Babywearing Orchestra Makes For An Incredible Lullaby (Video)

13/10/2014 12:04 | Updated 20 May 2015

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An orchestra of parents play Ode to Joy while babywearing - carrying their baby in wraps - in this sweet video.

With their babies securely wrapped either to their chest or back, these talented mums and dads have their hands free to play the classic Beethoven tune on instruments from the trombone to the harp.

The project is the brainchild of Diana Rosenfield, founder of wrap selling site Wrap Your Baby. Diana has been a vocal advocate for babywearing for eight years and teaches wrapping techniques to mums and dads.

"Wrapping made mothering so much nicer for me, that I got really passionate and wanted to share," she explains on her website.

As Diana points out in the subtitles, her 'Ode to Joy' video illustrates one of the greatest advantages of babywearing - it makes carrying a baby around a hands-free affair.

"A group of parents, some professional musicians, some who haven't played since high school celebrate having their hands free for everything from housework to artistic pursuits."

The music was kept to a low level so as not to disturb the babies or damage their sensitive ears. And in fact, it seems to have the opposite effect, with several of the youngsters swaying and lolling in their wraps as the musicians play. Now, that's what we call a lullaby!

And if you look closely, there's an adorable bonus hidden in the video - the wraps (which can be bought on Diana's website) are all printed with the sheet music for Ode to Joy!

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