5. Soothe your newborn (and yourself) with a lullaby
It seems that moms singing to their newborns are doing more than just putting their little ones to sleep – they’re also keeping the infant healthy.
A study published in the journal Pediatrics in 2013 shows that live music can improve the health of premature babies in a few key ways, including their heart and lung function. Parental lullabies can also enhance bonding, the study’s authors wrote, and in turn decrease parents’ stress levels. It’s win-win all around, so there’s really no excuse not to brush up on “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.”