We’ve certainly heard that playing classical music for your baby in the womb can help with neurological development, but admit to being somewhat skeptical. Is music really beneficial for baby? Or, is this just isolated research and/or the fad of the moment?
As music fans who DJ’d college radio and go to as many live shows as possible, my wife and I decided to try the Sound Beginnings “sound delivery device.” We selected Pandora’s classical station and then plugged my wife’s iPhone into the belly band. Interesting, but we still weren’t completely convinced. However, midway through the third trimester, we read that playing music low in the belly can help turn or keep a baby in the head down position. That was enough to get us into the routine of playing music through the Sound Beginnings band. Note that the band is only recommended for use during the third trimester and for no more than 2 hours per day. Here is my list of pros and cons: