Lullaby Baby – Music to help children sleep

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I was sent a gorgeous lullaby album called Lullaby Baby to see if the kids enjoyed it and to see if it helped calm them down ready for their bedtime routine. My children are not big fans of sleep, both like to fight it as long as they can and both are early risers. They’re not the worst, I still manage to get 8 hours most nights and Evan still naps so I shouldn’t complain (though I often do!).

They tend to have a bit of a crazy hour before bed, bathtimes don’t relax them so they end up more excitable than when they got in. We’ll either play football in the living room or have a dance around to the music channels or sing some songs together to get rid of a bit of their energy. We’ll start with songs like wind the bobbin up and the grand old duke of york and end with calmer ones like twinkle twinkle little star and rock a bye baby. Then it’s on to the bedtime routine which for Annie can be quite long, though we don’t really mind!

Bedtime routine

Relaxing together and listening to Lullaby Baby with teddy and tickle.

We’ll sing in the car too if I’m trying to get Evan to nap and Annie to relax a bit, that has always been my failsafe. I’d drive around for ages when they were younger just to get them to finally give in and sleep, parking up at the beach with a drivethru coffee to keep me going or just a bottle of water if I didn’t want to risk waking them! I tried Lullaby Baby in the car at the weekend when I needed Evan to go to sleep and it worked – I ended up having to wake him.

Lullaby Baby is one of those albums that is relaxing enough to get Evan to sleep without winding me up and that’s mainly because the singer Martha Bean has a stunning voice that I actually like listening to. The beautiful lullaby Lavender’s Blue is on there too, you’ll know it if you’ve seen the new Cinderella, that is probably my favourite track on there. I probably shouldn’t admit to having a favourite lullaby though haha! As well as the lullabies there’s also instrumental versions which are so relaxing to listen to, they wouldn’t be out of place in a spa.

You can get the album on Spotify or iTunes and if your child is addicted to youtube like mine is, you can get some of their songs on their youtube channel. For more information see the website www.nurseryrhymes123.com

8 Comments

  1. 15 May, 2016 / 7:53 pm

    I am really excited I came across this post! I have 4 kids and have been wanting to introduce them to some english kid songs (I am from Canada, but live in Denmark, so my kids speak mostly Danish, but understand English). Thanks for sharing this!

    • Alison
      15 May, 2016 / 8:55 pm

      Great timing then! They are gorgeous songs too – I’m sure your kids will love them 🙂

  2. 16 May, 2016 / 3:05 pm

    Ahh this is so helpful and perfectly timed! I’m 39+4 with my second baby and I’ll definitely need some lullaby music in the near future! Thanks for sharing!

  3. 16 May, 2016 / 3:18 pm

    Your kids are truly adorable!

  4. 16 May, 2016 / 3:48 pm

    This is so great! When my daughter wakes up, we listen to music. It’s a good way to start the day and she loves her jams – however, we listen to pop hits, so maybe some kid music would be good to throw in the mix 😉

  5. 17 May, 2016 / 6:19 am

    This sounds like a wonderful album, I used to sing to my children when they were little to get them to sleep, sometimes still do!

  6. 17 May, 2016 / 9:29 am

    Aww I should get this for my niece. So cute. xx

  7. 18 May, 2016 / 4:38 pm

    This is great! I have two daughter that have been having a hard time falling asleep. I think this might be a wonderful way to help them relax and transition to sleep. Thanks for sharing!