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Is it beneficial for infants to listen to music while sleeping?

Is it beneficial for infants to listen to music while sleeping?

Soft music is fine: Soft music is a nice addition to an infants "comfort place" where you let them nap or sleep for the night. Babies are use to noise in the womb & heartbeats & digestive sounds were their norm so a little music is fine, or the sound of a fan or radio static. Plan to leave it on all night or the baby may startle & cry if they awaken & it is gone. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Is it health for one to sleep while listening to music through headsets?

Is it health for one to sleep while listening to music through headsets?

Music: There are mixed opinions about going to sleep with earphones and music. Many people feel that the music can induce sleep. Others feel that the earphones may cause pain and keep the patient awake. ...Read more

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Is it good to sleep while you're listening music?

Is it good to sleep while you're listening music?

Not really: Music and sounds in general can interrupt or interfere with sleep cycles and impair sleep efficiency. ...Read more

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Is listening to music or videos harmful if it helps me sleep?

Is listening to music or videos harmful if it helps me sleep?

Not harmful.: Proper sleep hygiene would advise against falling asleep with the music or TV purposely on, but if it settles your mind enough for you to fall asleep for a restful night, then it's better that you sleep. ...Read more

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Is it bad to listen to Netflix with earbuds on while I sleep?

Is it bad to listen to Netflix with earbuds on while I sleep?

Not ideal: It's obviously not ideal ... But, if you're doing it - just listen and don't look at the screen (ie, use ur phone laying down not the computer) - as this can mess up your sleep cycle. Also, I'd suggest turning off autoplay. Last, be extremely careful that the earbuds don't cut in to your inner ear canal - as this can cause damage. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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It's really easy to fall asleep while listening to music .. But is it okay to actually sleep with earbuds in?

It's really easy to fall asleep while listening to music .. But is it okay to actually sleep with earbuds in?

Not advised: I would not advise falling asleep with earbuds in while listening to music. That could lead to foreign bodies into the ear canal or trauma as a result of such. Try a speaker or headphones that cover the ear rather than go into the ear canal. ...Read more

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Is it safe for my teenager to sleep with loud music on his headphones? And its not the soft music that a parent would like them to listen to!

Is it safe for my teenager to sleep with loud music on his headphones? And its not the soft music that a parent would like them to listen to!

No: Anytime a teen listens to hard loud music thru headsets may lead to hearing loss. Plus listening to music with words or tv keeps the brain stimulated as hearing never quits processing. Try substituting a sleep sound machine as many of us sleep better with constant droning. Like any bad habit be prepared for resistance! Teens never think bad things will happen. Be patient but firm on your request. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea for parents to force their child to take music lessons?

Is it a good idea for parents to force their child to take music lessons?

Probably Not: I think this depends on how we define "forced". If the child seems to have some interest, but may be lacking the initial motivation, then a little prodding may be helpful. But completely forcing a child who has no interest will likely be non-beneficial. ...Read more

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Is it safe for babies to sleep or nap while someone is baby wearing them (in Moby, Ergo, ring sling, etc) assuming you're doing it properly?

Is it safe for babies to sleep or nap while someone is baby wearing them (in Moby, Ergo, ring sling, etc) assuming you're doing it properly?

Yes: It is safe as long as it is used properly and their airway is free and clear. In other countries, babies are "worn" by a mother 24/7! ...Read more

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When is it safe for baby to sleep with a blanket?

When is it safe for baby to sleep with a blanket?

Physical mobility: When a kid can pull to stand in his/her crib, the chance they would suffocate in bed linen is negligible. Before then, i would consider it an invitation for trouble. Removing swaddling blankets, which are meant to help a newborn settle, should be accomplished before a month of age. ...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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Is it bad to sleep with earbuds in while listening to music? I've never done this but i want to try it a few times to see if it helps me sleep

Is it bad to sleep with earbuds in while listening to music? I've never done this but i want to try it a few times to see if it helps me sleep

Sleep with earbuds: Generally speaking, it is better to sleep without earbuds in place. If you do, no harm will come, as i presume you are not listening to loud music while you are trying to sleep. The bigger issue sounds like trouble sleeping. A noise generator in your bedroom, playing soothing sounds or music is a better choice than earbuds. ...Read more

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When is it safe to allow a baby to sleep on his stomach?

Rolling over: Once a baby can roll over well, both directions, between his stomach and his back - this usually occurs by about age 6 months. Before this is true, babies should sleep only on their back to help prevent sids. ...Read more

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Is it beneficial to co-sleep with your baby?

Is it beneficial to co-sleep with your baby?

Depends: It is dangerous to co-sleep with infants. They do not have the strength to push away if you accidentally roll on them plus the bedding/pillows poise suffocation risks. Many new parents are sleep deprived and when they do fall asleep it's often very deep and they may not realize they are on their baby. Cuddle outside of bed - place bassinet right next to bed for easy access during night feedings. ...Read more

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My baby is 6 weeks old and will only go to sleep when held, is she to young to use the ferber method? 

My baby is 6 weeks old and will only go to sleep when held, is she to young to use the ferber method? 

Advice from dad: My advice on this matter comes as a father, not as pediatrician. You can't spoil a 6 week old. They need to be held. They're so little! ...Read more

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My 2y/o is being difficult when it comes to bedtime. Refuses to take naps. What are some tips to make bedtime easier? He fights us to go to sleep.

My 2y/o is being difficult when it comes to bedtime. Refuses to take naps. What are some tips to make bedtime easier? He fights us to go to sleep.

Don't fight, ignore: his delaying tactics. Read "Little People" by Dr. Christopherson. . At a consistent bedtime, brush teeth, read, cuddle, then put him to bed in his own room, drowsy but awake, without bottle or pacifier, to learn to self-calm to sleep. Calmly walk him back to bed without making eye contact, talking to him or getting angry. His behaviors will 1st worsen, then stop, if you consistently ignore them. ...Read more