Playing Music / Singing to your Baby!

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  1. Natalie&Karl

    Natalie&Karl Well-Known Member

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    My bosses lovely wife just rang me to congratulate me on my news and said it's wonderful (much nicer reaction than my boss gave ("ADOPT!")!!).

    She works in Psychotherapy and was giving me advice. Said one of the best things you can do is play 'nice' music to your baby and to sing to your baby aswell...

    Do/did any of your take the musical approach or recommend it?
     
  2. ablaze

    ablaze lucky mum of one of each!

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    when i was pregnant with chloe i couldnt stop listening to james blunts album, and as soon as she hears any song from it she listens intently to it!!! i also sung 2 my bump :oops:
     
  3. Natalie&Karl

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    lol - ur blushing face made me laugh

    Surprised your child isnt depressed Yvanne!!! lol. That is a great album but sooo depressing.

    As for singing...i wouldnt want to punish my unborn...

    I might whip out some Marvin Gaye or Aretha Franklin, my child might become the next X Factor.... :roll:

    :serenade:
     
  4. ablaze

    ablaze lucky mum of one of each!

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    lol i know, i seem 2 like deprssing bands lol, like coldplay etc 2 :roll:
     
  5. LynnieH

    LynnieH Well-Known Member

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    Jonny used to sing songs to frankie when I was pregnant. She knew his voice the minute he first talked to her. He still sings to calm her.
     
  6. Natalie&Karl

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    awww...so it must definitely have some effect....
     
  7. Layla

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    lol snap! Coby went on to have mild colic for a couple of hours in the evenings, it only lasted a month or so but James blunt was a god send, as soon as i put him on Coby seemd to get calmer

    xx
     
  8. Helen

    Helen ICSI Twins + miracle BFP

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    I sing along to the radio a lot plus I like to dance them about a bit :oops:

    Don't worry, I'll find them a therapist for when they're older :lol:

    A friend of mind used to use a personal stereo on her bump while she was at work and it kept her bump nice and quiet. :D
     
  9. Cat

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    When I was pregnant with DS I tried playing my bump with a variety of different music to see what he responded to, and the one thing that made him move around loads was norwigien lack metal :)

    But I also made a point of finding a nice soothing song that I could sing along with to him an continue one he was orn. (Farewell and Goodnight by the Smashing Pumpkins) And this became his nursery rhyme.

    I have found that once he becomes familier wit a song it works great to sooth him, like a song they did on boogie beeies aout favorite food and the theme from come outside. If I have difficulty getting him to settle at night I sing this to him and he stops crying. So I think its def worth a go, great way to bond with your baby too.
     
  10. Tam

    Tam Mum of 2 - PG with No.3

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    When I have time, I put the musical toy we have bought for Alfie's cot on my belly and play that to him 3 or 4 times, hoping it will help settle him when he goes to bed........method and madness :wink:
     
  11. Natalie&Karl

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    Oh smart Tam...very Smart! I like your style! =D>
     
  12. KX

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    I seen Coldplay at Bellahouston last year-class!

    "Look at the stars, look how they shine on you......"
     
  13. ablaze

    ablaze lucky mum of one of each!

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    i love thm lol!! ive inly ever seen pink in concert tht was faaaaab!!!
     
  14. ImTheDaddy

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    We did!!

    Tam played Eminem to Alfie Every Night!!!!

    And she wonders why he's kickin the crap outta her at the mo'!
     
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    Only kidding, we used to play Brahm's Lullabye (Hi little toy plays it) to Alfie every night but stopped when Tam went to bed before me!

    Thought it would allow him to associate the music with a safe envirnment!
     
  16. miss maternal

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    When i was pregnant I used to sing and play the harp but i dont know if it helped as I had a miscarriage shortly after! :cry: My cat loves me playing though and falls asleep. :lol:
     
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    OMG is that what your boss said to you ? :shock:

    I used to sing alot when pg with Ella, usually in the car. and I got a CD from pampers which played classical music, then it would play it back as it would sound in the womb to your baby. I kow classical is boring to listen to, but its meant to be good to play to bubs.

    I think my singing and dancing around must have had some effect on Ella beuase now she's a little show off always dances to any catchy beats and she sings too, her favourite is row row row your boat and she sings "row row row row row" lol
     

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