A few of the over 35,000 positive written comments from satisfied parents

• "This is one of the most important baby products—it's a necessity for new parents!" —DT San Antonio, TX

• "We just love this tape. Both my children love to go to sleep." —MD Harrisburg, PA.

• "My husband also uses the tape to go to sleep. He works third shift and and sometimes has trouble sleeping during the day." —SS Peoria, IL

• "Great way to fall asleep!" —FG Monroeville, PA

• "My daughter would not go to sleep for anything. You don't know how helpful this was. No more 3 a.m. bed times." —DP San Antonio, TX

"After we started using this tape our daughter would sleep from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m., and she's only two months old! It's a great tape!"—MP Denver, CO

• "We are truly amazed! We have had the best nights we've ever had since he was born, with the use of your tape. Thank you!" —DR Colorado Springs, CO

• "Es una bonita musica para camar a los ninos y a ellos les gusto." —VM Greeley, CO

• "It put to sleep our whole family!" —MS Randolph, NJ.

• "We love it. Great gift idea for all parents." —MP Williamsville, NY.

• "Our baby went from waking up 4 to 5 times a night to just once a night almost instantly." —KM Salem, AR.

• "This tape is wonderful! My daughter has colic and it's very hard to get her to fall asleep (usually). The minute I turn on the tape, she falls asleep. Thanks so much." —HW Chattanooga, TN.

• "Excellent tape to calm our pre-schooler to sleep." —DD Sterling, VA.

• "I turn on the tape to calm down when I get an attack of post-partum blues." —MC Altus, OK.

These songs are great for helping to calm a fussy baby. I used both volumes with my newborns (even before they were born to get them familiar with the songs). In combination with other methods (bathing, rocking, massaging, removing stimuli, etc.), it is just another way to help soothe your baby. I found the songs soothing for me as well. They are very monotone, slow, and rhythmic. The heartbeat sound carries through all the songs and even plays through the song transitions. If nothing else, it is a good "sleepy-time" routine for your baby to cue in that it is time to sleep. I LOVE to give this set for baby shower gifts! - Gina L

This is a FANTASTIC cd! I've purchased 3 already. 20 years ago I had this in a cassette version and swore by it. Truly calms infant and even relaxes parent. Great bonding tool and works wonders on colic babies. --Davi

My favorite go to for all baby showers. Love it! -Michelle M

I was given this CD (in cassette form) when my son was born. In those post-birth days when a new mom is exhausted and sleep patterns are all out of whack, this music helped both my son AND me to get to sleep. It is also very useful when the kids are older but sick, and a good night's sleep can do wonders to help them recover. It works on me too when I can't get to sleep. Try it! - Feen

I am 22 and pregnant with my first child. :) my mother got this CD so many years ago as a gift for my sister, and it honestly works! I think I loved it more haha. It's very calming, relaxing. Babies love it and so will you. - Elisibeth

This is not just good for babies - I just bought this for my 12 yr old with special needs that has had troubles on and off through the years sleeping! She’s been doing well, but I just stumbled across this right before the July 4th fireworks, which was 10x worse this year as neighbors in all directions, including one street behind our house, we’re letting off professional grade fireworks. Someone she finally managed to fall asleep! And for a girl who goes on long spurts of letting me play music, or not, to hear her wake up in the middle of the night and ask for “London Bridge” (the first song on the cd) that was pretty cool! I can honestly say this is one of the best garage sale finds ever, and for a dime! I had been looking for heartbeat music like this when she was a baby. So glad I finally found it! Heartbeats are so comforting to babies, so I knew this was exactly what my girl needed. - new mommy

Since 1985, millions of parents have successfully used Heartbeat Lullabies along with our nurturing bedtime routine to stop crying, prevent colic, and train their child to sleep all night in their own bed.

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Studies have shown that playing Heartbeat Lullabies will comfort a baby in intensive care, during painful and/or frightening procedures and in difficult circumstances.

