Too-cute news from Slovakia:
In this photo taken yesterday, a quartet of one- and two-day-old babies listen to classical music as part of an experimental program. Doctors at Kosice-Saca Hospital, the first private hospital in Slovakia, believe the music therapy helps newborns reduce stress and stay healthy.
Shortly after birth, infants receive five 20-minute music sessions each day. Doctors found that while the tikes are tuned in, most of them fall asleep or lie quietly.
We wonder if the headphones aren’t gently compressing babies’ still-soft skulls, raising their intracranial pressure and lulling them into a hypoxic state…
It’s just a theory, people.
Photo credit: Joe Klamar / AFP / Getty Images.
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