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Back in August I shared with you this post about what used to make my twins happy when they were babies. It is always so lovely to reminiscence about the early days when they are diddy, but now? I am surrounded by babies. Everywhere I look, everyone has got newborns. I am the only Mom at nursery without a pram but luckily I have lots of close friends who are pregnant or have just had little babies so I can get my baby fix.
I absolutely adore the baby stage; it’s such an amazing time where your baby is learning all about the world and the simplest things are by far the best. It’s crazy what can make a baby smile – from a shake of a rattle, to Daddy’s voice, to a story from big brother or as my youngest preferred a pretend sneeze! All these sounds can make baby grin like a Cheshire cat and in turn make you go all gooey too.
Working alongside psychologists, a team of mums and babies and Grammy award-winning musician Imogen Heap, C&G baby club has created the world’s first ever song which has been made from sounds and melodies that will make babies all over the country giggle and fill them with pure joy.
I was really interested to find out what the top ten most popular sounds for making babies happy was. This was contributed to by almost 1,000 UK parents and the result are below:
1. Boo 66%
2. Raspberry (aeroplane flying sound) 57%
3. Sneezing 51%
4. Kissing noises 43%
5. Other babies laughing 28%
6. Squeaking toy (car horn) 23%
7. Duck quack 23%
8. Popping cheek 20%
9. Farts 16%
10. Coughing 16%
I wasn’t surprised that boo was the most popular; I have the most gorgeous video of Charlie covering his face at P1 and shouting boo to which she absolutely belly laughed hysterically.
The song which is designed to encourage laughter and happiness for babies aged 6 – 24 months, was played to and tested on 56 infants. Their reactions were monitored to see whether or not it worked. Remarkably, the cheerful two minute long tune amazed researchers when it brought smiles of delight, laughter and happiness to the little ones! 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).
You can watch a behind the scenes “making of” the music video and find out all about how the song came together. I’ve gone all MTV on you!
The song is now available to download and stream so now both you and baby can enjoy together. It’s the perfect way to make life simpler for all tired, busy new parents by making every enjoy and embrace the sound of happy! You can listen to the song here: http://www.soundofhappy.com Enjoy!
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