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Signs To Tell Your Baby That Its Time To Sleep

Putting a baby to sleep was made possible by Pavlov’s dogs. If you have heard of Ivan Pavlov and his dogs experiment then you know and appreciate the conditioning benefits. 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 overtime got used to timetable and associated a bell ring with food. This might sound easy. Each time the bell rang the dogs would go to the place they were served with food as they knew it was eating time. 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 noble thought. It is however not easy as written. Some elements need to taken into account for this concept to work.

First you must have a schedule for the baby everyday. The reason behind this is that a schedule leads to consistency which to predictability. 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.

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.

Lastly, if you don’t have your own schedule it is time to implement them. A cue could involve bathtime. 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. For a baby to sleep properly the transition from the womb to the world should be gentle and smooth.