Everyone loves listening to music, so do our little ones. But mom-to-be can listen to music with headphones but the baby to be can’t. Many pregnant women place headphones on their belly so their little one can listen to pregnancy music. Its been done for years. Expecting mom’s play their favorite music, symphonies, soft music and more to their baby and share a special bond. After all, pregnancy is that special time when mom and baby can connect.
Your Baby is Listening
Research has shown that babies start hearing sounds in the second trimester and begin to respond to sounds during the final trimester. babies recognize and respond most to mom’s voice. As mom talks, sings, speaks aloud her voice vibrates and is amplifies inside her body. Baby’s hear mom’s sound throughout the day, in the evening and even at night. In fact, over time, babies get familiarized with mom’s sound and mom’s sound calms them the most.
Pregnancy Music you Should Play to your Baby
Doctors say that expecting mom’s should play their sounds to their baby and play soft and simple music and soft tones. Don’t play Rap music, hear sounds or loud sounds as these get more attenuated by the belly and babies don’t respond positively to them. Play sounds you enjoy and share them with your baby. Moms can download Mozart, lullaby’s and symphony’s with their baby. Create a playlist and play them with your baby,
How loud should Pregnancy Music be
Within your body, there are several sounds, the sound of your heart beating, your lungs expanding and contracting with air and a variety of other body sounds. So when you play sounds to your baby, make sure that they are not loud. Once sound is played to your baby in the womb, it is amplified by the sac fluid. When playing back sounds, make sure they are not very loud. Your baby will love to listen to soft sounds that you would enjoy wearing your headphones.
When you are in a grocery store and music is playing, the music playing should be similar. If in doubt, set your music player or headphone to low volume setting.
Benefits of Pregnancy Music
There are several studies don on the benefits of pregnancy music on the baby. The most important is prenatal bonding between mother and baby. Early connection helps mom prepare for baby and mom looks forward to her bundle of joy.
Many researchers also say that pregnancy music helps in early development of baby’s brain. Studies have shown that playing pregnancy music to the baby can stimulate the fetus’ brain and even assist with brain structures. Many babies even remember sounds played to them and will respond and turn when the music is played after birth!
How long should I play pregnancy music
It is recommended to play pregnancy music no more than an hour a day. Split that into smaller duration of 15 minutes each so you can have four 15-minute sessions to play back music to your baby. Remember, the purpose of pregnancy music is to help soothe your baby and connect with them. The best times to play pregnancy music is when you are relaxed or doing chores which relax you. Play pregnancy music when you are resting, taking a walk, reading a book or even when doing yoga!
Pregnancy Music Headphones
You want to ensure that you are comfortable for the duration the pregnancy music is playing. If using a headphone, make sure to use over the ear style headphones ad=s they are more comfortable and pass sound better than in ear style headphones. Also, you will need a headphone with volume control in case you accidentally forget to lower the volume on your phone or mp3 player.
It is however better and more comfortable to use Pixie Tunes Ear Buds for Belly to play Pregnancy Music for Baby in Womb. Pixie Tunes are better than regular Headphones for Pregnant Belly and sound better too. Pixie Tunes Premium has a built-in volume selector switch to safely limit the sounds played to your baby. Bosh Pixie Tunes Premium and Elite attach securely on your belly with reusable adhesives. Optionally mom’s to be can use Pixie Tunes with pregnancy belts or maternity pants. They are lightweight and discreet. An advantage Pixie Tunes have over traditional headphones is the ability for both mom and baby to listen to sounds simultaneously and for mom to share her voice with her baby.
Enjoy your pregnancy. sing, dance and talk to your baby in the womb. This is the time to bond with your baby and cherish memories forever.