A study from Leicester University has shown
that babies can remember sounds they heard in the womb more than
a year after birth. Dr. Alexandra Lamont, from the University’s
music research group, said ‘This provides new evidence
about the influence of nurture in early child development. Babies
can remember and prefer music that they heard before they were
Therefore, when you play Calmtime while you
are pregnant, you and your baby learn to relax more easily. With
repeated listening your baby will feel calm and relaxed whenever
you play our music. This can help with the birth itself, breastfeeding,
teething and colic - basically anytime your baby seems stressed
out. The result is relaxation for the whole family - rather like
the Mozart effect.
Did you know that newborn babies need 21 hours sleep a day and
children from six months to two years of age need at least 12
hours sleep? Sleep deprivation can
cause problems for everyone in the family: fractious babies during
the day, exhausted mothers and an anxious, stressful atmosphere
that affects everyone in the home.
Modern parents get around 30% less sleep than their own parents
did, a survey has suggested.
Sleep starvation is a huge problem for today’s parents.
A survey of 2,000 new parents and 2,000 people aged 55 to 65 was
carried out by Mother And Baby and Yours magazines. It found today's
parents try all kinds of things to get their babies to sleep through
the night, including taking the infant into their own bed. In
contrast, parents in the 1960s and 1970s tended to say their babies
had slept peacefully in their own cots.
New mothers of young babies reported
that, on average, they only have three and a half hours
sleep a night, compared to five hours which the older
generation said they used to get. Two thirds of those surveyed
said this "sleep starvation" left them
feeling bad-tempered, with the same proportion reporting irritation
with their partner. Other problems reported were being tearful,
forgetful or depressed. A third reported being more accident prone
or clumsy, 27% unable to function properly, and another 27% irritable
with their baby.
Imagine the difference to your life relaxation music could
make. If you and your baby are more relaxed then sleep is going
to be a lot easier.