Lexi Petronis 

Lexi Petronis gave up her Manhattan editor lifestyle for the desert, where she lives with her husband and two children (the move has also saved a fortune on anti-frizz hair products). She's a health blogger for Glamour, reviews the newest and coolest products for Cool Mom Picks, and writes about everything from nutrition and beauty to family and fitness for places such as BabyZone, Everyday Health, and Woman’s Day. She's also the author of 47 Things You Can Do For the Environment (Zest Books, 2012).

Make a Little Magic with Music

Your baby might not know the difference between Beethoven and the Beatles just yet, but that doesn’t mean she’s not ready for some music appreciation. Research has shown that music can boost babies’ development in lots of ways, like helping improve listening skills and memory. It can also turn a grouchy baby into a happy one (and that one’s mama-tested!). Here are seven ideas to get your little one in a musical state of mind.

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