Classic Baby Music and Lullabies to Soothe your Little One

Crying baby? Baby music... lullabies, songs, CDs... will help to soothe and calm her down. She won't even care how good (or bad) your voice is.

Classic baby songs like Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star are always a favorite for baby music, but you can make up words to any tune or even give your baby a head start by singing math songs. As long as he can hear your gentle voice and see you, he'll be happy. As he gets older, he'll even start coo-ing along.

Once your baby is able to sit up, spice up playtime by doing fingerplays with her. You can either just sing and let her watch or hold her hands and help her do the movements.

Enjoy the lyrics to some favorite baby songs...

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
(One of my kids' favs. They all signed "song" as opening and shutting their hands like we did for "Twinkle")

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
How I wonder what you are
Up above the world so high
Like a diamond in the sky
Twinkle, twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are.

You are My Sunshine
(Also a fav. I personalize it for each of my kids and they feel so special..."You are My Handsome Man"..."You are My Beautiful"...and the silly, "You are my Stinker-shine")

You are my sunshine
My only sunshine
You make me happy
When skies are gray
You'll never know dear
How much I love you
So please don't take
My sunshine...away.

Hush Little Baby

Hush little baby, don't say a word
Mama's gonna buy you a mockingbird.
If that mockingbird don't sing,
Mama's gonna buy you a diamond ring.
If that diamond ring turns to brass,
Mama's gonna buy you a looking glass,
If that looking glass gets broke,
Mama's gonna buy you a billy goat.
If that billy goat won't pull,
Mama's gonna buy you a horse and bull.
If that horse and bull turn over,
Mama's gonna buy you a dog named, Rover.
If that dog named Rover runs away,
Mama's gonna love you anyway.

Rock-a-Bye Baby

Rock-a-bye baby, in the treetop
When the wind blows, the cradle will rock
When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall
And down will come baby, cradle and all
(My mom always sang it a little less violently and changed the last line to….
“But Mommy will catch her, cradle and all”)

ABC’s (The Alphabet Song)
(You all know the first part… there are many variations of the end…)

Now I know my ABC’s, next time won’t you sing with me.
Now I know my ABC’s, thank you all for singing with me.
Now I’ve sung my ABC’s, next time won’t you sing with me.
Now you’ve heard my ABC’s, tell me what you think of me.

The “Barney” Song
(I dislike Barney as much as the next parent, but the song is great to sing at bedtime)

I love you. You love me.
We’re a happy family.
With a great big hug and a kiss from me to you, (hug and kiss your baby)
Won’t you say you love me too?

Some favorite baby music is actually just very soothing adult music... examples: Enya, Jewel, even Dave Matthews...

A couple of our favorite baby CDs:

Exit Baby Music and Return to Music Main Page
Preschool Learning and Crafts Home

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