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The Trans Siberian Orchestra is coming to town and my DH would LOVE to go! So I'm thinking that would be a great bday gift at the end of the month. Our DD will be 6 weeks old. Tickets I would get would be in the back, upper level. Do you think a concert of this sort would be much for a 6 week old? With the noise level?<br><br>
You can look them up on amazon to hear them if you don't already know who they are. They play holiday music in a very different way. It probably does get loud. I'd really love to take him but would need to take our babe along - not sure if that is okay or not?<br><br>
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Most orchestras and Operas don't allow babies. You can call the venue and find out. I think it would be too loud for a baby but maybe if he/she is tucked away in a sling it would help muffle it.
 

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It's not a regular orchestra. That's just their name. It's more like a rock orchestra. They do holiday music. For osme reason, youtube isn't really working for me, but you can look them up on there to see what there concerts are like. It probably does get pretty loud since it is more rock like. Look up their popular song "Wizards in Winter" - you've probably heard it!
 

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Okay...here is a link from youtube of their most famous song being performed at a concert. Not sure how loud it would actually be when at the concert and if it could be too much to take a 6 week old. Though people do take babies to movies sometimes so maybe this would be similar? Although this might be a little louder and more constant noise. The concert is also really flashy with lights - not that my newborn woudl see that...but I think I would have to close my eyes through it! LOL!<br><br>
Here it is <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSHSzGzqwfs&feature=related" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSHSz...eature=related</a><br><br>
Some of it is softer though, like this <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jA9DmSfufSQ&feature=related" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jA9Dm...eature=related</a><br><br>
After searching youtube, I think most of their songs are on the softer to middle ground side. That first link is probably their loudest song and most others are not like that.<br><br>
Thoughts anyone else? Too much for a 6 weeek old?
 

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Probably too much for such a little one but if it does work out to go, I'd definitely have her in a sling so you can nurse and she can sleep.
 

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This, & I'd take ear protectors for her as well.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">This, & I'd take ear protectors for her as well.</div>
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Where would I get those?
 

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I'd definitely second the suggestion of a sling if you go, and be aware of how loud it's getting, and recognize that there's a possibility that she'll freak out and you'll have to leave. We've taken our infant to a couple of outdoor concerts (he had a blast at the Austin City Limits fest and he heard a couple of bands that were on my laboring CDs). I'd be a little more wary of indoor concerts for a baby that wee, but it could be doable.
 

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If it's outdoor it *might* be okay, but I'm going to go with no. I think Transiberian is way too loud for a newborn. Even sitting in the back, they make sure they can be heard very well and I don't think a newborn would like it at all. That's just me.
 

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I just ordered some baby earmuffs from this website <a href="http://earplugstore.stores.yahoo.net/ejuearmu.html" target="_blank">baby earmuffs</a> They haven't arrived yet, so I can't tell you how they fit, but I would go with something like this for hearing protection for your little one.
 

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You are going to be highly disappointed if you go. I went to a "quiet" indoor venue and it was BAD. My DD was 3mo. I was in the very back and she flipped out. I tried nursing her, and it was just too much for her. I ended up hiding in the bathroom until intermission and we left.<br><br>
That was my birthday present.......so...yah.
 

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I personally would not go with a 6-week old. They are just to small. And they freak out easily of stuff at that age. Everything is new and with loud noise. Concerts are very loud imho and even I have less hearing the day after a concert.<br>
ETA: the best seats for less sound would be in the front to the very side of the stage. are on the left or right side of the stage but you are really looking at the sides, not the front of the stage. Even there the sound will be loud. Speakers are always lined up that soundwave are triangulary traveling through a venue. So the widest point of the soudwaves are right in the back. And sometimes you will notice slapback in the back of the venue which is a nasty echo.
 

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voice of dissent here--I'd go with ear protection (and I'd put them on her before the day of, so that she is used to wearing them) and I'd snuggle her up in the sling. If she hates it, you can leave, but I don't think it's a foregone conclusion that she's going to hate it. My daughter went to several movies and concerts before she was 3 months old, and she was fine. I just took care to protect her ears. As long as she was snuggled up with me, she couldn't have cared less. (Although she liked the music--she's always responded well to music, so maybe that's part of the reason.) And if it does go well, you have a lovely family outing with your husband.
 

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I think I will go with ear protection and the sling. I'll also pull out a CD of the music that we have so maybe she can get use to the music ahead of time too.<br><br><br><br>
Would you get:<br><br><a href="http://earplugstore.stores.yahoo.net/ejuearmu.html" target="_blank">http://earplugstore.stores.yahoo.net/ejuearmu.html</a><br><br>
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(4th one down) <a href="http://www.bluffcitywholesale.com/ear_plugs.htm" target="_blank">http://www.bluffcitywholesale.com/ear_plugs.htm</a> ????
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I just ordered some baby earmuffs from this website <a href="http://earplugstore.stores.yahoo.net/ejuearmu.html" target="_blank">baby earmuffs</a> They haven't arrived yet, so I can't tell you how they fit, but I would go with something like this for hearing protection for your little one.</div>
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I have these. They're awesome. <a href="http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b58/RoseUndine/Ned/IMG_0732.jpg" target="_blank">Here's Ned sleeping through</a> all the 4th of July ruckus in his. He slept right through the fireworks, and we were practically right under them.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I have these. They're awesome. <a href="http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b58/RoseUndine/Ned/IMG_0732.jpg" target="_blank">Here's Ned sleeping through</a> all the 4th of July ruckus in his. He slept right through the fireworks, and we were practically right under them.</div>
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They seem so big and cumbersome!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">They seem so big and cumbersome!</div>
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They are a little bit cumbersome, but better that than have their hearing damaged. And Ned doesn't seem bothered by them (obviously, since he has no problem sleeping in them). They're a bit of a pain when I'm wearing him, but well worth it.
 
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