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    emaccenti is offline Registered User
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    Using Music To Calm Your Baby

    Here is one of my articles about baby parenting, I hope you'll find it interesting and useful :)


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    Using Music To Calm Your Baby - by Emanuele Accenti

    Music is a wonderful way for you to calm and soothe your baby, especially
    during the first year. How many times have your heard parents say that
    there was nothing that they could do with their crying, fussing baby until
    they tried music. This is because music does indeed soothe the savage
    beast, or in this case, the baby.

    There are certain distinct sounds that have been proven to calm even fussy
    babies: the sounds of nature, white noise, and music. Even if your baby
    isn't fussing or crying you may want to use music as often as you can to
    encourage that feeling of calm and peacefulness. All it takes is a few
    minutes every day and before you know it your baby will be looking forward
    to hearing that certain song emanating from the CD player.

    There is nothing complicated or mysterious about introducing your baby to
    music from day one. You don?t need to search for the perfect song or a
    certain type of music. All you have to do is start by having your baby
    listen to your favorite songs and music. If jazz is on the top of your
    list, let your baby listen to the sounds of John Coltrane as he sits in
    his baby seat watching you in the kitchen. It doesn't matter if you play
    the schmaltzy songs of the eighties or some wicked African beat, your baby
    is going to listen and his mood is going to be altered by any musical
    sound that he hears.

    Besides the music that you yourself can introduce your baby to, there are
    hundreds of CDs on the market today that are filled with baby songs and
    lullabies. At the end of the day you may want to play a CD of quiet baby
    songs that have a slower beat. There are so many CDs for you to choose
    from that you will have a hard time making up your mind. Choose
    that interests you. Many baby CDs will have lullabies and faster beat
    songs on the same CD.

    Playing music has other benefits besides soothing your fussy, crying baby.
    These benefits include:

    - Babies are introduced to musical sounds.
    - Music enhances your baby's behavior and cognitive skills.
    - Relieves stress for the entire family.
    - Will stimulate curiosity and an interest in music.

    Take time to find a variety of music CDs for your baby to listen to.
    You'll soon notice which music your baby is most drawn to and can use that
    music when he is particularly fussy or is crying.

    About the Author

    Emanuele Accenti is the author of the best-selling Ebook "Babies First
    Year - What Every Parents Need To Know"
    Last edited by rani; 11-21-2006 at 03:38 PM.

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    Herlina is offline Registered User
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    Thumbs up Music for baby

    First I am sorry for my English and spelling .

    I totally agree with you, as I listen to the music since I was still pregnant, now my daughter is 20 months old and she recognise to all the music I played since then, mostly I listen classical music or even south american music, but I wonder that she response to all type of music, she love to dance and she can follow the beat so well, some time she will sing by following the tunes.

    I am so glad that I follow the guide lines from one of web side that I subsribe
    (Baby Centre), they advise to a pregnant woman to listen the music, specially classical, even at that time I was bored to death listen to it as I am not use to it, but the benefit is absolutely fab.

    Thanks to the subject that you posted.

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    Hong Kong
    There is a CD from Japna which is soft music for stopping babies from crying. The music is recorded from the pregnant lady's uterus. It said that baby feels comfortable and secure when here those music which is used to hear before birth.

    If you are interested, please let me know. I can tell which CD is and send you a copy.

    Have a nice weekend!!
    Maggie Ho

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    skypony is offline Registered User
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    Try iTunes. Plenty of good stuff on there.

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    People might not believe me but not every baby is calmed and soothed by music (even white noise, nature sounds etc.) My son in fact was more stimulated by music than anything--the thing that was most calming for him as a newborn was silence and me patting him on the back. If I put music on--any kind (even the supposedly "soothing sounds for baby") he was immediately awake and ready to listen or sometimes overstimulated and upset by it. And I listened to music the entire time I was pregnant and he especially liked bass sounds and drum beats from music at our church as well as deep male voices. Now that he is almost 1-year-old, he walks around clapping his hands when he hears music and dances and he can actually keep somewhat of a beat with a drum or maracas but if I want to calm him down and soothe him, no way to do I put on "Chopin by the Sea" or anything like that. So...there are always the anomalies out there and my son one! (Anyone else have a child like this?)

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    babysmoothie is offline Registered User
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    One of my toddler student starts to dance even if it is calm and relaxing music, whereas most of my babies/ toddlers tend to calm down with soft relaxing music

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