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Why Your Baby Cries

According to a National Sleep Foundation Poll, about half of new parents are getting less than 6.9 hours sleep per night and are being awakened six to seven nights per week by their crying infant. Since the late 1940’s parents have been encouraged to let their baby cry to sleep. Recent research doesn’t agree with this unnatural response to your baby’s cry to be comforted ,,, Read More.

24 Reasons Your Baby Cries

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Why It Works

A Dog’s sense of smell and hearing is far superior to ours

Dogs can track the scent of animals or smell a bomb even with stronger competing odors in the environment. Much like they choose what they want to smell, dogs have the ability to choose what they want to hear. They can focus on a sound and block out and habituate to louder competing sounds. For example, a search dog can be trained to hear a human heartbeat from up to 75 ft. away.

Dogs and cats hear 50 times better than we do and hear frequencies up to 50,000 cycles. We hear at best up to 20,000 cycles. What must the world sound like to animals? If animals didn’t have the ability to focus on one sound and habituate or block out the rest, they would be over-stimulated and hyperactive most of the time.

Dogs obviously have the ability to tune in what they want to hear and tune out the rest or they would all suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. They have that ability because their inner ear allows them to filter out or block out sounds that they choose not to hear even to the extent they can ignore distracting startling sounds like thunder.

Even though humans are annoyed and disturbed by startling and dissonant sounds, it is not always the loudest or most offensive sound in our environment that can grab our focus and attention. We can develop our hearing to selectively listen to or be alerted by any sound if we feel it is threatening, beneficial or important to us. You quickly learn to duck on a golf course when you hear the word “fore” yelled by someone way off in the distance. The visually impaired can develop their selective listening to the point they can identify a person by the sound and rhythm of their footsteps. Music lovers and musicians can choose to listen to the sound of one instrument playing on a recording. A worker in an extremely noisy factory can focus on Muzac or so called elevator music that is being played softly in the background.

Why Heartbeat Lullabies make listeners feel relaxed and safe

Pythagoras said music is mathematical relationships of sound through time. Dogs, cats and babies are attracted to the mathematical simplicity of the arrangements, the compassion in the singers’ voices, and the familiar human heartbeat sound. The sounds on the recording offer a safe haven for animals to psychologically or emotionally “flee” to when they are experiencing the fight or flight response. In self-defense they can escape their fear or pain by choosing to switch their focus to sounds that are familiar, compassionate, repetitive, and non-threatening. They are attracted to order out of chaos.

Why animals calm to the sounds on the recordings

Dogs, cats, and chimps can use their acute selective listening to escape what is bothering them even better than humans can. Animals don’t relate to or interpret most man made music the same way we do. Most of our music is mathematically too complex and alien sounding. They are attentive and interested in sounds that are simple, predictable, familiar and ordered in a simple structure.

Most relaxation and training techniques use the same basic mathematical principles to help animals and humans learn to behave and relax. The following are some of the relaxation / learning principles combined with human sounds that were incorporated in the musical arrangements of simple melodies. For example, the ticking sound of a clock touted for helping calm whimpering puppies has five of these principles.

  1. Simplicity
  2. Repetition
  3. Predictability
  4. Consistent tempo
  5. Consistent volume
  6. Basic symmetric structure
  7. Human compassion ( in the singer’s voice)
  8. Familiarity (human heartbeat)

When playing other music to calm your dog hasn’t worked

Playing music for your dog you enjoy or find calming doesn’t have the same emotional impact or calming effect on your dog as it does on you. Why don’t dogs sway and pat their paw in time with your favorite music? Dogs hear most mathematically complex music as noise and just tune it out. It’s like having a long conversation with your dog and expecting him to understand what you are trying to communicate. Just like a two year old child, your dog will get the message and learn what you want when you repeat a command over and over. However if your dog is stressed because he senses your stress, playing music that calms you might help calm your dog.

Although music and white noise can mask startle sounds or drown out annoying sounds in the environment for humans, sound masking doesn’t work on dogs or cats. Playing classical music, white noise sounds, or a music radio station only adds to the background sounds that dogs will block out to hear the sounds they want to hear. Most music is created to stimulate and entertain rather than calm if you would like to discuss his ideas in more depth or have questions please contact us.

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