April 24, 2024

Feel helpless when your baby gets into a crying fit? One mom managed to soothe her tearful newborn, namely with the help of Beyoncé’s music.

Naya, a 24-year-old mom based in Virginia, has found that the sounds of various pop, hip-hop and R&B songs, including Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” as well, have helped her 2-month-old son Lucio to stop crying.

Naya told Newsweek: “I have tried several other songs such as ‘Captain Hook’ by Megan Thee Stallion, ‘Try Again’ by Aaliyah, ‘Bye Bye Bye’ by NSYNC and a lot of Spanish songs because we are Afro-Honduran.”

The mom shared various videos from her TikTok account @jchellestryingherbest of Lucio appearing quieted by several tunes, such as Beyoncé’s “Crazy In Love” in a viral clip posted on December 6.

A baby’s ability to react to music may be linked to when they were in the womb.

A March 2019 study in Neural Plasticity journal noted: “There is compelling evidence that the ability of newborns to respond to music, and process it, is influenced by the sound exposure during the last trimester of gestation in the womb.

“Newborn infants prenatally exposed to music and with minimal or no exposure to it after birth, already show, in the first days of life, physiological responses to music including reactions to basic rhythmic and pitch patterns,” the study said.

‘Beyoncé Is the Cure All’

Lucio is heard crying while being held by his mom at the start of the aforementioned viral video.

He stops crying shortly after Beyoncé’s “Crazy In Love” begins playing. A caption shared with the clip says: “yall we did beyoncé twice and he was entranced both times.”

The mom told Newsweek: “Most slower songs do not work. My son prefers fast-paced songs and he likes movement and he likes to dance.”

In another clip posted on Saturday, Lucio appeared to be calmed by the sound of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.”

“My two month old is a Swiftie,” the poster wrote in a caption shared with the video.

The baby was also shown to be quickly quieted by the sounds of Shakira’s “Hips Don’t Lie,”The Weeknd’s “I Feel It Coming,””One More Chance” by the late Notorious B.I.G., as well as the music from other artists such as Lil Wayne and Missy Elliott.

Several TikTok users adored the baby’s reaction to the music.

User hunneyy.bee noted: “Beyonce is the cure all!”

Wrensted Interiors said: “Welcome to the Beyonce Daycare, aka the Beycare.”

User @_eulaariole_ said: “not Beyoncé making parenting easier.”

User alexus5283 said “aww he loves all kinds of music…” in a reply to the video showing Lucio’s response to the Taylor Swift song.

Kaz said “IT WAS INSTANTANEOUS” in a reply to the clip of the baby reacting to the music of Shakira.

Reb689 noted “He started dancing!! Awww…he’s adorable,” in response to the baby’s reaction to the song from The Weeknd.

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This story was originally published December 11, 2023, 7:00 AM.

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