Mom's Beautiful Voice Soothes Baby In The Most Precious Way
FaithTap Staff 4/15/2019
A young mom has her baby daughter on her lap when she plays Rachel Platten's song "Better Place" out loud. They start dancing to the first tunes of the song when the mom starts singing 12 seconds into the video and it gets more and more adorable from there.
At first, her baby is oblivious to what is happening and just stares at the camera. She looks for something to play with while her mom bobs her on her mom's lap. 35 seconds into the video and the baby starts to yawn. The baby continues to stare at the camera until at the 0:55 mark, she lays her head on her mom's chest and stays there. By 1:15, the baby is already asleep. At 1:54, the mom carries the baby close to her and lets her fall asleep on her shoulder.
"Better Place" by Rachel Patten and was included in her third studio album, Waves. The song was inspired by her sister's announcement that she was engaged. She wanted to show that display of love in her song and thus, Better Place was born.
Interestingly, the official music video of Better Place featured a social experiment she wanted to perform on her fans. The video featured two couches facing each other with a music radio in the middle. Rachel Platten was hidden behind the scenes so she could watch what happened when they face each other while they listen to Better Place. They all eventually held each other's hands or embraced, which was exactly what the song was about.
In this particular interaction, the baby eventually slept so soundly in her mother's arms while her mom continued to sing to her. There have been many studies conducted that showed the effect, importance, and significance of mothers singing to their babies. According to the article, "Does Singing To Your Baby Really Work?" written by Kimberly Sena Moore Ph.D. on Psychology Today, infant-directed music, which is basically the act of singing to the baby, "seems to help optimize an infant's mood and regulate his/her arousal level... [and] Regulating arousal and optimizing mood for the infants could facilitate feeding and sleeping, thus contributing towards growth and development."
There was also another study conducted by Sandra Trehub, a researcher from the University of Toronto Mississauga, and her colleagues "found that singing-more than talking-keeps babies calm". And not only that, according to their study, "results showed that the babies listening to music remained calm twice as long as babies listening to speech."
Check out mom's beautiful voice below and her sweet baby girl's reaction to it.