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Sing Rather Than Talk to Babies to Calm Them

28th October, 2015

[Source:  Medical News Today]
When an infant shows signs of distress, a parent’s first instinct may be to engage in baby talk in an attempt to calm them down. But according to a new study, singing may be a much more effective strategy.
Researchers found singing to babies kept them calm twice as long as talking to them, regardless of whether they used baby talk.
Published in the journal Infancy, the study found that when infants listened to music, they remained calm for significantly longer than when they listened to speech – even when the speech was baby talk.
It is well established that music can have a strong impact on us physically and emotionally. When listening to a song, we often nod our head or tap along to the beat – behaviors researchers say display our “entrainment” by music.
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