About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Rock Music “Rocks the Cradle” These Days

by Tanya Thomas on December 8, 2008 at 9:31 AM
Font : A-A+

 Rock Music “Rocks the Cradle” These Days

Move over old, forgotten lullabies! Pop music is here to stay! A UK survey's surprising results show that most British parents lull their tiny tots to sleep with - popular rock tunes. Parents have found the new method more effective than the old-timed nursery rhymes.

More and more are likely to be singing 'Patience' by Take That or 'Angels' by Robbie Williams, instead of ditties such as 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star'.

Advertisement

Many mothers and fathers cannot remember the words to traditional rhymes, the poll of 2,000 by The Baby Website found, while more than one in 10 (13 per cent) regarded such songs as out of date.

According to spokeswoman Kathryn Crawford, mothers were being influenced by the music they were listening to during the day.

"We were really surprised to find that mums would rather sing modern pop tunes than traditional lullabies. I expect most mums put the radio on when at home with the baby and the catchy lyrics make it impossible to sing anything else at bedtime," BBC quoted her, as saying.
Advertisement

Nearly half of mothers said they sang to their little ones to calm them when they were upset, while a third always lulled their baby off to sleep with a song, the study found.

But Simon Cooper, of Mother and Baby Music, which produces calming music CDs for parents, said: "Babies need ambient and rhythmic sounds to calm them. That is what they get in the womb. Some pop music will give them this, but certainly not all."

Source: ANI
TAN/M
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Advertisement
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Woman with Rare Spinal Cord Defect from Birth Sues Doctor
Toothache
World AIDS Day 2021 - End Inequalities, End AIDS
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Raga Therapy for Healing Mind and Body 

Recommended Reading
Sleep Inducing Music by Chris Martin
Actress Paltrow's appreciation for her musician husband Chris Actress Paltrow's appreciation for ......
Ludhiana Goes Rock Crazy
The latest up beat in Ludhina is the Rockilution,a rock music contest. ...
Teenagers Addicted to Mobile Phones May Develop ‘Delayed Biological Clock’: Study
Excessive use of mobile phones leave teenagers with disrupted sleep, restlessness, stress and ......
Exercise Levels of Young Doctors Not Up to the Mark
A study conducted recently said that exercise levels of young doctors was not up to the mark, and .....
Raga Therapy for Healing Mind and Body
What is the idea behind music as a healing therapy? The position of Indian classical music in this g...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use