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How to Play Music for a Baby in the Womb

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author image Sara Ipatenco
Sara Ipatenco has taught writing, health and nutrition. She started writing in 2007 and has been published in Teaching Tolerance magazine. Ipatenco holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in education, both from the University of Denver.
How to Play Music for a Baby in the Womb
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Playing music for your baby while she is still in the womb gives you time to bond with her before she is born, according to Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel and Charles J. Lockwood, authors of "What to Expect When You're Expecting." Exposing your unborn baby to classical music may result in a baby who is easily calmed by hearing the same music after birth. Choose sonatas from composers such as Mozart or Bach, and spend some time bonding with your little one.

Step 1

How to Play Music for a Baby in the Womb
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Choose some classical music to play for your baby. Go to a local music store and browse selections. Look for compilations that have several compositions or compilations specifically designed for an unborn baby.

Step 2

How to Play Music for a Baby in the Womb
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Put the CD into a portable player and attach the headphones.

Step 3

How to Play Music for a Baby in the Womb
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Expand the headphones depending on the size of your stomach. Place one headphone on each side of your stomach with the band stretched over the top. Adjust the headphones until they stay in place without falling off.

Step 4

How to Play Music for a Baby in the Womb
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Press play on the portable CD player. Adjust the volume so it is low. Make sure you cannot hear the music coming out of the headphones.

Step 5

How to Play Music for a Baby in the Womb
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Play the music for your unborn baby. Press stop on the CD player and gently remove the headphones.

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