Hello! I’m back in the UK and currently sitting amidst a pile of holiday washing and unpacking while looking out onto my slightly wild garden. I can’t wait to edit all the footage I took in France (despite my earlier thoughts of not vlogging or photographing much of the holiday the inner blogger in me won out and I ended up really enjoying catching snippets of our holiday on film). Before I get to the holiday stuff though, today I want to talk about happiness – specifically, our sounds of happy.
We have a tradition in our house. Every Friday after school during term time we have a “living room disco”. This is like a normal disco, only in the living room and without the disco lights. We’ve done it since forever.
As Baby Girl is now a 22 month old toddling toddler she’s just as much into the disco dancing as her older sister. The two girls dance around the living room throwing shapes and making each other laugh with their crazy moves. This isn’t a recent thing though – even before Baby Girl could walk she loved the tunes. Music – any type of music – makes her happy.
If I had to pinpoint the top five sounds that make my littlest one happy, they would be:
- The word “Boobie” (she’s definitely still led by her love of milk)
- Shakira’s Waka Waka song
- Fart noises (she likes to proclaim “poopie! Poopie!” every after one
- Lullabies at bedtime (Twinkle Twinkle Little Star is her favourite)
- The sound of the horses in the field opposite our house (she loves animals)
So these would be the sounds that would make my C&G Baby Club Sounds of Happy shortlist. The brand’s Sounds of Happy campaign is a great way to tap into some useful ideas for ways to cheer up a slightly grumpy baby and to kick-start those infectious baby giggles. (You never know, maybe your baby – like mine – will also have huge love for Shakira’s Waka Waka song!)
There’s something hugely rewarding about seeing your baby laugh isn’t there? I can still remember that first baby smile from both of my girls and, later, the development of a gummy smile into a belly-busting roar of a laugh. It’s funny and heart-melting, even at 3am.
I never get tired of finding ways to make my tot lose it with laughter and, as she gets older, she’s proving to be just as adept at finding ways to make us all crack up too. Often it’s a silly face (she does a brilliant Kenneth Williams impression!) or a funny dance move. Again, music is normally the catalyst for such behaviour. As much as her dad rolls his eyes at Shakira, even he can’t begrudge her the song for the millionth time in a row because the way her face lights up when it comes on is so priceless.
Tell me, what would your sounds of happy be? Is there a particular song your baby loves or a noise which is guaranteed to raise a big gummy grin?
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