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What kind of music is good for baby's brain development?

What kind  of music is good for baby's brain development?

Classical: Classical music has a more complex musical structure. Babies as young as 3 mos. Can pick out that structure & recognize classical music selections they have heard before. Researchers think the complexity of classical music is what primes the brain to solve spatial problems more quickly. Listening to classical music may have different effects on the brain than listening to other types of music. ...Read more

Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more


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I heard classical music is good for baby's brain development; how will i know if this actually works.How can I make her attentive to the music playing?

I heard classical music is good for baby's brain development; how will i know if this actually works.How can I make her attentive to the music playing?

Don't try: Your purpose is providing developmentally appropriate stimulation for your child is not to make the child do something, but to provide a playful situation in which the child has the opportunity for learning and experiencing novel or pleasing activities. ...Read more

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I heard classical music is good for baby's brain development. Won't he be bored by the music. How can I make her sure she is listening to the music?

I heard classical music is good for baby's brain development. Won't he be bored by the music. How can I make her sure she is listening to the music?

Music: Why would you think a child would be bored listening to music? Everyone has a different experience in hearing or listening to music. Thinking is influenced by sensory experience in ways that are hard to quantify, but many neuropsychologists have found that the brainwave patterns exhibited with some classical music are associated with complex organization and learning patterns. Complex topic! ...Read more

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What are ways in which i can help stimulate my babys brain development; like games and toys. She is 10 months. ?

What are ways in which i can help stimulate my babys brain development; like games and toys. She is 10 months. ?

Baby deveopment: Even young children benefit from your reading to them. Exposure to music, lots of visual stimulation and games, especially ones that require interaction with you. Toys such as blocks and shapes encourage children to develop familiarity and visual spatial activities. ...Read more

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Is it true to not drink caffeine drinks or eat fish while pregnant? I thought fish would be healthy for the babys brain development.

Is it true to not drink caffeine drinks or eat fish while pregnant? I thought fish would be healthy for the babys brain development.

Mercury: The issue with fish is related to mercury poisoning. For most fish, it is fine, but avoid shark, swordfish, king mackerel, or tilefish because they contain high levels of mercury. The fda recommends no more than 2 meals (12oz) per week of fish low in mercury. Five of the most commonly eaten fish that are low in mercury are shrimp, canned light tuna, salmon, pollock, and catfish. ...Read more

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When should pregnant women start omega-3 supplements for the baby's brain development, and when should they stop?

When should pregnant women start omega-3 supplements for the baby's brain development, and when should they stop?

Omega 3: Mom needs omega 3 also so the best time to start is before you get pregnant and keep taking them after the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is an average sleeping spo2 of 92% acceptable for an infant's brain development? Is there an optimal spo2 range for brain development?

Is an average sleeping spo2 of 92% acceptable for an infant's brain development? Is there an optimal spo2 range for brain development?

92% is fine!: Over 90% is just fine so don't worry. Do discuss your concerns about your baby w/ the pediatrician. Premmies do raise parents anxiety, but try to do the hard task of finding the just right spot of care/comfort. When you ask for and get good info from the Dr. use it to do the right stuff and relax. I wish you all well! ...Read more

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What is the best vitamins for baby to be able to enhance growth and brain development? Also make her immune system stronger to fight sickness.

What is the best vitamins for baby to be able to enhance growth and brain development? Also make her immune system stronger to fight sickness.

Vitamins: That's easy! Breast feed! There are no man made vitamins that beat what Mother Nature can give. You will need to give baby Vitamin D, for good bone growth. Breast milk has all of the building blocks for Vitamin D, but it takes sunlight to activate them. We protect our babies from the sun, not to mention long gray winters, so that's the only supplement recommended. ...Read more

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Nutrition for better brain development?

Nutrition for better brain development?

DHA & EPA: If you mean better brain development in a baby, you need plenty of dha (an essential fatty acid that's a component of fish oil, along with epa). It's also needed for healthy brain maintenance in adults. Your body can make dha from flax and blue-green algae, but not very efficiently. Calamarine supplements (from tiny squid) are another option. Epa is important also, especially vs. Inflammation. ...Read more

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Could moderate drinking damage adolescent brain development?

Could moderate drinking damage adolescent brain development?

Yes: Research shows that alcohol in any amount is toxic to the developing brain of a child or adolescent. ...Read more