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Music soothes the hearts of premature babies

Music therapy comforts premature babies

A study has found that singing and/or playing music can benefit premature babies in various ways.

Live music had more of an effect because it can be tailored to meet specific needs.

“The researchers found that music calmed the child down regardless of which song was played as long as it had been slowed down to sound like a lullaby. Singing to the baby was the most effective at slowing the baby’s heart rate and also made them more attentive. The research also found that when the parents sang the songs of their choice, their own stress levels reduced and this helped to create an emotional bond between the parent and child.”

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