We all have different memories attached to our childhood. Certain foods we loved, songs our parents sang to us when we had a hard time getting to sleep, etc. One thing that I carried with me through childhood was this tape I always listened to called “Sweet Baby Dreams.” This tape is filled with instrumental music composed by Steven Bergman, as well as some instrumental arrangements of Pachelbel’s Canon in D. In addition, there is an audible heartbeat throughout the entirety of the tape, which is meant to “calm expectant mothers, new babies and children.”
I can say that there were still nights that I remember in middle school and high school when I had a hard time falling asleep, that I would get this tape out and listen to it. It certainly is peaceful and very relaxing.
I’ve searched far and wide for a CD version of this tape, but no luck. My mom sent me a new copy of the tape recently, and so my next goal is to find a way to convert this audiotape to a digital form. If anyone has had any luck or experience with making tapes digital, please let me know how you did it. We don’t even have a tape player at all, so I’d need to go out and buy something.
What about you? What music did you find soothing as a child, or what have you found has helped soothe your infant and children?