baby How 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 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. That sounds easy, doesn’t it? 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. Keenly follow the baby’s routine and look out for sleeping cues.

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 however not easy as written. There are some components which should be captured for it to work.

One, you need a constant organized timetable for the baby on a daily basis. 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.

During the times when you decide that you want to put the baby to sleep make sure you do it consistently and gently.

The baby should be able to pick a few rhythms to help her go to sleep. 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. 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.

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.