There is an old adage that “music calms the wild animal”. Well, do not get upset, I’m not saying your baby is a wild beast, heaven forbid! The point is that music is equally beneficial for humans and animals. From the beginning of human nature, it was safe to say that one of the first things they ever did was some form of music.What do you do when you’re soothing your baby in the most comfortable nursery glider?
You’ve probably seen videos and CDs for babies. The question remains, do you really need that? It is strictly an individual decision. There is no doubt that music is soothing to everyone with the exception that hair rained new music that would upset the devil. The type of music you choose should be music that is relaxing, enjoyable, unobtrusive and without loud passages. There are some theories that classical music can make your baby smarter, and exposing your baby to music is part of what we do to introduce them to all the sights and sounds of their world.
What sounds do a baby like?
Music can definitely help to soothe your baby and bring him to a relaxing state before bed or nap. Nature sounds are a favourite like ocean waves, waterfalls, raindrops, a gently flowing, bubbling stream, and bird songs are all sounds that are natural and we find ourselves relaxing as adults and so will baby.
When the baby is maturing
When your baby is maturing or when your baby is awake, there are plenty of nursery rhymes or music from children’s films that can stimulate his senses. Simple and rhythmic music with voices tuned to a baby and his understanding with which he or she can identify are good.
So-called white noise is not irritating to a baby. How many times have you seen babies sleeping through all kinds of noise and clamor? It always amazes me that a baby sleeps in his place in the supermarket. the sounds around him are not noticeable.
However, you do not have to create an artificially silent environment for the baby, as this can make it difficult to fall asleep. The normal household noise is something your baby will identify with as a normal “hum” of activity they will grow into and willingly accept.
This is a great time for you to explore all kinds of music and watch what the effect on your baby is. Your baby will let you know in a subtle way what pleases and what does not. The same music that helps your baby fall asleep can help calm your own nerves and give you and your baby a wonderful time of bonding and rest.