Well, not just any noise. It's those
ambient sounds that fill the background of our lives, and babies' lives, too --
that's called "white noise." Here's a little from one of the cuts on
"For Crying Out Loud -- Unlikely Sounds to Calm your Baby" -- see if
you can place it:
Researchers have speculated that this has to do with our constant closeness to sounds as we grew in our mother's womb and were bathed in the comforting aural music of her heartbeat. Which is why, for several decades, many pediatric wards have been provided newborn infants with teddy bears or other stuffed animals that have tape recorders built into them to play what the creators of this CD call "Chamber Music" -- that first, iambic rhythm of life.
As for me, I think I'll put on the final track and just go to the beach for a few minutes:
Copyright © 2002, Rosie Russo
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