5 Best Bedtime Baby Songs – Funny Baby Lullabies
Getting your baby to fall asleep is not an easy task. For the most part, it requires a lot of patience, repetition, and praying. However, knowing some songs for babies is an easy place to start, and we’ve rounded up the five best lullaby songs for babies, that will help your little one drift off to dreamland.
It has been proven that listening to music helps babies relax and soothes them to sleep. Your baby reacts to music and lullabies in the very early days (when they are still in the womb), so even if you’re not a great singer, you may find yourself singing a lot as a new mom. Studies have shown that babies can hear and recognize their mother’s voice during pregnancy.
Singing baby songs can also be a sweet and effective way to calm your baby when he or she is fussy. Singing kids songs forms an intimate bond with your child and brings a sense of calm to both of you. The simplicity of the words and rhythms in traditional nursery rhymes and lullabies were specially designed to prepare your baby’s brain for language and communicating.
So, if you can’t get your little one to nap or stay asleep during bedtime, try one of these songs. It doesn’t really matter what you will choose to sing to your baby because the sound of your voice is enough to encourage him/her to drift off to sleep. These children songs provide comfortable sounds to the ears of the baby resulting in an almost instant sleep.
Without any further ado, here’s the list of the five best baby lullaby songs to sing to your little one! The best part? You’ll probably love singing them as much as your baby loves hearing them!
Amazing Baby Songs
Rock A Bye Baby
Rock A Bye Baby is one of the favorite classic lullabies among parents around the world. The song dates back to the 17th century and the tranquil melody is actually a variant of the English satirical ballad called Lillibullero.
Rock A Bye Baby depicts how people used to place their children in birch bark cradles and suspend them from a tree branch to rock them to sleep.
“Rock-a-bye baby, on 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.”
Hush Little Baby
Hush, Little Baby is a traditional lullaby and one of the most popular songs for kids. The song was written in the Southern United States, even though the author and date of origin are still unknown. This beloved American lullaby relies on one of the common parenting taboos – bribery and the lyrics promise all kinds of rewards to the child if he or she is quiet. The song has a simple structure that inspires parents to ad-lib new verses.
“Hush little baby don’t say a word.
Papa’s gonna buy you a mockingbird.
And if that mockingbird won’t sing,
Papa’s gonna buy you a diamond ring. ”
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star is a popular baby English song and one of the most favorite songs for kids to sing. This beloved lullaby is based on a nineteenth-century poem by Jane Taylor. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star was originally published in 1806 in Rhymes for the Nursery, a collection of poems by author Jane and her sister Ann Taylor.
“Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky!”
Brahms’ Lullaby was written by Johannes Brahms in the 1800s. The German composer wrote this famous lullaby as a baby shower gift for his friend, Bertha Faber when she had her second child. Today, there are many versions and verses for the lullaby, but the classic is more recognizable for its sweet melody. The lyrics of the first verse come from a German folk poem published in the collection of poems Des Knaben Wunderhorn.
“Lullaby and good night, with roses bedight,
With lilies o’er spread is baby’s wee bed,
Lay thee down now and rest, may thy slumber be blessed,
Lay thee down now and rest, may thy slumber be blessed.”
Over The Rainbow
Over The Rainbow is a beautiful ballad that was written by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg for the iconic movie The Wizard of Oz (1939). The classic tune was sung by famous actress Judy Garland in her leading role as Dorothy. The song won an Academy Award for Best Original Song and has crawled its way into the most favorite baby lullaby songs of all times.
“Somewhere, over the rainbow, way up high
There’s a land that I heard of once in a lullaby
Somewhere, over the rainbow, skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true. ”