Music is a wonderful way to calm and soothe your baby. Music has been found to be one of the most effective ways to calm a baby, especially during the first year. Many parents will tell you that music was the only way they could get their baby to stop fussing.
Certain sounds have proven to calm even the fussiest babies. The sound of nature is one of the most effective along with white noise and of course music. Use music as often as you can to encourage a calm feeling in your baby. There is also nothing sweeter than listening to a grandson’s response to lullaby music. I highly recommend lullaby music to anyone who knows and loves a baby.
The latest and newest music albums are personalized children’s music CDs. They even have a lullaby one called „You’re an Angel“, which features the child’s name in the music throughout the songs. I stumbled upon this music while shopping at Sam’s Club, one of my favorite places to shop. They allow vendor shows from time to time. Anyway, as I was strolling down the isle, I came across this booth playing these hip children’s songs. I had my grandson with me and they asked me for his name. They played several different albums for us each with my grandson’s name in the music. It was amazing. I could not believe my ears, it was so good and my grandson’s eyes lit up a mile wide! I bought „You are my Friend“ for my grandson and since my daughter was expecting, and had already decided on a name, I purchased the „You’re an Angel“ CD with the following message on the CD label:
Welcome to the World!
We Love You,
Grandpa & Grandma 2009
You can choose from Disney Princess Tea Party, You Can Do Anything, You are my Friend, You are a Winner, Elmo and Veggie Tales, and even Mickey & Minnie Mouse. There are sports CDs that have your child’s name in a radio type sports broadcast and now the latest are two DVD’s, „The Wubbles Adventure“ and „You Can Do Anything“. Just give them the name you would like in the songs and it’s that easy. And as I said, you can even put a three line message on the CD label.
They even had Christmas CD’s with songs like jingle bells and we wish you a merry Christmas with your child/grandchild’s name in the music, One even tells the complete story of Birth of Jesus with all the classic Christmas music. Is your child big into Sesame Street? Well, make sure you grab all the gang.
There are even personalized children’s music CDs for Christian and general audiences, Bible stories about David, Noah, Jonah and other old testament stories.
Besides soothing influence of music there are other benefits.
o You are introducing your baby to musical sounds.
o Music can enhance your baby’s cognitive skills.
o Playing music will stimulate your baby’s curiosity and interest in music.
o You are teaching your child to enjoy music at a very early age.
o Music can relieve stress for the entire family.
An added benefit of playing music that new baby is that by associating music with bedtime you can teach your baby to fall off to sleep listening to a song or lullaby. Getting baby to sleep on a schedule is without question a top priority for most new parents.