QOTW 9/18 Music for baby
Will you play any music for baby as a newborn?
I know with DS1, I *had* to play music for him to fall asleep. His babysitter at the time claimed he loved listening to country blasting loud. Which is funny b/c he hates it now. LOL DS2 will not fall asleep with ANY distraction and has always been that way. But, he sure loves dancing to music while awake. ;) I've never played those kids CDs for my kids though, and my mom always makes me feel bad for it. To each his own, I tell her. Heh heh. Both of my boys just love something with a beat.
We'd be open to it, but we don't have anything specific in mind. We might get a duplicate of the music/soothing sounds thing we have for DD. It also has a projection of stars/fish but she never paid attention to that. When we had sleep issues with her in infancy, we bought it and she was terrified but after she turned a year it helped her so much because she's such a light sleeper. We usually just have it on ocean sounds and because I am usually the one to put DD to bed (her preference) baby has a lot of intrauterine exposure to the music. :)
I"ll be really interested to see if he likes it when he's born.
I have never played music for my kids while they are asleep so I don't have any of those classical music CDs, but during the day we listen to a variety of music and all of my kiddos are big music fans!! We love to dance all around the house together--makes cleaning day much more fun! And we play Just Dance on the Wii quite often and also Band Hero on the Playstation 3. That's pretty much our weekend routine: Just Dance or Band Hero for a couple of hours and then we'll watch a movie together before bed. :) My older DD takes piano and dance lessons and hopefully my younger DDs will as well. Couldn't get DS to take music lessons--well, not yet! LOL
So yep, to each his own! I think music is wonderful for kids but I don't think they have to be limited to one type of music (like those kids' classical music CDs). :)
I agree Jamie, it's good to expose them to all kinds of music.