Anyone play music for their little one pre-birth?

Anyone play music for their little one pre-birth?

Sara H
Sara H

June 19th, 2012, 3:20 pm #1

I have been playing our kiddo about an hour of classical with a bit of my favs in there, too. (If kiddo gets handed to me and does not like Sting I'll know the baby was switched! )

Has anyone else tried this? Did you see any results?

I have always wanted to try it, I just sit at my computer, plug in the earphones from a plane (the flat ones that hang on your ears) and put on "Pandora" on classical with the earphones on my tummy by kiddos head.

I love to hear what you think!
Thanks,
Sara H
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Tanya
Tanya

June 19th, 2012, 5:05 pm #2

Much like you I thought it was a great idea and mentioned it to MFM. She told me it wasnt a good idea because it is like a echo sound chamber for the baby with all the fluid. I never did any of my own research but didnt do it after she advised against it.
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Sara H
Sara H

June 19th, 2012, 7:33 pm #3

I will look into that!

Oh dear, now kiddo will hate classical...

Good thoughts, thank you!
Sara H
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Laura
Laura

June 19th, 2012, 8:02 pm #4

I have been playing our kiddo about an hour of classical with a bit of my favs in there, too. (If kiddo gets handed to me and does not like Sting I'll know the baby was switched! )

Has anyone else tried this? Did you see any results?

I have always wanted to try it, I just sit at my computer, plug in the earphones from a plane (the flat ones that hang on your ears) and put on "Pandora" on classical with the earphones on my tummy by kiddos head.

I love to hear what you think!
Thanks,
Sara H
But I have not heard from a reliable source that it is good or bad.

If its bad, the I wonder what damage I did screaming during labor...
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anna
anna

June 20th, 2012, 1:02 am #5

Laura, you are scaring me.... screaming during labor!!! noooooooooooooo
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ALM
ALM

June 20th, 2012, 2:22 am #6

I have been playing our kiddo about an hour of classical with a bit of my favs in there, too. (If kiddo gets handed to me and does not like Sting I'll know the baby was switched! )

Has anyone else tried this? Did you see any results?

I have always wanted to try it, I just sit at my computer, plug in the earphones from a plane (the flat ones that hang on your ears) and put on "Pandora" on classical with the earphones on my tummy by kiddos head.

I love to hear what you think!
Thanks,
Sara H
Hey - Well, I worked out pretty much the entire pregnancy, and I listened to pop/rock while doing cardio. After birth, my so will light up when I play that playlist that's on my MP3 player. No kidding.

I first saw this when he was about 5/6 weeks old, and I was washing his bottles and him in his pack n'play in the kitchen with me. He was crying and I decided to turn on some music and sing to him. The minute that song "The Climb" came on, he quited down and clearly knew the song.

Seriously, it's happened again everytime I put that playlist on.....

If it's classics you, want, great. I went for the ROCK!
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Sara H
Sara H

June 20th, 2012, 3:24 am #7

I knew a freind of my dad's who had a kid who heard tons of classical before birth (since both his parents are classical musicians) and at quite times they would play him the same stuff and he'd mellow right out.

We like both, rock and classical, though nothing too hard, so I have been playing a mix for our kiddo. (though DH wants me to play more Sinatra/Oldies and I am more mellow/classic rock and Sting kind's gal... so we have been mixing it up, though I do stick to one style per hour per day. I find sudden shifts of musical style jarring, I can only imagine Kiddo would, too!

I did not find anything about it being negative yet, as long as it's not too loud, which we don't play it loudly anyway. I will double check and ask the Dr.s this week.

I like the idea of s set playlist... but how do you pick only an hour of music you won't hate later when you hear it over and over to quite the kid... I'll have to work on that!

So far one of the biggest responses I have gotten was when the Hulk would roar in "Avengers"... can't even imagine what that sounded like from the inside! but we sure did get a bunch of wiggling and kicking. DH is convinced Kiddo will be a Hulk fan... we'll see! Maybe baby was kicking to say "Stop that racket!". You just can't tell!

Thanks for the input!
Sara H
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Mrs. A
Mrs. A

June 20th, 2012, 2:44 pm #8

I have been playing our kiddo about an hour of classical with a bit of my favs in there, too. (If kiddo gets handed to me and does not like Sting I'll know the baby was switched! )

Has anyone else tried this? Did you see any results?

I have always wanted to try it, I just sit at my computer, plug in the earphones from a plane (the flat ones that hang on your ears) and put on "Pandora" on classical with the earphones on my tummy by kiddos head.

I love to hear what you think!
Thanks,
Sara H
for the peanut to hear the music. Just you singing or the music playing in the background is enough for LO to "hear" the music. Like ALM listening to music while exercising.

Along the same lines of "sounds", my DD can sleep through our barking Rottie but a creak in the floor boards can wake her and send her into a tailspin! I reason that it's because she was used to hearing the bark of our Rottie but she couldn't hear such "low" sounds like a a floor board creak.
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Sara H
Sara H

June 22nd, 2012, 2:31 pm #9

So, make a recording of low noises, doors, floors and the upstairs neighbors and play that for kiddo? Will do!

Seriously, I do listen a bunch (and sing in the car) on my own but when i am working I find music can be distracting so I use the buds for a while.

Dr.s seem to think it was fine as long as it was not too loud. I put the ear buds up to my ear and tried listening though my hand. I have it at a level where I can just hear it, so it's rather soft.

We'll see what happens!

Thanks, All!
Sara H
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