Funny how raising a baby is sort of like a series of Pavlovian experiments, right? We do things to condition or babies. Dillon has learned to sleep on her own. We have a nighttime routine - bath, play, feed and sleep and I play white noise in the background. When she goes through this sequence, she knows it's nighttime and sleeptime.
We are having a hard time getting her to go down for naps during the day though. Although, we have a different set of a lesser sequence, swaddle, a little bit of food (to keep her belly full) and rockabye baby CD, rather than white noise. Supposedly, she will eventually be conditioned so that when she hears the rockabye CD, it will indicate naptime to her and make her sleepy. However, I am guessing that right about now, the Rockabye CD indicates extensive amounts of crying..heheh.
It's a lot of a cause and effect type thing.
Now, don't get me wrong here. It is interesting and all that but...had I wanted to be a scientist (a la Pavlov), I would've studied to become one. Hehehe.