Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Kids & Family, Music Video & Concerts
The Calm Baby? DVD is a collage of brightly colored toys and objects put to the calming sights and sounds of water along with favorite nursery songs and classical music. Because water has been used as the primary visual so... more »
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Jennifer E. from MILLERSVILLE, MD
Reviewed on 3/5/2008...
Perfect for before bedtime and comes with a CD as well! Works like a charm on a restless yet tired baby.
Works like magic!
Joe'sMom | Ayer, MA | 01/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I don't know what it is about this video that is so wonderful, but why question a good thing? I also have several of the Baby Einstein videos and they haven't really held my son's attention. I assumed that my son at 5 months old is probably just too young for videos. Then a friend recommended the Calm Baby video. She has encorporated it into her children's bedtime routine and absoluetly raves about it. So, I skeptically, gave it a try.
When I first put the dvd on, I thought it was another Baby Mozart carbon copy. Both Baby Mozart and Calm Baby use music, puppets, toys and nature scenes to create a soothing effect - I can't tell the difference between the two videos. But for some reason, my son can. We put the video in right during his "fussy time" before bed. He was immediately enthralled and instantly became a "calm baby". He watched the whole video (around 30 min) and then settled right down to sleep. We've now achieved the same effect every night for the last couple of weeks.
For those of you who are not familiar with the premise of the video, Calm Baby uses puppets, nature scenes, and occasional toys set to soothing music (some classical, some lullabys). The video has a water theme (just like Baby Einstein's Baby Neptune - but for us, Baby Neptune doesn't seem to work, while this does). Throughout the video, the puppets go about their bedtime routine - putting pillows on the bed, getting the teddy bear ready, etc until the end of the video they are all fast asleep. I like that the video reinforces bedtime as it soothes baby. I also like that fewer toys are used in this video compared to Baby Einstein... Sometimes Baby Einstein videos seem to me like one long advertisement for their products. The DVD also comes with an audio CD which I keep in the car now for "calm baby" moments during traffic.
I wish I knew why this works so well, but I'm certainly going to enjoy it while it lasts."
B. Smith | 04/12/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have triplet sons and this video is my "in case of emergency" if they are all fussy. For whatever reason, as soon as they see/hear this video, the instantly calm down and are just captivated. They will watch it over and over and are equally as mesmorized each time. We also have the Baby Einstein videos that they don't pay attention to hardly at all. This one just really calms and quiets them. This has been a life saver for us when we can't do anything else to make them happy!"
Angie Seymour | Savannah, GA | 07/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I got this as a "suggested" video in combination with another "baby-show" that my sister had recommended that I get for my 2 year old. At the time my 5 month old son enjoyed crying more than just about anything else in the world. My husband put the "calm baby" video in hopes that we could eat dinner without holding my son on my lap. It was unbelievable. He was entranced from the first moment. We thought it might just be a fluke, but it worked everytime. We have a couple of Baby Einsteins, but this is by far the favorite. He is now 2 and my daughteris 3 and they both (on occasion) still ask for the "baby show" over the Wiggles or Elmo."