“My baby won’t like my voice!”
Even if you think your voice isn’t good enough, I am here to assure you – your child will not notice or care. Studies confirm that it’s the one that your child wants to hear!
“I can’t sing!”
If you’ve had experiences in childhood or adulthood that have made you feel like you can’t sing, you are not alone. The sound healing approach we use in this program will help you mend these negative and limiting stories.
We also explore a variety of ways to use your voice, including ways to create lullabies without very much singing at all. If you can sing “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,” that’s more than enough!
“What if I REALLY can’t sing?”
You literally can’t carry a simple tune, or so you’ve been told.
It’s actually very rare that someone cannot learn to carry a tune with practice. Unless you have a mechanical challenge that makes you genuinely tone deaf, it is possible to learn! While this program is not designed to teach you to sing in tune, 1) you will find it is not essential in the approach taught in this program, and 2) I’ll be happy to guide and support you to further assistance in this area.
“I don’t know any lullabies with lyrics that I find suitable.”
We explore different ways to address this, including creating and improvising, adopting and adapting. I also introduce you to re-written lyrics to traditional lullabies that you can use as is, or as inspiration.
“Is my child too old for lullabies?”
Each case varies, but I generally recommend this program to mothers with children up to age 3.
If you are on the fence, please feel free to contact me. I’d be happy to speak to you directly and help you decide.
There are many accounts of older children – as old as 10, 11, even 12 – who still get sung to and request it from their parents, especially when they are needing extra comforting. However, these older age cases refer to children who have been sung to since they were young and thus are very familiar with the ritual, finding it familiar and comforting.
“I’m pregnant. Will this work for me?”
It’s the best time to start.
Here’s why it’s fabulous to start during pregnancy:
- The benefits begin in pregnancy, and can be experienced during the birthing process. Post birth, you will be reaping the benefits from the singing that happened during pregnancy.
- The type of deeper listening we practice will give you a head start in connecting deeply with your unborn child.
- A huge role of lullabies – and what we practice – involves soothing yourself so that you can be calm and present for your child. Stress is tangible to the child and will impact their long-term development, not to mention your health and happiness, so any amount of stress reduction is always a great idea!
- Studies show that babies recognize music they heard in-utero for up to a year. Hearing familiar music from days in the uterus can provide an added layer of comfort, including less crying.
- Lullabies in mama’s voice are extra important for preemies. While we wish you a smooth and full-term pregnancy, if it does happen, you’ll have a powerful tool ready to go!
- If this is your first child, you likely have more time and energy than after your baby is born. Why not start practicing now so that you are a natural by the time the child is born – with so much else going on, you’ll be glad!