Nuryl is a High-Information Music baby app designed to supercharge your baby’s brain during a short period of time from 5 months prenatal to 2 years of age. This small window of opportunity is known in the scientific community as the Critical Window of Brain Development. It's during this time that your baby's tiny brain is developing more rapidly than it ever will in his or her lifetime. The Nuryl baby app and it’s musical curriculum is designed to stimulate your baby's brain through interaction while listening to our complex musical arrangements that are highly melodic, complex, and unpredictable. While other apps for babies may offer lullabies for soothing or calming, Nuryl is the complete opposite and is not to be used during sleepy time. During pregnancy, use Nuryl with a pair of headphones placed on your stomach when your baby is most active. Find out more about the concept behind Nuryl by watching the video inside of our app and learn why thousands of other pregnant moms and new parents from all over the world are using Nuryl with their baby now.
"I can say (and our pediatrician says) she is advanced in both motor skills and language skills. She started walking at 10 months of age and stacking blocks at about 29 weeks of age." - Jim C.
"To look at a newborn baby and see recognition on their face as they turn towards the sound of the music is an amazing thing...We continue to use the app and look forward to seeing future results in our baby girl!" Andy Lehman
- Free unlimited trial playlist when you download now.
- Proprietary Music designed just for Nuryl (Half of our musical pieces were created specifically for our app)
- Mini music lessons to help your child become familiar with specific keys and scales
- Track your baby's listening progress on the stats page
- Use Nuryl with headphones on your stomach during pregnancy starting at 5 months prenatal
- Use a stereo or bluetooth speakers for new babies (Do not use headphones on little ears)
- Subscribe to get a new playlist of High-Information music every month. Over 600+ musical pieces
- Recommended listening of only 1 hour per day during active times
- Playlists newly added for children age 2 to 6
- Only baby app of it's kind
* Users have the option for two different subscription levels:
- Monthly - $9.99 / month
- Yearly - $79.99 / year
* All In App Purchasing will be charged to users iTunes Account, and cancellation of service must be done by adjusting subscriptions within iTunes Account.
* Subscriptions renew on the day of the month or year that the user signed up for the service. In order to cancel service auto-renew must be turned off from without Account Info on user's iTunes Account.
* No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period.
* Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication.
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Ratings and Reviews
Great concept, poor execution
First of all, the principle is excellent. As an infant, and throughout my childhood (beginning in 1974), my parents exposed me to extensive classical music. Incidentally, my brain is more advanced than ordinary people which I’ve known for decades. I understand the focus of this App entirely however, the App is flawed.
Flaw number one: Some tracks are not in tune. More than one song, I have played along with my guitar only to find that the Nuryl App is just a little flat; and I mean just the slightest bit. I verified the off key condition with some of the songs just to be absolutely certain, and to my dismay, I am correct. In my opinion, it is a major flaw.
Flaw number two: Beginning at month seven, and continuing into month eight, the new playlists downloaded feature low information music. Why? When I first began using the App, there were a majority of classical compositions. The most recent playlist has only a few songs by classical composers. Now, my family is subjected to music genres that lack rhythmic foundations, and harmony. Very disappointing!
The two flaws I’ve mentioned are critical problems, and I won’t be a subscriber ever again.
My final statement is just a complaint. Recent playlists are mostly artists I just don’t like. One in particular has several songs every single month. The artist could be the developer’s favorite so, I don’t want to be insulting however, nothing special about that artist or the songs they’ve produced.
Developer Response ,
We are glad that you like the overall principle of Nuryl, although we disagree about the app being flawed. The music is being directly played from high-quality audio files downloaded onto your device and not purposely being altered. It is possible that there are some songs that are slightly out of tune because of the ensemble tuning on the recording. Ultimately, the Nuryl curriculum was designed to stimulate the brains of young children ages prenatal -2yo in hopes to increase their cognitive abilities and not to teach perfect pitch.
Also, all of our playlists include high-information pieces as that is what the curriculum is built around (music tonally rich with highly complex harmonies that move rapidly into unexpected places by incorporating unusual melodic structures). We do have some playlists that are more jazz-oriented so as to provide diversity for the listeners but these are in our opinion high-information pieces that follow the definition of High-Information music as we advertise. Month 7 and 8 that you mention still have plenty of classical high-information pieces mixed in with the jazz and with the exception of a couple of playlists, all playlists are diversified as such.
Great Concept and Experience
We loved it, the concept and the execution. The variety of the music, and the criteria for its selection, were unique and impressive, and our baby was engaging with sound experiences we neither had the time or knowledge to provide. Watched the videos of the creator’s son, and some TED talks on baby sound and language development, and it convinced us! The positive reviews ring true for us, certainly. Some of the negatives are hilariously irrelevant, referring to a random server error as an app-defining moment. As for criticisms of taste, well we certainly didn’t “enjoy” every piece, but that wasn’t the point - if I had wanted baby to just experience what his laymen parents knew or appreciated, and didn’t care about exposure to complex or unpredictable “information rich” music, then I wouldn’t have considered this in the first place. But I want him to have the opportunity to be as sensitized as possible so he can have as much “ear” as possible for his own music and language growth.
(Bonus was that I also grew in my own musical tastes and appreciation!)
Love the ease of the app!
We try to use the app daily, sometimes life happens and we aren’t able to get the full hour in, but we definitely try! We love the ease of being able to open the app and play music, all while tracking our time! The only thing we don’t love is some songs are rather depressing and/or sound scary. It is only a few songs, I recognize they are complex, but I wish they were all focused on being happy or relaxing. We are on the three month age and one song literally sounds like the opener to a horror movie, so we always skip it (but at least we can do that!). It is just way easier to have the fun interactions with the fun and/or relaxing songs. Other than that, we love it!
Developer Response ,
So glad to hear you are enjoying the app! Yes, some songs are darker in tonality and key and it ends up being beautiful to some and maybe a little moody to others. However, we didnt want to exclude these songs due to their High-Information content and cognitive benefits. Definitely skip a song or two that your child has issues with and thanks so much for the support!
- Nuryl, LLC
- 35.8 MB
Requires iOS 8.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Unrestricted Web Access
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- In-App Purchases
- Subscription $9.99
- Initial Subscription $79.99
- Subscription $79.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.