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This song will make your baby happy!

This song will make your baby happy!

One thousand British parents have worked with The C&G Baby Club to create a song that is scientifically designed to make your baby happy. 

Mums and dads across the UK were asked to the name the noises that make their little ones cheerful so they could be added to the track, which is available on Spotify and SoundCloud. 

The top 10 sounds that make babies happy, according to the 2,300 parents surveyed, are: 

  1. Boo
  2. Blowing a raspberry 
  3. Sneezing
  4. Kissing noises
  5. Other babies laughing
  6. Squeaking toy car horn
  7. Duck quack
  8. Popping cheek
  9. Farts
  10. Coughing

The song, created by C&G baby club, leading child and music psychologists and Grammy award-winning musician Imogen Heap, was played to and tested on 56 infants, monitoring their reactions to see whether it worked. The two-minute long tune brought smiles of delight, laughter and happiness to the little ones. 

Listen to The Happy Song

The first little one to test the track was Imogen’s 18-month-old daughter, Scout. 

Imogen said: "I wanted to write a song that I could sing to Scout and that other parents could sing to their little ones.  I’ve never composed a song in this way before. I love the fact that a group of babies were ultimately choosing the direction of a song - vicariously of course via the Goldsmiths team."

The research found that the most popular sound that brings smiles to babies' faces was 'boo', according to two thirds of parents.

BAFTA-winning director Michael J Ferns from Pretzel Films, 24, directed the music video, which shows seven families enjoying listening to the song.

 
  • Author: Sophie Knight Sophie Knight
  • Job Title: Contributing writer

Sophie is a journalist and mum of one, and previously worked for Mother&Baby for two years before moving on to write about family cars and consumer advice for Parkers.co.uk

She is passionate about raising awareness around postnatal depression and is a Mental Health First Aider for Bauer Media.

 
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