Robin is the mother of a little girl born at just 23 weeks named Valerie who was the survivor of twins. During Valarie's long recovery her mother played her music from her own CDs as a piano soloist. It was noticed by the NICU nurses that Robin's music had a positive effect not just on little Valerie but other babies in the NICU as well. Four months after Valerie was home her mommy decided to create a collection of her own favorite childhood lullaby music in her honor.
Very current research suggests that preemies do in fact benefit from music. They found that preemies who listened to Motzart were calmer and expended less energy, leaving their limited engergy for things like growing. Another recent study showed the preemies exposed to just 30 minutes of music daily also calmed them, tempered pain and helped them feed better. Also, an older study from 1996 showed that oxygen saturationlevels stabalized more with music then even when hearing their mother's voice.
Download this music to your IPod, and then lay it in your little one's isolette with the music softly playing through the ear buds, somewhere near them. Beautiful Dreamer contains piano solos from Brahms to Itsy Bitsy Spider. Also included are: Beautiful Dreamer, Lullaby & Goodnight, The Inch Worm, Lavender Blue, Sing, The Water Is Wide, Puff The Magic Dragon, Valerie, Children's Medley, On Top of Old Smokey, Edelweiss, You Are So Beautiful, & Goodnight Irene.