Researches show that music has life changing benefits and affects human brains in many positive ways. Introducing your baby to music is an easy and enjoyable way to interact with your baby in the first year. It helps to develop better on creativity, emotional intelligence, memory, language, spatial intelligence and even mathematics.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, relaxing music and soothing sounds have a positive health effect on preemies, while Kids Health notes that relaxing music comforts and soothes babies and toddlers, calms the nervous system, which results in slower breathing and heart rate — both of which can help induce sleep. Music at bedtime can help babies and toddlers feel safe, relaxed and calm, while music during naps can help energy levels decrease and encourage the body to prepare for sleep naturally. Music can also soothe and comfort older babies and toddlers who demonstrate separation anxiety or hyperactivity at sleep time.
Play any music that’s appropriate and pleasing, with positive effect. Not limited to classical/traditional music.
And play WITH music for more options as music introduction:
Sing to your baby! Don’t worry if you’re not musically inclined or don’t know all the words. You little one wont judge you.
Dance with your baby with any music that is available at any time.
Bang on things to show your baby how to make a sound or even a rhythm.
Musical toys could always be great options for baby to grow interests.