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    Default Is Background Music @ Night when Putting Newborn to Sleep Unwise?

    Hi,


    I read at various places about not having television in the background at night as this may be over-stimulating for newborns and can affect their sleep. What do you think about playing soft baby/classical/instrumental music in the background when putting newborns to sleep then? Would that be unwise?


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    Default Is Background Music @ Night when Putting Newborn to Sleep Unwise?

    Soft music would be fine and could become an effective sleep cue.

    But white noise (played as loud as a shower) is actually meant to be extremely soothing for babies, perhaps look into this?

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    The womb is quite noisy (muffled sounds from outside along with the sounds of the mother's blood & digestive system), so I actually think it makes sense to have some sort of noise playing while little babies are sleeping, as it is what they are used to.

    As babies, both of my children were comforted by soft music that I played during pregnancy, probably because it was familiar to them. I also had success with soft white noise.

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    My DD (22 months) still falls asleep with white noise on. When she was little we tried all kinds of things and suddenly struck gold when we put on white noise (waves crashing / whale noises?!) and she started doing amazing sleeps. Worth trying. Lots of things until you find what works for your little one. Good luck xx

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    Some people would say that they get used to the music then depend on it and when they aren't home cannot sleep. But since the trusty invention of ipods and phones. You can have the music whereever they are my kids have thoer music overseas, camping, at grandmas house. Easy

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    I think soft baby/classical/instrumental music sometimes is fine- as long as its not the time, as the bub could depend on it

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    Default Is Background Music @ Night when Putting Newborn to Sleep Unwise?

    I used soft classical and white noise for helping DD sleep for a few weeks at first.

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    Default Is Background Music @ Night when Putting Newborn to Sleep Unwise?

    Quote Originally Posted by threechooks View Post
    Some people would say that they get used to the music then depend on it and when they aren't home cannot sleep. But since the trusty invention of ipods and phones. You can have the music whereever they are my kids have thoer music overseas, camping, at grandmas house. Easy
    I guess it's possible. DD didn't need it after a couple of weeks though, I forgot to put it on one night, she went to sleep anyway and then after that I didn't bother any more.

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    Default Is Background Music @ Night when Putting Newborn to Sleep Unwise?

    Who cares if they get dependent on it for sleep? It's gotta be one of the easiest sleep cues ever, it doesn't require you to get up 10 times a night to feed or replace a dummy. You can leave it going all night long if need be and for years. You can take it with you on holiday and it can be used when you're not there.

    But if for some reason you were bothered by your child being dependent on music/white noise for sleep it's apparently easy to wean, just turn the volume a little lower each night.

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    We recently decided to stop the music at night with DS2 and just took it away one night, expecting him to wake up heaps, however we have had no issues since. He is 15 months old now so I guess he doesn't need it anymore and he clearly wasn't dependent upon it because he still sleeps quite well without


 

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