My baby Magnate loves to listen to music, even while he was still in my tummy. The first time I put the headphones on my bulge, he stopped moving around. Maybe he was straining to listen closely to the muffled music. But I noticed that when Eva Cassidy’s version of “Fields of Gold” came, he kicked so hard! Maybe he liked the soothing voice of Eva. Or baka mahilig sa chicks! LOL!
His current favorite music is this Romantic Mozart CD that I bought many years ago on sale at a music store. After his morning bath and feed, I would play the Mozart CD on “repeat all” mode. Magnate will then sleep peacefully in his crib, sometimes as long as 4 hours straight.
What I have read is that the Mozart Effect is controversial, and may actually be untrue. But with regard to classical music making a baby calmer and more relaxed, I can say it is true for Magnate. He is a very calm baby, crying only when he is really hungry or in pain or in need of stimulation. I am thankful that, so far, I have not been kept up all night dancing and singing to a crying baby. Actually, I have been kept up all night by a baby who wouldn’t go to sleep because he simply wasn’t sleepy! (He slept all day! “Good morning, mama!”) 🙂