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Did you play classical music to your children while you were pregnant?

9 votes

Or more specifically, Mozart (i.e. the Mozart effect)?

Mozart Effect: A set of research results that indicate that listening to Mozart's music may induce a short-term improvement on the performance of certain kinds of mental tasks known as "spatial-temporal reasoning

asked in General Q&A by katherine (117 points)

5 Answers

3 votes
I did not... he listened to whatever Mommy enjoyed listening to!  There would be Janis Joplin, Van Morrison, Bob Seger, CCR (just to name a few), always on.  My son & I would sing together all the time, in the house, driving in the car... we loved it!  He always excelled in music class at school & played a few instruments. To this day, my son loves music (he is a great singer, not shy to belt one out where ever he is!)

I always found classical music soothing, so if I listen to it... it puts me to sleep!
answered by bcpotts (7,692 points)
2 votes
Oh oh, guess Im in trouble. I didnt. In fact my hubby had a huge bass speaker in our truck and we blasted Eminem, Rammstein and assorted 'heavier' music.
answered by Guppy (6,009 points)
Nothing wrong with that Guppy, lol.  I think classical music is great... put it on & have a nice nap, I find it relaxing :)
3 votes
We did not. Not our thing, but if any of our children want to listen to it, we'd comply with their wishes!
answered by karlisss (3,585 points)
1 vote
I have heard that classical music is good for brain developement.  We got some good feedback on loud rock music at a social - baby felt like it was dancing in my tummy the way he was moving.  I think he liked the bass.  He'll groove to anything now.
answered by channylaf (3,549 points)
0 votes
I listend to an assortment — rock, jazz, contemporary but no classical. The baby got most excited however, when my husband would play guitar and I would sing. I think music in general aids in baby's development.
answered by jenmccaul (690 points)