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Poll: Playing music for your kids at bedtime

Posted by on Aug. 7, 2010 at 11:08 AM
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Question: In your opinion is playing music for your children at bedtime a good or bad for them? I would still be alternating reading and playing music for them at bedtime.

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Good for them


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Okay ladies so I was wondering what your thoughts were on music for bedtime. My kids are young and my youngest really likes his music dog so I was thinking of having music playing for my boys at bedtime. 

 My sister in law that lives with us thinks it's a bad idea and thinks it's bad for them or something. She has a younger baby who will be sharing a room with my youngest son. 

 My other sister in law does it with her kids and they are very bright happy children. She has suggested it to me as well for when the boys can't sleep. 

by on Aug. 7, 2010 at 11:08 AM
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ChancesMommy07
by on Aug. 7, 2010 at 11:12 AM

My son listens to music when he is going to sleep. Its a cd of native american flute music by Carlos Nakai. Its very soothing and he's listened to it since he was a baby.


Mama32309
by on Aug. 7, 2010 at 11:16 AM
When my dd was a few months old I would put baby Einstein in she loved it
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Flare
by on Aug. 7, 2010 at 11:20 AM

Thank you for the suggestion in music I'll look into that one. If you have any others I would love to know them.

Quoting ChancesMommy07:

My son listens to music when he is going to sleep. Its a cd of native american flute music by Carlos Nakai. Its very soothing and he's listened to it since he was a baby.


Flare
by on Aug. 7, 2010 at 11:21 AM

So does she not like hearing it now or did you just stop playing it for her? My boys are older then a few months that's why I ask.

Quoting Mama32309:

When my dd was a few months old I would put baby Einstein in she loved it


ShadowRaven
by on Aug. 7, 2010 at 11:32 AM

When ds was an infant, we had a cd (waves) that we played for him. He's 2 now, and he loves falling asleep to Celtic Woman. :)

Flare
by on Aug. 7, 2010 at 11:40 AM

Thank you for the suggestion I was looking for one on celtic music on my other post lol. 

Quoting ShadowRaven:

When ds was an infant, we had a cd (waves) that we played for him. He's 2 now, and he loves falling asleep to Celtic Woman. :)


luckychance1985
by on Aug. 7, 2010 at 11:42 AM

Both my boys have been sleeping with the radio on since before birth. I put it on the country music stations. I am ALL FOR IT!!!! I have a 2 and 3 year old son. Their vocabulary is ABOVE average according to a specialist. They can communicate extremely well and they learn things in a snap! It also helps them get to sleep faster and blocks out noise (we live by a busy street) Its great! Go for it!!!!

KCornett04
by on Aug. 7, 2010 at 11:43 AM

I play music for my daughter to help her fall asleep. I have different cds. Some are nature sounds with music, new age stuff, classical, or quiet trans techno. My daughter loves classic rock when she has to sleep on the go but she plays if she hears it at home. I also work at a preschool and the music blocks out the other noises in the classroom and lets the children know it is nap time.

mommy3378
by on Aug. 7, 2010 at 3:31 PM

I sing to my daughters every night... I don't read at bedtime (i do it throughout the day)

MoMMYoFGJH
by on Aug. 7, 2010 at 3:38 PM

When I was in the hospital I left the tv on 24/7.. at night it provided the right amount of light to see what I'm doing but not too much light to keep me awake like the lamps.. Then when we got  home he slept in his basinet in our room and again I left the tv on 24/7 so that I had the right amount of light to nurse and what have you.. So when we moved him to his room we realized the only way he would stay asleep is if there was noise. lol.  So he has a stereo system set up in his room.. his cd player has classic piano, lullaby and other soothing cds.. but to be honest we normally just leave it on tk101 the rock station because of how often we're in there ((my fiance prefers rock NOT classical piano lol)) I don't see anything wrong with it either.. I think it's good for his senses to be stimulated plus it honestly lets him sleep longer.. he can't sleep in silence..

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