- Ask if your baby can receive Music Therapy. A NICU Music Therapist is trained to change noise into comforting sounds. This can bring relief from pain and a chance for self-expression as well as build positive memories for your baby and family.
- Play music that is special to you and your family, “songs of kin.” Your baby has been listening to these songs since he or she was in the womb.
- Add music into your skin-to-skin time with your baby. Your baby will benefit by hearing your heartbeat, feeling the vibrations of your breath, and feeling safe in your arms. This is a wonderful time to sing to your baby as well if you feel comfortable.
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