Ambient 1: Music for Emilys

515sa8ved0l_sl500_aa240_ Our little Emily was wide awake last night after her "nighty night feeding." Mommy and Daddy, however, were ready to drop like a sack of lead bricks. So, I figured I’d try something that helped Daddy sleep during his caffeine-addled college years: Brian Eno’s Ambient 1: Music for Airports. Within minutes, Emily drifted into a sleepy baby coma.

Once we had her in the bassinet, I loaded Music for Airports into an iPod and brought it into the bedroom along with our iPod boombox. In order to test out my hypothesis, I’d leave it off and shortly afterward Emily got fussy. I turned it on, sweet blissful rest.

I don’t know if this will work for everyone—and it may not work long for us—but it seems to work now. Besides, if you’re into electronic music, this album is a pivotal one in the development of the genre. And even if you’re not into electronica, it’s nice to listen to when you need to chill out and you want something gentle in the background.

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  1. by christie

    On July 1, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    You can also try true native American music. There is something about the drumming and rhythmic repetition that lulls babies and kids alike to sleep.

  2. by christie

    On July 1, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    You can also try true native American music. There is something about the drumming and rhythmic repetition that lulls babies and kids alike to sleep.