A few of the over 35,000 positive written comments from satisfied parents

• "This is one of the most important baby products—it's a necessity for new parents!" —DT San Antonio, TX

• "We just love this tape. Both my children love to go to sleep." —MD Harrisburg, PA.

• "My husband also uses the tape to go to sleep. He works third shift and and sometimes has trouble sleeping during the day." —SS Peoria, IL

• "Great way to fall asleep!" —FG Monroeville, PA

• "My daughter would not go to sleep for anything. You don't know how helpful this was. No more 3 a.m. bed times." —DP San Antonio, TX

"After we started using this tape our daughter would sleep from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m., and she's only two months old! It's a great tape!"—MP Denver, CO

• "We are truly amazed! We have had the best nights we've ever had since he was born, with the use of your tape. Thank you!" —DR Colorado Springs, CO

• "Es una bonita musica para camar a los ninos y a ellos les gusto." —VM Greeley, CO

• "It put to sleep our whole family!" —MS Randolph, NJ.

• "We love it. Great gift idea for all parents." —MP Williamsville, NY.

• "Our baby went from waking up 4 to 5 times a night to just once a night almost instantly." —KM Salem, AR.

• "This tape is wonderful! My daughter has colic and it's very hard to get her to fall asleep (usually). The minute I turn on the tape, she falls asleep. Thanks so much." —HW Chattanooga, TN.

• "Excellent tape to calm our pre-schooler to sleep." —DD Sterling, VA.

• "I turn on the tape to calm down when I get an attack of post-partum blues." —MC Altus, OK.

These songs are great for helping to calm a fussy baby. I used both volumes with my newborns (even before they were born to get them familiar with the songs). In combination with other methods (bathing, rocking, massaging, removing stimuli, etc.), it is just another way to help soothe your baby. I found the songs soothing for me as well. They are very monotone, slow, and rhythmic. The heartbeat sound carries through all the songs and even plays through the song transitions. If nothing else, it is a good "sleepy-time" routine for your baby to cue in that it is time to sleep. I LOVE to give this set for baby shower gifts! - Gina L

This is a FANTASTIC cd! I've purchased 3 already. 20 years ago I had this in a cassette version and swore by it. Truly calms infant and even relaxes parent. Great bonding tool and works wonders on colic babies. --Davi

My favorite go to for all baby showers. Love it! -Michelle M

I was given this CD (in cassette form) when my son was born. In those post-birth days when a new mom is exhausted and sleep patterns are all out of whack, this music helped both my son AND me to get to sleep. It is also very useful when the kids are older but sick, and a good night's sleep can do wonders to help them recover. It works on me too when I can't get to sleep. Try it! - Feen

I am 22 and pregnant with my first child. :) my mother got this CD so many years ago as a gift for my sister, and it honestly works! I think I loved it more haha. It's very calming, relaxing. Babies love it and so will you. - Elisibeth

This is not just good for babies - I just bought this for my 12 yr old with special needs that has had troubles on and off through the years sleeping! She’s been doing well, but I just stumbled across this right before the July 4th fireworks, which was 10x worse this year as neighbors in all directions, including one street behind our house, we’re letting off professional grade fireworks. Someone she finally managed to fall asleep! And for a girl who goes on long spurts of letting me play music, or not, to hear her wake up in the middle of the night and ask for “London Bridge” (the first song on the cd) that was pretty cool! I can honestly say this is one of the best garage sale finds ever, and for a dime! I had been looking for heartbeat music like this when she was a baby. So glad I finally found it! Heartbeats are so comforting to babies, so I knew this was exactly what my girl needed. - new mommy

Since 1985, millions of parents have successfully used Heartbeat Lullabies along with our nurturing bedtime routine to stop crying, prevent colic, and train their child to sleep all night in their own bed.

Listen free to a Traditional Heartbeat Lullaby

Studies have shown that playing Heartbeat Lullabies will comfort a baby in intensive care, during painful and/or frightening procedures and in difficult circumstances.

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Why Your Baby Cries

According to a National Sleep Foundation Poll, about half of new parents are getting less than 6.9 hours sleep per night and are being awakened six to seven nights per week by their crying infant. Since the late 1940’s parents have been encouraged to let their baby cry to sleep. Recent research doesn’t agree with this unnatural response to your baby’s cry to be comforted ,,, Read More.

24 Reasons Your Baby Cries

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About The Inventor

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Multi-Award Winning Educator, Recording Engineer, Songwriter, Producer and Publisher

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Creator and Pioneer of the Most Effective, Best-Selling Therapeutic Music in the World

Education: Masters of Science, Institute of Textile Technology, Charlottesville, VA Bachelors of Science, Auburn University, Auburn, AL Professional Development: Mind and Body Medical Institute Courses, Department of Continuing Education, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

In 1962, Terry Woodford started out making music in Muscle Shoals Al.  During his career as a hit record producer, music publisher, recording engineer, songwriter, Woodford supplied music and songs for top acts such as The Commodores, Jimmy Buffet, The Temptations, Alabama, Hank Williams Jr., Wayne Newton, Barbara Mandrell, Mac McAnally, John Kay of Steppenwolf, The Supremes, Hot and many others.

