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Ok, I haven't been to a concert since junior high, like 20+ years ago. I am going to a concert tonight (The Police! Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!) and a concert tomorrow... is this too much noise for the baby? Will it be alright?

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Hmmm the baby CAN hear right now...I'd just get a seat that isn't too close. Have fun, the Police ROCK!
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Yeah, I'm not too close, the seats far away were expensive enough.
I'm completely in love with Sting

I thought about tying a sweatshirt around my belly to buffer the noise but it's like 120 degrees and that sounds yucky
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I was going to suggest something like that
Thats good that the seats are far away. I wouldn't stay there very long either....since there will be so much noise. I like Sting too
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If you're in the Dec. DDC, the baby can't even hear yet...I say rock and roll. Enjoy your concert. I'm sure it'll be fine.

A baby's ears begin to form at around eight weeks and become structurally complete at about 24 weeks. But as early as 18 weeks, the bones of the inner ear and the nerve endings from the brain have developed enough for your baby to hear sounds such as your heartbeat and blood moving through the umbilical cord. He may even be startled by loud noises! For the rest of the pregnancy, sound serves as a baby's major information channel.

By week 25, your baby begins to hear your voice - and your partner's - and may even recognize those voices as early as week 27. Sounds may be muffled, though, because the ears are still covered with vernix, the thick waxy coating that protects the skin from becoming chapped by the amniotic fluid.
no sweatshirt then! Hurray!

Thanks ladies!
You'll be fine. I've been to one already, and last time I was pg I went to one at 7 months along. Baby is well insulated in there!
Yeah I thought the baby can't hear until about 6 mos, too. Once in my last pregnancy I was exposed to a super duper horribly loud alarm system & was worried about my fetus. I was told (by my midwife & a couple others) that things are so insulated in there, for a sound to be damaging to the baby it would have to be much louder even than what would be damaging to YOU & your ears. So it would have to be an excruciatingly painful noise to harm a fetus.

I went to a Dead Can Dance concert in my 3rd trimester last time, & it was hilarious how much the baby moved! We figured he must be dancing.

Have fun!
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No worries! I agree, baby is very well insulated. With dd, I saw Peter Gabriel and The Who. I'm going to see The Police in July!! I SO can't wait!! Have a great time!
Everything I've ever heard is that even when the baby's hearing is fully developed, the most they can hear is very muted and garbled. They can hear the mom's voice (because it comes through her skeleton) but everyone else is just background garble at best. Personally, I wouldn't worry a long as the decibel level isn't too uncomfortable for you, I'd think it was perfectly fine for the baby!

Hope you have fun! And I love Sting, too! Especially playing the lute.
I know, I'm a dork....
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Originally Posted by SheBear View Post
They can hear the mom's voice (because it comes through her skeleton)
Wow. That's cool. It's like an internal reverb system.
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