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The science behind those smiles

Everyone loves a happy baby, so we wanted to share some of the things we learnt along the way to discovering the #SoundofHappy.

We worked with world-class psychologists to help us sound out exactly what gives little ones the giggles. And here’s what they told us…

Firstly, when it comes to rhythm, babies really get into the groove. When hearing strong rhythmic music like the classical works of Mozart, babies move along to the beat – usually raising a smile while doing so.

We also discovered babies’ brains love patterns and repetition. And because they have a shorter memory span than adults, a tune can be very repetitive without getting boring. At the same time, the element of surprise is something they also respond to. A silent pause, a change in the tempo, or an unexpected effect on the vocals are all elements that capture little ones’ attention and keep them eagerly listening.

Us grownups might not appreciate them as much, but the higher the pitch of a sound, the more engaged and gleeful infants become. While energetic, social sounds like hand claps, animal noises and laughter itself create an inclusive, high-energy that babies instantly engage with.

So, there you have it. After months of painstaking research, we were ready to create the happy song. And the results spoke for themselves.

Our Top 5 Happiest Sounds (as voted by over 1000 UK parents)

  • Sneeze
  • Blowing a raspberry
  • Cheek pop
  • Cough
  • Duck quack

Welcome to the
The first song scientifically tested to make babies happy.