Silence is golden. But is it preventable? For young children — babies, especially — loud noises are part of their culture. In fact, unusual quietness in a baby can oftentimes be seen as sign of something being not quite right. Still, people can be stubborn. The world apparently revolves around their eardrums. And the prospect of donning toddlers’ mouths with muzzles has entered the conversation. Should it be fine for parents to buffer their baby’s blaring? Keep reading to find out why or why not masking babies for the sake of silence is or isn’t a good idea.