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One of the things which calms Edward when he's with me is for us to listen to music together on YouTube. He's often grumpy in the evenings and he can be quiet for a good hour and a half listening to music.

It's interesting what he likes (ie is quiet for or make "happy noises") because it's similar to what I like, which is odd: It seems to be by far the best way to predict what he'll enjoy is just to go for what I like (rather than, say, something I think a baby might like or using past evidence of preference for a particular thing). Maybe he can feel it when I'm holding him.

I'm also amazed at his attention span at that age!

Tonight's concert was:

Date: 2013-03-07 10:48 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rmc28
I'm sure some of what makes music soothing is that it shifts my own body language to something more reassuring. If you are listening to something you find dull or boring, that will probably also communicate.

I sometimes go through phases of singing to N, and it definitely works much better if it's songs I enjoy singing.

Date: 2013-03-07 09:46 pm (UTC)
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Nah, worry about teaching him stuff that's easy to learn when he's old enough to speak/sing himself. I quite often default to the Liberator songbook (political songs and filks) at the moment.

Date: 2013-03-07 09:22 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] sphyg
We listen to the "mellow" show on Magic FM around bedtime and Edward seems to like me singing along to lots of cheesy ballads ;)

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