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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. If you have heard of Ivan Pavlov and his dogs experiment then you know and appreciate the conditioning benefits. The training that Ivan taught the dogs was that at the chime of the bell then it was a feeding cue. With time the dogs adjusted to the fact that the every time the bell rang it was eating time. This might sound easy. 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 training aspect of both the dogs and the baby are similarly the only difference is that we know the baby is not a dog. You should start by following your baby’s patterns and identify the sleeping cues.

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.

The concept is great right? It is not easy to implement as it is easy to write. 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. These steps if followed daily every night the baby will predict and know what comes after the current activity and detect the cue that is supposed to be for sleeping.

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.

When the baby is being swayed it is assisted to sleep by some rhythms. 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.

Since conception when the baby is in the womb they grow accustomed to the womb. 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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