You might remember a little while ago I posted about the sounds that make your baby happy. I talked about how Beastie loved the sound of his sisters voices, baby Lola loved me or her daddy saying “oooooh, new shoes!”, Kiki used to love the sound of the hoover and Baya used to love her toy record player. Knowing what sounds make your baby happy means you are prepared for times when they’re upset – it can work fantastically as a distraction. Beastie has always loved one particular song by a friend’s band – even now if he is mid-tantrum, I can put the song on and his tears will stop and he’ll start dancing along!
Over the summer, C&G Babyclub has been researching what makes little ones happy – from the sound of siblings, the sound of laughter, the sound of daddy’s voice, the ice cream van, blowing raspberries to the sound of peekaboo. They’ve worked alongside psychologists, a team of mums and babies and a high-profile singer/songwriter to create the world’s first song made from sounds and melodies that will make babies giggle and fill them with joy! Top sounds include sneezing (51%), animal sounds (23%) and baby laughter (28%), which are all featured in the song that was created by C&G baby club, leading child and music psychologists and Grammy award-winning musician Imogen Heap.
I grabbed my littlest for a listen, and it certainly made him smile and want to dance! You can listen to the #SoundofHappy song anytime here, and even download it – it could come in handy on those days you have a grizzly baby! The Happy Song contains lyrics telling of parents’ love for their children wherever they are, which is a fact all parents can relate to. The 4/4 tempo was chosen as it is the most popular and easy to dance to.
The research found that the most popular sound that brings smiles to babies’ faces was ‘boo’, according to two-thirds of parents. Over half (57%) said their child liked it when they blew a raspberry, and 51% said their young ones like the sound of sneezing. Other sounds revealed in the study, some of which are included in the track, are kissing noises (43%) and babies laughing (28 percent).
Listen to the song here: http://www.soundofhappy.com/ and see if they seem happier after watching it! What are the sounds that make them happy, the ones that are always guaranteed to cheer them up?
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