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Music to help babies sleep: complete tosh?

January 22, 2007

With our new baby due to be born any minute now we thought it might be fun to write a blog as we try-out each of the heavily marketed “music for babies” products out with the harshest critic of all: our newborn baby …

Bit of background: we are parents of two children.  Well, to be accurate, parents of one little girl who will be 3 years old at the end of the month and with luck parents of a baby who is due to be born in the next week or so.

Our little girl had real problems sleeping for the first 8 months of her little life.  Nothing seemed to work, including advice from a mountain of baby books and ideas from friends-and-family, so we turned to ‘alternative’ ideas and started to purchase music marketed as helping babies sleep – including lullabies and “white noise music”.  Some of this music seemed to help, others were entirely useless.

If hubby can get his act together with the digital video camera we will post clips of the success of each CD at calming down our newborn.

We will also dream up a scorecard to give an idea of the relative usefulness of each attempt at music for babies and do the usual “review” sort of stuff – cost, service, …

Hopefully, by the time we are done we should have created a useful little resource for parents who are interested in the success (or failure) of the heavily marketed music that claims to help babies sleep.

We will keep our identities anonymous to ensure that anyone we are buying music from does not know it is us!