A recent testimonial from NR: Colorado Springs
I have been a long time user of your lullaby music. I used it so much with my first two ( born in 2006 and 2007) that I actually wore a hole in the CD. And now I use it with our newest little one. I am a preschool teacher ( 10 yrs) and I use it during nap time. I have had several parents tell me good luck getting them to nap. Your music works like a charm.
According to a National Sleep Foundation poll almost half of parents/caregivers get less than seven hours sleep and are awakened by their crying baby twice per night, 6 to 7 nights per week. Constant crying is the primary trigger for infant abuse and Shaken Baby Syndrome. Any parent with a constant crying child is at risk to commit some degree of physical and/or emotional abuse. To many sleep deprived, angry, frustrated care givers are pushed over the emotional edge and make irrational, harmful choices to stop the crying. Heartbeat Lullabies is a therapeutic music tool proven to stop and prevent crying. When parents follow my nurturing bedtime routine they learn to train their baby to go to sleep and sleep all night without having to deal with the constant crying.
Over one and a half million copies of my Heartbeat Lullabies have been purchased and distributed free to at risk parents by hospitals, health departments, Prevent Child Abuse America sites, military New Parent Support Programs, Early Head Start programs, benefit companies and others. We have received over 30,000 written affirming testimonies from parents, nurses, social, workers and doctors about the efficacy of the music to calm their babies.
More than a half a million dollars in grants have been awarded by foundations to fund independent studies to test the efficacy of the Heartbeat Lullabies to calm infants and children. As a result, The Heartbeat Lullabies have been documented to quickly calm a crying baby. They help calm and keep infants and children calm during painful and/or frightening procedures and when they are on life support. I am always excited and appreciative when medical professionals choose my therapeutic music to use in a study.
The Heartbeat Lullabies have been played in over 8,400 hospitals and special care centers to calm infants, children and adults. Organizations helping children with special needs can receive free copies to use in their facilities by contacting me, Terry Woodford at
Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, INResearchers at Indiana University School of Nursing* completed a randomized, researcher-blind, placebo pilot study to evaluate interventions for neonatal pain. New-borns were played the Heartbeat Lullabies CD during and after circumcision. Researchers found that pain intensity ratings were less for the "music babies" than for the babies hearing no music. Heart rate remained stable across the procedure for babies receiving the music intervention, while heart rate increased precipitously (25 beats per minute) for babies who did not hear the music. Babies in the music group maintained higher oxygen saturation rates at all points in the procedure, except for the point of cut or stick.
Joyce B.A., Gerkensmeyer J. & Keck J. F., (835) Evaluations for Neonatal Procedural Pain.
American Pain Society, 18th Annual Meeting 1999 Abstract: 157
* Original Source: "Evaluation of Pain Management Interventions for Neo-Natal Circumcision Pain"
Journal of Pediatric Healthcare, May-June, 2001, pg. 105-113.
Children's Hospital Medical Center of AkronAs published in the Akron Beacon Journal
A study was completed at Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron on babies born at 25 to 30 week gestation or those weighing from one pound two ounces up to two pounds 12 ounces. Those who were played the Heartbeat Lullabies MP3 four hours per day were released from the neonatal intensive care unit an average 12 days sooner than babies who didn't hear the music.
Follow up Study
Three Ohio hospitals participated in a follow up study on 300 extremely premature babies. They increased the playing time of the Heartbeat Lullabies MP3 to 8 hours per day. Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital and MetroHealth in Cleveland, and Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron. Submitted for publication.
Helen Keller Hospital, Sheffield, AL 1985New-born Nursery
Nurses observed the behavior of 59 crying babies for six weeks. When the Heartbeat Lullabies recording was played, 94% of crying babies stopped crying or went to sleep within 2 minutes.
Memorial Hospital for Children Colorado Springs, CO.Child Life Department
Jeri L. Young, M.Ed., CCLS
Certified Child Life Specialist
The Heartbeat Lullabies MP3 is being played to calm children new-born to 3 years before and after surgery.
November 2010 Poster Presentation at Mozart and Science in AustriaResult shows a decrease in agitation/anxiety in children in emergency room
J Grace Park, DO, MPH
Emergency Medicine Department
University of New Mexico