Terry served on the board of governors of the Nashville Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences twice. He co-founded and taught courses for the first four year degree program in the country to teach the ins and outs of the music business at the University of North Alabama. Many of the song writers and students he mentored are well respected leaders in the record industry. One of his discoveries, Mac McAnally, was recently inducted into the Song writers Hall of Fame and has won CMA's musician of the year ten times. His former partners Clayton Ivey, Jimmy Johnson, Barry Beckett, Roger Hawkins and David Hood were inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame in 2009. Terry also served as Chairman of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame board for five years. As a result a four million dollar museum was constructed in Tuscumbia, Alabama to honor Alabama's music achievers.

Then in 1985 he ran into a crying need.

From ‘Rock & Roll’ to ‘Rock-a-Bye’

At the request of a daycare provider, Woodford took on a challenge to produce music in his Wishbone Recording Studio to help kids sleep at naptime. His idea was to record an actual human heart and use it as the rhythm of traditional nursery songs. He and three time Grammy nominated and platinum selling songwriter/musician, Brandon Barnes, crafted simple but sophisticated arrangements of the songs with the intent to reinforce the compassion in the singers voices. Much to their surprise, when tested in a hospital newborn nursery, nurses reported 94% of crying babies were calmed to sleep by the music in less than two minutes.

Later that year, Woodford visited a cardiac intensive care unit where nurses had started playing his Heartbeat Lullabies to help infants and children get rest and sleep needed to heal from heart surgery. The intensive care nurses were anxious to show him how playing his simple lullabies with a heartbeat could miraculously calm a frightened upset baby in just a few seconds. The experience changed his life. In 1987 he left the music business to devote full time to developing and spreading the use of his heartbeat lullabies.

The music has proven to be a “God send” for thousands of care providers and millions of frazzled, sleep deprived parents . The research-backed recordings have now been used in over 8,000 hospitals and special care centers to calm infants, children and adults. Woodford's method to get babies to stop crying and sleep through the night has been played in over 3.4 million homes.  Fans may not remember the name of the CD or Woodford’s name, but they never forget it’s distinctive sound and how fast it works. 

Crying is the primary trigger for infant abuse

Over one and a half million copies of his method to stop crying and get babies to sleep all night have been purchased by the Department of Defense, public health departments, hospitals, insurance companies and child abuse prevention organizations to give at-risk parents to stop the crying and help prevent infant abuse.

The music evolves to other animal species

For years, Woodford would roll his eyes when parents wrote him about how their baby’s Heartbeat Lullabies recording was also calming their dog to sleep. He just assumed when the baby stopped crying the dog got a break like everyone else in the family.

But in 2004, members of the American Boarding Kennels Association (ABKA) verified that parents were on to something. Over 90 kennels reported that playing Heartbeat Lullabies for anxious dogs reduced separation anxiety, diarrhea, aggression and excessive barking. That same year researchers reported calming aggressive male chimps to sleep by playing the CD at the Honolulu Zoo.

Woodford knew if he tried to market the baby lullaby CD to calm barking dogs, he would be setting himself up for ridicule and disbelief from skeptics. But when he saw the music calm 50 frightened barking dogs in less than two minutes in a Colorado humane society, he decided to go for it. “It would have been irresponsible not to share the dramatic successes animal care providers were having playing the CD for their upset dogs,” says Woodford. “When we played the Canine Lullabies CD stress levels were way low which makes the dogs a lot easier to adopt.” Says, Susan Friedenburg, Adoption Manager, Colorado Humane Society /SPCA Englewood. 

Hundreds of humane societies, rescue shelters and animal clinics across America and Great Britain are discovering they can make their dogs more comfortable and more adoptable by playing the Canine Lullabies CD. Upon request the Canine Lullabies CDs are provided free to shelters, humane societies, and animal clinics to use in their facility. 

Another Miracle? 

In a recent evidenced based study 15 chronically ill people with Dementia and Alzheimer's were played Terry's Heartbeat Lullabies for 30 minutes, twice a week, for six weeks to reduce anxiety. The residents demented type behavior was dramatically reduced and their cognitive abilities were dramatically improved.

Woodford is a recognized therapeutic music expert – both in artistic creation and in marketing innovation.  He speaks nationally and internationally to nurses, doctors, social workers, parents and other care providers on how to use music and why it works to help heal and calm frightened children, adults and other animals.

Woodford’s advice is widely sought by parents, medical professionals, social workers and animal care providers. He has been an informative and entertaining guest on national, regional and local media including CBS Up to the Minute, TNN, CBC (Journal Diary), Health Network’s “Ask the Pediatrician”, The 700 Club, BBC and others. He’s been interviewed in over 400 local TV news stories, TV talk shows, talk radio programs and newspapers in American and Canadian cities.