Are babies hearing sounds that adults can’t?
Thanks so much for your really interesting question. We now routinely study the hearing of newborns before they leave the hospital and so we know that, unlike dogs and bats, babies cannot hear sounds outside the normal human hearing range (in fact it takes months for their hearing to get as sharp as an adult’s).
You are kind to tell you friends about the book, although most parents find that the Happiest Baby DVD is a much easier way (for women and men) to learn the fine points of the technique…and I recommend using white noise (like our CD of soothing sounds all night for the entire first year to help promote baby sleep…and prevent waking from teething,etc). Finally, FYI, from 9m-5y, The Happiest Toddler can do for older kids what THB does for babies…it is an unconventional approach that can almost immediately improve a toddlers cooperation, patience and dramatically reduce temper tantrums (I recommend watching that DVD a few times, then reading the book).
- how do I wean my baby from swaddling?
- My daughter suddenly bursts into crying that sounds like she is in pain even when she is swaddled. This happens after we use one or all of the 5 S’s….any suggestions?
- Need advice – weaning the swaddle at 4 months: do I need to be concerned about prohibiting motor development if I’m still swaddling her?
- My 3-month old son wakes up early from naps and can’t put himself back to sleep. What do I do?